Widow of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reveals details of their life together

Umm Hudaifa – widow of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – says she tried to leave him but couldn’t.

The widow of the Islamic State (IS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has shared details about her life with the extremist leader. In a rare interview from prison, she described her experiences and the challenges she faced as the wife of the head of the IS group.

According to the BBC, the widow, Umm Hudaifa, was the first wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. She recounted her attempts to leave him but was unable to do so. She also described the moment when she saw her husband addressing the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq, for the first time as the leader of the self-declared Islamic caliphate.

Umm Hudaifa is currently being held in a prison in Baghdad while Iraqi authorities investigate her role in IS and the group’s crimes. She has been accused by Yazidi women, who were abducted and raped by IS members, of colluding in the sexual enslavement of kidnapped girls and women. However, she denies these accusations and expresses regret for the atrocities committed by IS, saying, “I don’t deny that my husband was a criminal.”

The interview provides a rare glimpse into the personal life of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the challenges faced by his family as they navigated life under the shadow of the extremist leader.

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