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US sexually tortured FMR. Daesh leader al-Baghdadi in military prison: widow

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the slain leader of the Daesh Takfiri terror group, was subjected to “sexual torture” while in US custody in 2004, his widow claims.

Umm Hudaifa, currently held in a Baghdad prison, shed light on her life alongside Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in an interview with the BBC published on Monday.

Before he was detained in 2004, al-Baghdadi was “religious but not extremist” and “conservative but open-minded,” said Umm Hudaifa, who is currently under investigation in an Iraqi prison for her ties to Daesh.

She claimed that a year-long detention in the US-run Bucca camp caused a significant change in Baghdadi’s personality as he was reportedly arrested after founding a militant group to supposedly fight US and allied occupation forces in Iraq . She said he told her that while in detention he was subjected to something “you can’t understand.”

Umm Hudaifa also claimed that after her release, Baghdadi displayed a short temper and frequent outbursts of anger, and developed psychological problems that she attributed to “sexual torture.”

Meanwhile, Umm Hudaifa herself is suspected of being involved in the sexual slavery of women and girls kidnapped by Daesh leaders. She has refuted the claims, claiming that she herself had tried to flee Daesh but was forced back by armed individuals stationed at checkpoints.

She expressed her deep shock and disgust at the atrocities committed by Daesh, describing them as “inhumane” and “crossing the line of humanity.” She further expressed her shame about the violence inflicted on the Izadi minority group, but denied the accusations against her.

This comes as Hamid Yazidi and his niece Soad, who was enslaved, raped and sold several times, have filed a civil lawsuit against Umm Hudaifa, accusing her of complicity in the kidnapping of Yazidi’s two wives, 26 children , and his two brothers and their children. families by Daesh. Six of Yazidi’s children are still missing.

Soad says that Hudaifa played a key role in selecting individuals for service, and states that her sister was one of the girls Hudaifa selected for that purpose.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the establishment of a so-called caliphate in 2014 after Daesh captured the Iraqi city of Mosul.

At the time, Daesh committed genocide against the Izadi people, in addition to hostage takings, enslavement and massacres of Muslim civilians in areas under its control. Despite his statement, Muslims around the world have overwhelmingly rejected his claim.

In October 2019, then US President Donald Trump announced that US Special Operations Forces had carried out an attack on Baghdadi in northwestern Syria, during which the Daesh leader committed suicide by igniting a suicide vest.

Experts believe that the US created the terrorist group Daesh and helped it rise and begin its reign of terror and destruction in Syria and Iraq in 2014.

In 2016, former US President Donald Trump, then a Republican presidential candidate, said at a campaign rally that former President Barack Obama and Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had founded Daesh.