29 Oct 2019

Death of Islamic State leader could lead to missing NZ Nurse

From First Up, 5:24 am on 29 October 2019

Intelligence gathered during the raid that killed the Islamic State leader could lead to the Kiwi nurse, who was captured by the terror group more than six years ago. Strategic analyst Paul Buchanan says the amount of evidence found will depend on the length of time Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi spent at the compound in north-west Syria, where he killed himself and his three young children during a US military raid. Mr Buchanan told First Up's Lydia Batham the raid could lead to key information in the search for nurse Louisa Avaki.