Widow of German rapper turned ISIS fighter arrested

German prosecutors on Monday (September 9th) announced the arrest of a German-Tunisian woman, widow of a German rapper turned "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) fighter, over her alleged membership of the group, AFP reported.

The woman, named only as Omaima A., was arrested in Hamburg last week and also stands accused of having raised her children in the ideology of the group.

Omaima A. had married rapper Denis Cuspert, who went by the stage name Deso Dogg, after her first husband was killed in an air raid in the Syrian city of Kobani, according to prosecutors.

Cuspert, killed last year in an airstrike in Syria, was one of the most notorious ISIS foreign fighters, having appeared in several propaganda videos including one that apparently showed him with a man's severed head.

Omaima A. had travelled to Syria in January 2015 with her three children, to join her first husband and their father, Nadar H., in Syria.

She lived under ISIS rules, raising her children following the group's doctrines, and receiving monthly financial help from the militant outfit, prosecutors said.

She subsequently wed Cuspert, but left him and returned to Germany pregnant with their child, as well as her three other children, in 2016.

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