Baghdadi’s wife captured in Lebanon


Saja al-Dulaimi, former wife of ISIS' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ARA News

Beirut, Lebanon – The Lebanese army detained one of the wives of the Islamic State’s (IS/ISIS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and one of his sons while crossing from Syria to Lebanon earlier this week, Lebanese security officials said on Tuesday. 

The source refused to make any comment or provide information on the name and nationality of the wife, who has been arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of having links with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the alleged Caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. 

The Lebanese As-Safir Newspaper reported in its Tuesday edition that Lebanese army intelligence, in coordination with foreign intelligence services, succeeded in arresting the wife of the hard-line Islamist group’s commander, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, during her entry into Lebanon from a border crossing with Syria.

The source added that al-Baghdadi’s wife was traveling under a false identity, accompanied by a 10-year-old boy believed to be her son, pointing out that she was taken to the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Yarze, east of Beirut, where investigations are continuing there.


Reporting by: Salman Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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