Iraq says woman detained in Lebanon is not Baghdadi wife

Iraq's Interior Ministry said Baghdadi had two wives, but "there is no wife in the name of Saja al-Dulaimi".

Iraq says woman detained in Lebanon is not Baghdadi wife

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Iraq's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that a woman detained by Lebanese authorities was not the wife of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but the sister of a man convicted of bombings in southern Iraq.

"The one detained by Lebanese authorities was Saja Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi, sister of Omar Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi who is detained by authorities and sentenced to death for his participation in ... explosions," ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan told Reuters.

He said Baghdadi had two wives, but "there is no wife in the name of Saja al-Dulaimi".

Maan said Saja Dulaimi had fled to Syria where she was detainees by authorities. She was part of a group of female detainees freed in exchange for the release of a group of nuns captured by rebels in Syria, he said.

Security officials in Lebanon said on Tuesday the Lebanese army had detained a wife and daughter of Baghdadi's as they crossed from Syria late last month.

They were detained in northern Lebanon after the woman was found with a fake passport, officials said. Investigators were questioning her at the Lebanese Defence Ministry.

Last Mod: 03 Aralık 2014, 10:41
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