Lebanese court frees ex-wife of ISIL leader

The wife of the leader had been detained at a border crossing with Syria last month however the court has ordered her release

Lebanese court frees ex-wife of ISIL leader
World Bulletin/News Desk 

A Lebanese military court on Tuesday ordered the release of an ex-wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIL militant group's top leader, a judicial source has said.

"The court decided to free al-Baghdadi's ex-wife Saja al-Dulaimi and Alaa Oqaily, the wife of a senior ISIL leader," the source told The Anadolu Agency.

Al-Dulaimi and a son of al-Baghdadi had been detained at a border crossing with Syria last month.

But the Iraqi Interior Ministry denied last week that al-Dulaimi was a wife of the ISIL leader.

The Lebanese army has recently reinforced its forces on the border with Syria following deadly clashes with militants this summer in its border town of Arsal, during which several soldiers were killed and injured. Several troops have also been captured by the militants.

Over the past several weeks, the ISIL has announced the execution of two of the ten Lebanese troops it is holding. The Nusra Front, meanwhile, has announced the execution of two of the 18 Lebanese troops it had captured.

The two militant groups demand the withdrawal from Syria of fighters from Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group who for the past two years have been openly fighting alongside Syrian regime forces.

The ISIL has recently seized vast swathes of territory in both Iraq and Syria.

Last Mod: 09 Aralık 2014, 22:53
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