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Arrested woman 'not IS head's wife'

A woman detained in Lebanon is not a wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to an Iraqi official.

The denial comes the day after Lebanese authorities said they were holding a woman believed to be one of al-Baghdadi's wives.

They said she was detained for travelling with a fake ID and she had claimed to be the reclusive extremist leader's spouse.

Iraq's Interior Ministry said the woman is Saja Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi, an Iraqi national who travelled to Syria before arriving in Lebanon.

Spokesman Saad Maan Ibrahim said she is the sister of Omar Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi, who is held in Iraq as a terror suspect.

Mr Ibrahim said al-Baghdadi has two wives but neither is named Saja al-Dulaimi.


From Belfast Telegraph