Wife of IS leader detained in Lebanon

Dec 2, 2014 8:17 AM by Cheryl Wengren

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese authorities may have two bargaining chips in their attempts to win the freedom of 20 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held hostage by Islamic militants since August. Authorities are holding a suspected wife and son of the reclusive leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

A military official says they were detained about 10 days ago and that they were carrying fake identification.

Earlier this year, Syrian authorities reportedly freed another al-Baghdadi wife in a prisoner exchange with militants in al-Qaida's Syrian branch.


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