Lebanese authorities have arrested one of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s wives on Lebanon’s border with Syria, the local daily As-Safir and Reuters reported Tuesday.
As-Safir said Lebanese Army Intelligence, in coordination with Western intelligence agencies, managed to arrest one of Baghdadi’s wives at one of the border crossings while traveling with a fake passport with her son.
She was taken to the Lebanese Defense Ministry where she is being interrogated, the report added.
The report said the Lebanese Army remained quiet about the arrest over the past few days. As-Safir considered the catch of the “big fish” a major blow to ISIL.
The short report did not identify the wife or her son by name.
Reuters, citing a Lebanese security source, also said one of Baghdadi's wives and one of his sons had been arrested on the Lebanon-Syria border.
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