The wife of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and one of his children have been arrested at the Syrian border, according to Lebanese officials.
They were detained by Lebanese troops in co-ordination with “foreign intelligence apparatus” about 10 days ago, according to local media.
His wife is said to have been travelling with a fake passport and is being questioned at the headquarters of the Lebanese defence ministry.
Her name was not released but she is understood to be a Syrian citizen. Islamist social media websites have previously reported that Baghdadi is married but it is unclear whether he has more than one wife.
The country’s security forces have launched a crackdown on IS sympathisers in Lebanon and the intelligence services have been extra vigilant at border crossings… see more