Iraq’s Interior Ministry verifies that a woman detained by Lebanese authorities was not the wife of Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but only the sister of a man convicted for bombings in southern Iraq. This nullifies all publication regarding the Lebanese army possibly capturing the wife of al-Baghdadi.
Saja Abdul Hamid al-Dualimi was the sister of Omar Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi, who was detained and sentenced to death in Iraq, according to Interior Ministry Spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan.
Al-Baghdadi’s wives are Asmaa Fawzi Mohammed al-Dulaimi and Esraa Rajab Mahel al-Qaisi. Saja Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi was not registered as his wife.
Saja Dulaimi fled to Syria and was detained. She was freed in exchange for a release of nuns captured by the Islamic State in Syria.
Meanwhile, Lebanese officials still uphold their investigations show that Saja is al-Baghdadi’s wife because her records indicate she was married to Ibrahim al-Samarai, now known as Abu Bark al-Baghdadi, the leader of IS.
The arrest was possibly “a trump card” against IS to obtain the release of 27 Lebanese security forces captured by the Islamist militants during the fighting along the Syrian border.