Lebanon's army detained the wife and son of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the two crossed over into Syria, Lebanese security officials reportedly said Tuesday.
BREAKING: Wife of Islamic State leader Baghdadi, one of his sons detained by Lebanese army, Lebanese officials say: http://t.co/yATPCCGbDo— TheBlazeNOW (@TheBlazeNOW) December 2, 2014
According to Reuters, officials said the two were detained in recent days, but declined to provide any identifying information on the woman described as one of his wives.
The woman had been traveling with a fake passport and was being questioned at the country's defense ministry headquarters, officials reportedly added.
FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. (AP Photo/Militant video, File)
A Lebanese newspaper reported forces detained the woman in coordination with a "foreign intelligence apparatus," according to Reuters.
More information was not immediately available.
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