Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State group.An Iraqi official on Wednesday denied that a woman detained in Lebanon is a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State group.
The denial comes a day after Lebanese authorities said they are holding a womanbelieved to be Mr. al-Baghdadi’s wife. They said she was detained for traveling with a fake ID and had herself claimed that she is the reclusive extremist leader’s spouse, wsj.com reports.
Iraq’s Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan Ibrahim told the Associated Press that the woman is Saja Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi, an Iraqi national who traveled to Syria before arriving in Lebanon.
Mr. Ibrahim said she is the sister of Omar Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi, who is held in Iraq as a terror suspect.
He said Mr. al-Baghdadi has two wives but neither is named Saja al-Dulaimi.