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Wife, Son Of IS Militant Leader Baghdadi Said Detained In Lebanon


Lebanese security officials say the Lebanese army has detained a wife of and a son of the leader of the militant group Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The officials, who spoke on December 2, did not give the name or nationality of the woman they described as one of Baghdadi's wives.

They said she and one of Baghdadi's sons were detained in recent days as they crossed into Lebanon from Syria.

Lebanese newspaper As-Safir said the army had detained them in coordination with a "foreign intelligence apparatus."

Islamic State militants have seized large amounts of territory in Iraq and Syria in a brutal offensive and murdered many victims, prompting a U.S.-led campaign of air strikes and other tactics targeting the group.

Islamic State militants released a defiant audio statement by Baghdadi following reports last month that he had been wounded in an air strike.

Based on reporting by Reuters and Al-Arabiya
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