Iraq says woman detained in Lebanon is not Baghdadi's wife
Earlier this year, photos of Saja Dulaimi surfaced online, with media reports suggesting she was Baghdadi's wife
Iraq's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that a woman detained by Lebanese authorities was not the wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but the sister of a man convicted of bombings in southern Iraq.
"The one detained by Lebanese authorities was Saja Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi, sister of Omar Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi who is detained by authorities and sentenced to death for his participation in ... explosions," ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan told Reuters.
He said Baghdadi had two wives, but "there is no wife in the name of Saja al-Dulaimi".
Earlier this year, photos of Dulaimi surfaced online, with media reports suggesting she was Baghdadi's wife. It is not clear however whether Dulaimi, the woman identified in the images, is the currently detained wife of Baghdadi.
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