Baghdadi’s wife referred to general security in Lebanon

Saja Hamid al-Dulaimi (R), the woman identified in the image, is believed to be the currently detained wife of Baghdadi. (Still courtesy of YouTube)

A Lebanese military court referred who is believed to be the wife of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the country’s general security, Al Arabiya News Channel reported Tuesday.

The general security will look into the legality of her entry and presence in Lebanon.

Saja Hamid al-Dulaimi was detained with the the wife and two children of another Islamist militant commander in Syria, Abu Ali al-Shishani, earlier this month as they entered Lebanon through the Syrian borde, Lebanese authorities said, the Associated Press reported.

The officials said the woman had entered Lebanon illegally, and authorities were studying whether to deport her to Syria or give her refugees status in Lebanon.

Al-Shishani, who has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group, had threatened to “retaliate” against families of Lebanese soldiers over the arrest.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43