Wife and daughter of Isis leader al-Baghdadi arrested

(AGI) Rome, Dec 2 - Lebanese military intelligence has arresteda wife and daughter of the leader of Isis, Abu Bakral-Baghdadi. The pair were stopped on Nov. 23 immediately aftercrossing the border with Syria. The woman is Sajaa al Duleimi,an Iraqi, but the daughter's name is unknown. It was firstthought to be an eight-year-old boy. The arrest is a big asuccess in the fight against Isis, also in terms of theinformation that the woman may be able to give. Sajaa alDuleimi - if it is her, because al-Baghdadi has three wives -is

(AGI) Rome, Dec 2 - Lebanese military intelligence has arresteda wife and daughter of the leader of Isis, Abu Bakral-Baghdadi. The pair were stopped on Nov. 23 immediately aftercrossing the border with Syria. The woman is Sajaa al Duleimi,an Iraqi, but the daughter's name is unknown. It was firstthought to be an eight-year-old boy. The arrest is a big asuccess in the fight against Isis, also in terms of theinformation that the woman may be able to give. Sajaa alDuleimi - if it is her, because al-Baghdadi has three wives -is the daughter of a member of the Islamic State killed inbattle in Syria. The woman is from the powerful Al Duleimitribe from the Sunni Iraqi province of Anbar. She was one of150 women freed months ago by the regime of Bashar al-Assad aspart of an exchange with the Al Nusra Front, which was holdinghostage 13 nuns kidnapped in Maalula. News of the arrest camefrom military sources in Beirut. According to a localnewspaper, the intelligence service had been tipped off by thesecret services of a Western country. The woman was travellingon false documents with one of her three daughters near theSunni majority border town of Arsal. DNA tests are beingcarried out to make sure that the girl is actuallyal-Baghdadi's daughter. The two are being held in the DefenceMinistry headquarters in Yarze, in west-central Lebanon. Richand ruthless, the 43-year old Iraqi "Caliph" who leads Isis hasthree wives, two Iraqi and one Syrian (Islamic law allows himup to four). Little is known about him and he has not been seenin public since June. The U.S. has offered a bounty of 10million dollars for information that could help locate orcapture the emir, whose real name is Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Alial-Badri al-Samarai. On the border with Syria, Arsal is one ofthe few Sunni communities in a Shiite majority part of Lebanonand is currently home to several families of jihadists. Thetown has supported the rebellion against Syrian PresidentBashar al-Assad while Shiites, in particular the Hezbollahmilitia, support the Syrian regime. The news of the arrest cameon the same day that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rightssaid that the death toll in under four years of civil war inSyria has now risen to 200,000. . .