Wife, child of Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi held in Lebanon, officials say

By Suzan Haidamous, Hugh Naylor, December 2, 2014

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s military has detained a wife and child of the leader of the Islamic State, security officials said Tuesday.

The spouse of another senior Islamic State commander was also detained by the army, officials said. The women and child might be able to offer insights into the activities of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his inner circle. Or they could become bargaining chips for the release of hostages held by the militant group.

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