Lebanese Army Intelligence has arrested one of the wives of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed “caliph” of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The arrest, made in cooperation with foreign intelligence agencies, was made at a border crossing near the northeastern Lebanese town of Arsal 10 days ago, As Safir reported Tuesday.
Saja Hamid al-Dulaimi, a Syrian national, was traveling with a son, approximately eight years old, a security source told the AFP news agency.
Security personnel transferred her to Lebanese defense ministry headquarters in Yarze for further questioning, the source said.
Security forces also reportedly arrested the wife of Anas Sharkas, (Abou Ali Shishani) a top official in the Syrian Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Nusra Front) terror group. The whereabouts of Shishani’s wife are not clear.
The Lebanese-Syrian border has been the venue for many attacks and “overflow” missile, artillery and other gunfire from the civil war raging on the other side.
In addition, because Shi’ite followers of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror organization in Lebanon support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and Sunni Muslims in Lebanon sympathize with Sunni Muslim rebels in Syria, frequent sectarian clashes have torn apart numerous communities in the Levant.