Iraq says woman detained in Lebanon is not wife of ISIS leader Baghdadi

A file image grab taken from a propaganda video released on July 5, 2014 by al-Furqan Media allegedly shows the leader of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, adressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the
A file image grab taken from a propaganda video released on July 5, 2014 by al-Furqan Media allegedly shows the leader of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, adressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Iraq's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that a woman detained by the Lebanese authorities was not the wife of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but the sister of a man convicted of bombings in southern Iraq. -- PHOTO: AFP

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that a woman detained by the Lebanese authorities was not the wife of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria 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".