Lebanon claims detained woman is IS chief's ex-wife

December 4, 2014 8:37 AM

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Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk has said that DNA samples of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been matched with one of the three children who are currently being held by Lebanese authorities and are suspected of being related to the jihadi chief.

Machnouk said Wednesday DNA samples, which were sent over by Iraqi authorities earlier this week, matched samples taken from three children who were detained along with Saja Hamid al-Dulaimi, Baghdadi's ex-wife.

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