Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (5 July 2014)
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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's wife held

Lebanese security forces have detained a wife and son of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, near the Syrian border, the Lebanese army has said.

The Beirut-based newspaper, al-Safir, said they were detained several days ago while crossing into Lebanon with forged papers, and are being questioned at the defence ministry headquarters.

Jim Muir reports from Beirut.

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