(CNN) — Lebanese authorities have arrested a wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — the man spearheading the Islamist terror group’s sweeping rampage across Syria and Iraq — said a source with knowledge of the arrest.
The woman is one of al-Baghdadi’s two wives. Her arrest came as part of a “planned operation,” according to the source.
The source described her as a “powerful figure (who is) heavily involved in ISIS.” Not much is known about the reported wife, including what her involvement is with the terrorist group, if any.
“We will gain some intelligence from her. We may get insights into al-Baghdadi’s movement, who he surrounds himself with, whether he was injured, and the degree of his injuries,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat.
Another intelligence source identified the wife as Saja al-Dulaimi. She was detained with her 4-year-old son more than a week ago when they tried to enter Lebanon, that source said.
The arrest was a coordinated operation involving agencies from Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, said the intelligence source.