Well this is certainly interesting, although I doubt it will have any long-term implications:
Lebanese security forces have detained a wife and young child of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the border with Syria, the army says.
The pair were picked up by military intelligence after entering Lebanon with forged papers 10 days ago.
Baghdadi’s wife – identified as an Iraqi national – is being questioned at the defence ministry.
Nobody can seem to figure out if the child is a boy or girl, but I don’t think it matters. The wife likely knows very little or nothing about ISIS operations (it’s not even clear when she last saw Baghdadi), and you won’t do the counter-insurgency cause any favors by harshly interrogating a woman and child or by parading them around like prisoners of war. Lebanon will likely try to trade them for a group of around 20 Lebanese soldiers (2 of whom have since been murdered) who were captured by a joint ISIS/Jabhat al-Nusra force in August in Arsal. If it gets those soldiers released without having to trade any ISIS/Nusra fighters in exchange, that seems like a good outcome.