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ISIS Leader's Ex-Wife Saja al-Dulaimi Speaks

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    ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Ex-Wife Saja al-Dulaimi Speaks
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    An image grab taken from a video released on July 5, 2014 by Al-Furqan Media shows alleged (ISIL) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi preaching during Friday prayer at a mosque in Mosul in this stock photo.

    The ex-wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi revealed in an interview with Swedish newspaper Expression that life with the world's most-wanted terrorist was "shallow." NBC News was not able to independently verify claims in the interview.

    Saja al-Dulaimi described a marriage to a "normal family man" who spoke little other than to give "orders." Al-Baghdadi was her second husband after her first husband died in an Iraqi resistance group.

    Her new husband was mysterious and would "sometimes disappear" for days, al-Dulaimi explained. She said she decided to leave him after just a few months while pregnant with a daughter. 

    Al-Dulaimi told the paper she didn't understand who her "lecturer" husband had become until she was arrested in Lebanon in December 2014 for crossing into the country illegally with her new husband using forged identity cards. 

    She was freed a year later as part of a prisoner swap with al Qaeda's Syrian wing in exchange for Lebanese captives and wants to move West.