‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite being guarded by ‘suicide squad’
Dubbed the “White Widow,” Samantha Lewthwaite is reportedly being guarded by a squad of elite terrorists
Dubbed the “White Widow,” Samantha Lewthwaite – a British convert to Islam who is said to be involved in the Kenya mall attack last year – is reportedly being guarded by a squad of elite terrorists.
The Mirror reported that she is being protected by a band of al-Qaeda fighters who move her between locations on camel or donkey and reported that "White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite is being protected by a suicide squad of elite fighters."
Colonel Yasin Hiro, of the Somali National Army, told the paper: “She is being protected by some of their best fighters. They are moving her all the time, sometimes by camel or donkey.”
“It is very difficult terrain and hard to access. But she is prized – they will die for her and take many others with her.”
Meanwhile, a U.N. source told the newspaper: “She is being guarded by heavily armed men who cover themselves entirely. Only their eyes show.
“They hide her in a thicket and traveled a long way to buy milk off nomads.
“But they warned them ‘If anyone comes near the forests, we’ll cut their throats’.
“These fighters from the suicide brigade also put her in limestone caves. They are paranoid she will be bombed by air force jets or captured by special forces.”
Lewthwaite has been linked to Somalian Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, according to ITV News.
Lewthwaite is the widow of a suicide bomber who took part in the July 7, 2005 attack on London.
She is said to be involved in the September attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya, which resulted in more than 60 deaths.
Interpol issued a “Red Notice” warrant for her arrest shortly after the attacks.
The international police agency's so-called "red alert" notice said Lewthwaite, 29, is wanted by Kenya on charges of possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony dating back to December 2011.