One of Britainâ€™s most wanted people, a British woman terrorist suspect dubbed the â€˜White Widowâ€™ has reportedly been killed in Ukraine. And according to the storyâ€™s source, Regnum News Agency in Moscow, Samantha Lewthwaite, 30, was gunned down by a Russian sniper two weeks ago.Â The News Agency said:
â€˜One of the worldâ€™s most wanted terrorists Samantha Lewthwaite who fought as part of a Ukrainian battalion has been killed by a volunteer sniperAccording to our information, the White Widow fought on the side of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Aidar as a sniper. She was killed by â€˜a volunteer sniper who came to
fight at the Lugansk front from Russia. The Russian sniper who killed the British terrorist now has a price of nearly one million dollars on his head from Ukrainian special services.â€™
DailyMail, however notes that the extraordinary unconfirmed claim came amid a welter of propaganda from Moscow and Kiev over the Ukrainian crisis. And there are suspicions that the claim that Lewthwaite is dead could be an attempt by Russia to bolster its anti-terrorism credentials at a time when it is controversially massing armour and troops in Ukraine.
Reports last month claimed Lewthwaite - a former soldierâ€™s daughter - joined Islamic State earlier this year and became one of the most powerful women in the network. Born in Northern Ireland and schooled in Aylesbury, she was not previously linked to Ukraine.
Lewthwaite was married to 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay, 19, a Jamaican-born Yorkshireman, and allegedly left Britain in 2009 before being linked to atrocities in Africa.
She was also responsible for training a special team of female suicide bombers in Syria, it was alleged. Lewthwaite allegedly trained and mentored British converts who volunteered to fight for the IS. The 7/7 attack on the London transport network on 7 July 2005 killed 52 people.
By Edos News