British-born terrorist divorces 4th husband, leaves Somalia for Yemen

Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed 'the White Widow' - is the most wanted female terrorist in the world (Image: Sunday Mirror)

NAIROBI, Kenya - A renowned British terrorist who is being sought by Interpol and various security agencies around the world has reportedly ditched her fourth husband and subsequently, moved to Yemen after spending a couple of years in an unknown location in Somalia.

Samantha Lewthwaite alias the Black Widow, originally from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, is among the world's most wanted women. She is a mother of four according to security officials.

At 38, Samantha was previously linked to London's 7/7 bombing before fleeing to South Africa. Later, she crossed to Tanzania in 2011 and then Kenya, before investigators tracked her to an al-Shabaab stronghold in Somalia.

The infamous Black Widow was linked to a string of attacks across the world which may have resulted in the death of over 400 people. She's currently the most sought female terrorist around the world, The Daily Mirror reports.

Most recently, she spent seven years with her fourth husband, a Somalia warlord known as 'Sheikh Hassan', before splitting from him and fleeing to Yemen, reports The Mirror.

Police sources said she fled from a 'no-go' zone in Somalia where they have been hiding and is believed to have crossed over to Yemen. She is now believed to reside in a jihadi-sympathising stronghold in neighbouring Yemen, where she wears a full niqab and gloves to conceal her identity.

One security source told the Mirror: '[Lewthwaite] and Sheikh Hassan are no longer together – it is thought they are divorced. She had protection from his family in a no-go area in Somalia. 'But now she is not welcome and has gone back to al-Qaeda-controlled Yemen. She got there in a dhow sailing vessel.

But despite this latest development, there are no intelligence reports which are exclusively reporting about her whereabouts. Yemen has been in turmoil for several years and there is a possibility that she crossed over unnoticed.

Lewthwaite, originally of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, was the wife of 7/7 bomber Germaine Lindsay and is thought to be behind scores of suicide attacks across Africa and the Middle East.

Interpol issued a Red Notice warrant for her arrest after she was linked to the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Kenya, which left five Britons and 66 other people dead and injured around 200 others.

London University graduate Lewthwaite reportedly altered her appearance through plastic surgery and piled on weight in a bid to remain unrecognised. She has pledged to raise all of her four children, who have three different fathers, as jihadists.


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