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SAS Hunt White Widow


The SAS have joined the hunt for the most wanted female fugitive on the planet, the Mirror has reported(1).

Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed the 'white widow' is a radicalized British woman who fled the UK after her husband, Jermaine Lindsay, took part in the 7/7 bombings in London, July 2005. In hiding ever since, Lewthwaite is believed to have been behind a grenade attack in a Kenyan Bar in Mombasa, 2012, which killed 3 and injured 25. She is also believed to be a financier for Al-Qaeda and involved in terror training camps located in Somalia.

The Mirror claims that members of D Squadron, 22 SAS - who have been deployed in recent months to Kenya and are working with U.S. and Kenyan special forces on counter terrorism operations in the region - are now on Lewthwaite's trail. They are said to be part of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), a US-led counter terrorism effort aimed at targeting Al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Somalia, Sudan and other African countries. It's been reported elsewhere that SAS/SBS forces have been stationed with the task force in recent times. (2)

The Mirror reports that the SAS are now closing in on Lewthwaite following recent arrests of 4 female jihadists who were believed to be her close associates.

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