A BRITISH woman terrorist suspect once married to a Yorkshire man has been killed in Ukraine, it is claimed.
Samantha Lewthwaite, 30, dubbed the White Widow, was gunned down by a Russian sniper two weeks ago, according to a news agency in Moscow.
One of Britain’s most wanted people, she was reported last month as fighting for the Islamic State’s terrorists in Syria.
The extraordinary Russian claim could not be verified.
Lewthwaite was married to the 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay, 19, a Jamaican-born man who lived in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. She allegedly left Britain in 2009 before being linked to atrocities in Africa.
The agency said she died fighting as part of a Ukrainian battalion when she was shot by a volunteer sniper.
“According to our information, the White Widow fought on the side of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Aidar as a sniper,” said a report.
The report continued: “The Russian sniper who killed the British terrorist now has a price of nearly one million dollars on his head from Ukrainian special services.”
The unconfirmed claim came amid a welter of propaganda from Moscow and Kiev over the Ukrainian crisis.
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.
Nato today warned that Russian military equipment is entering Ukraine on a large-scale.
Last night new columns of Russian troops and tanks rolled into eastern Ukraine, Nato’s top commander has said. The claim was promptly denied by Moscow.
US Gen. Philip Breedlove said: “We have seen columns of Russian equipment, primarily Russian tanks, Russian artillery, Russian air defence systems and Russian combat troops entering into Ukraine”.