White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite has fled on a camel to mastermind terror attacks from the deadly heart of war-torn Somalia.
Local army chiefs said the Brit suspected of co-ordinating September’s Nairobi mall outrage is being protected by up to 800 al-Qaeda allies at training sites deep in the snake-infested forests.
Two weeks ago spies saw the Muslim convert moving by camel between camps near the rebel city of Baidoa. There have also been reports of the world’s most-wanted woman travelling by donkey.
Col Yasin Hiro of the Somali National Army said: “She has been moving by camel. We think she is in the camps. We hope the snakes and scorpions like her.”
The Mirror can reveal that Lewthwaite, 29 – widow of one of the 7/7 London bombers and a leader in terror group al-Shabaab – has been spotted four times in Somalia since the Nairobi massacre.
UN sources said that after the Kenya attack which left 67 dead, including five Brits, she was driven over the border in a 4×4.
Somali pirates then whisked her by boat to a remote beach before she was – smuggled to a hideout in Raas Kaambooni. She was next seen heading for the former terrorist stronghold of Kismayo.
It is thought she sheltered there before going, again by speedboat, to Barawe which is still controlled by al-Shabaab.
UN official Guled Mohamed said: “People in this very beautiful old Portuguese city are white skinned and blue eyed so she would blend well.”
From there Lewthwaite moved to Baidoa where security forces are locked in battle with 8,000 extremists.
It is feared the soldier’s daughter is now directing terror attacks from there.
Fanatics in the region have banned TV, football, music, dancing and even mobile phone ring tones. One million have fled their regime which has seen victims beheaded and stoned to death.