The ISIS fighter who blew himself in a suicide attack that targeted British forces in Mosul Iraqi is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee.
The suicide bomber identified as Jamal Al-Harith aka Abu Zakariya al-Britani filmed blowing himself up in Mosul near the ISIS stronghold on Monday.
The end of his fighting name — al-Britani — is commonly used by ISIS to identify jihadists from Britain.
The ex- Guantanamo detainee is reported to have been paid £1m compo payout by UK government who lobbied for his release his claims of mistreatment. He was released from the US detention camp in 2004.
The Manchester-born Muslim convert, born Ronald Fiddler, was awarded £1million compensation by British Government before fleeing to fight for ISIS in Syria in early 2014.
Al-Harith crossing over to Syria via Turkey in 2014 to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, raises questions about monitoring of terrorist suspects.
There is also a possibility that compensation money paid by British government had been handed on by him to ISIS.
ISIS claimed credit of the attack saying Abu Zakariya al-Britani detonated his explosives-laden vehicle on a headquarters of the Rafidhi army and its militias in Tal Kisum village, southwest of Mosul.
“Rafidha” is a derogatory term for Shiite Muslims, who ISIS considers to be heretics.