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British ISIS fighter, Jamal Al-Harith, who blew himself up in Mosul suicide attack is ex-Guantanamo detainee who was awarded $1.25M [£1million] compensation by UK Govt

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British ISIS fighter who blew himself up in Mosul attack is ex-Guantanamo detainee who was awarded $1.25million compensation by UK Government

He was released in 2004 and slipped into Syria to fight with ISIS in 2014

The Manchester-born Muslim convert was awarded £1million compensation by British Government before fleeing to fight for ISIS in Syria
Jamal Al-Harith, 50, was born Ronald Fiddler before his conversion to Islam in 1992 , but fought with ISIS under the title Abu Zakariya al-Britani
Al-harith was filmed driving a suicide car packed with explosives right at an army position near the ISIS stronghold on Monday
The father-of-five, posted a photo of himself smiling just before killing himself in the suicide attack in Mosul
The Manchester-born Muslim convert was awarded £1million compensation by British Government before fleeing to fight for ISIS in Syria
The UK Government lobbied to release , before handing him the seven figure compensation
Jamal Al-Harith1.jpgBritish ISIS fighter Jamal Al-Harith, who called himself Abu Zakariya al-Britani, smiles before killing himself in a suicide attack in Mosul on Monday

A British ISIS fighter who blew himself up in a suicide attack on Iraqi troops in Mosul has been identified as a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who the UK Government lobbied the US government for his release. Shipped back to Britain, the Tony Blair administration,  continued his rehablitation programme with a $1.25 million compensation package.
The Labour government championed the release of the Manchester-born Muslim convert who claimed he was ‘mistakenly arrested’ along with the Taliban fighters, by coalition forces in Afghanistan. he told his interrogators he was a prisoner of the Taliban, rather than one of their fighters.
The ex-detainee thus paved the way for his huge pay day from the British Government before fleeing to fight for ISIS in Syria.
Monday, Jamal Al-Harith, born Ronald Fiddler before his conversion to Islam in 1992, was filmed driving a death car packed with explosives at an army position near the ISIS stronghold in Mosul, Syria.

Jamal Al-Harith4.jpgRonald Fiddler pictured in his hometown Manchester, before he transitioned to Jamal Al Harith

In the cynical footage released by ISIS shows, three out of four death cars,  one  driven by British ISIS fighter Jamal Al-Harith, aka, Abu Zakariya al-Britani, are seen exploding near Mosul, Iraq.The depraved extremist cult released a statement claiming Monday’s attack, which was launched against a group of Shiite Muslims, had caused ‘many casualties’, according to reports from the SITE Intelligence Group.
A statement read: “The martyrdom-seeking brother Abu Zakariya al-Britani, may Allah accept him, detonated his explosives-laden vehicle on a headquarters of the Rafidhi army and its militias in Tal Kisum village, southwest of Mosul.”
The footage also shows another fighter cheerfully pointing to the camera and saying something in Arabic before he shuts the driver’s side door and pulls off.

Jamal Al-Harith2.jpgRonald Fiddler changed his name to Jamal Al-Harith when he converted to Islam, before fighting with ISIS under the title Abu Zakariya al-Britani
 jamal-al-harith-in-guantanamo3  Fiddler had been held in Guantanamo Bay after US troops captured him in Afghanistan, but he was released two years later at the insistence of the British government

The ISIS death car exploded during a suicide attack in Mosul, manned by the Manchester-born terrorist, who had been gifted a seven-figure taxpayers’ sum after being released from the US detention centre in 2004.

His release was precipitated by a high profile campaign by the then Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett urging the Bush administration to let him out,  just two years after he was captured by US troops in Afghanistan.

Jamal Al-Harith5.jpgAl-Harith was given a huge compensation payckage. 10 years later he travelled to Syria to join the ranks of ISIS

Mr Blunkett said at the time: “No one who is returned… will actually be a threat to the security of the British people.”
The dad-of-five had denied being an extremist, claiming he had been a Taliban hostage when he was picked up by American soldiers in Kandahar and taken to the high security prison in Cuba.
But after his release he fled the UK to fight in Syria as militants swept across the region in 2014.
It was only revealed he had gone to join ISIS when his British wife Shukee Begum fled the territory having failed to convince him to come home.

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Shukee Begum, Al-Harith’s British wife, revealed he had gone to Syria when she fled ISIS

 

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As Home Secretary David Blunkett had lobbied for Fiddler’s release and rehabilitation

Muslim convert Jamal al-Harith was freed from the infamous US detention centre in 2004 after then-Home Secretary David Blunkett campaigned for his release.
At the time of al-Harith’s release from Guantanamo Bay, Mr Blunkett, said: “No one who is returned…will actually be a threat to the security of the British people.”
Subsequently when al-Harith was released in 2004, he was repatriated to England and released without charge.

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Jamal Al-Harith, foremerly Richard Fiddler, was killed in a suicide attack on Iraqi positins near Mosul
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An explosive-laden death car drives towards an Iraqi forces base in Mosul
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The bomb cars appear to be armoured, loaded with huge amounts of explosives
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Clouds of smoke suggest the cars exploded although the amount of casualties has not been verified

Chilling footage of his attack shows a pack of suicide cars stuffed with bombs and encased in armour travelling near Mosul.
It later shows another fighter cheering before he shuts the driver-side door and pulls off.
Moments later giant clouds of smoke can be seen in the distance.
At least two of the jihadis managed to reach a base west of the city where they detonated their explosives — killing and injuring a number of troops, the Iraqi soldiers said.
The extremists later released a statement saying: “The martyrdom-seeking brother Abu Zakariya al-Britani — may Allah accept him — detonated his explosives-laden vehicle on a headquarters of the Rafidhi army and its militias in Tal Kisum village, southwest of Mosul.”

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