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ISIL suicide bomber identified as former Guantanamo detainee awarded $1.25M compensation

A British ISIL fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq this week is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was paid US $1.25 million compensation by the government.

Jamal al-Harith, 50, a Muslim convert born Ronald Fiddler, detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base near Mosul, causing an unverified number of casualties.

He had been released from the US detention camp in 2004 and successfully claimed compensation after saying British agents knew of - or were complicit in - his mistreatment.

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