— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) February 21, 2017
This seems … kind of important:
British man who carried out suicide bomb attack in Iraq on Sunday had been Guantanamo Bay detainee, BBC understands https://t.co/FUXjkHLZcE
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 21, 2017
Britain paid Gitmo detainee a million pounds upon his return. He just blew himself up in Iraq https://t.co/1w7MvZ3vtW
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) February 21, 2017
More from the BBC:
The self-styled Islamic State group said two days ago that Abu-Zakariya al-Britani detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base in Tal Gaysum, south-west of Mosul.
He had been seized by US forces in Pakistan in 2001, before being sent to Guantanamo.
US interrogators found he provided useful information to them about the Taliban’s methods, and he was released after two years.
British man who died in suicide bomb attack in Mosul is former Guantanamo Bay prisoner pic.twitter.com/82NMcZZpRO
— Sky News Tonight (@SkyNewsTonight) February 21, 2017
— Bob Smith (@Schmiffy12) February 21, 2017
You don't say https://t.co/IQZ2E7kj7P
— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) February 21, 2017
Well slap my ass and color me shocked… https://t.co/npdom6vgsp
— EricEEE (@EEElverhoy) February 21, 2017
— The Vigilante (@Vigilanteasy) February 21, 2017
That’s why you don’t let people out of Gitmo.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.