The Pentagon has not confirmed the report being made by the BBC that a suicide bomber in Mosul, Iraq was a former Gitmo detainee that was released and returned to terrorism.
The Pentagon said Tuesday that it could not confirm a report that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee carried out a suicide attack on behalf of ISIS in Mosul, Iraq this week.
The BBC reported that ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack and praised Abu Zakariya al-Britani, a British suicide bomber, for exploding a vehicle full of explosives near Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling ISIS fighters for control of the city.
Pentagon spokesman Maj. Ben Sakrisson told Fox News in an email that a person known as Jamal Malik al-Harith was held at Guantanamo Bay between February 2002 and March 2004, when he was released to the United Kingdom.
The BBC report stated that al-Britani, born Ronald Fiddler, also went by the similar-sounding Jamul-Uddin al-Harith.