British Islamic State bomber was former Guantanamo Bay detainee

But al-Harith's brother confirmed the authenticity of the images ISIS released, and said his kin "wasted his life".

Jack Straw, a Labour politician who served as foreign secretary under Blair, told the BBC that he did not think the Blair administration had made a mistake.

Lobbying by then-Home Secretary David Blunkett under Tony Blair's Labour government prompted the US government to release the terrorist.

The militants also published a photograph of the smiling bomber surrounded by wires in the seat of what appeared to be the auto in which he blew himself up.

A statement released by the terrorist group said: "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 U.K. government reportedly awarded Malik Hadith an estimated $1.2 million in taxpayer funds in compensation for serving time at Gitmo after the jihadist claimed British agents knew or were complicit in his mistreatment.

No 10 declined to comment on the compensation payments, whether they were necessary, if Ms May had agreed with them or tried to stop them.

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"The UK has advised for some time against all travel to Syria, and against all travel to large parts of Iraq".

"When his release was announced in very measured terms in 2004, pointing out the risks which remained with Guantanamo detainees, the Conservative MPs reacted by strongly criticising not the release but why it had taken so long". However, NBC News has been unable to verify whether the attack actually occurred.

"As far as I am aware there was no indication that he was involved in a terrorist plot in this country".

107-v-34-(Charles de Ledesma, AP correspondent)-A recent suicide bomber in Iraq has been identified as a British man and former Guantanamo detainee who in 2010 was paid a vast sum after claiming he'd been tortured. That would be a hell of a long time to keep someone under close surveillance, nearly impossible, and against his civil liberties.

Mr Blair roundly criticises what he calls the "utter hypocrisy" of the paper, pointing to the fact the Daily Mail itself had led a campaign calling for the Manchester-born jihadi's release.

The family say that figure was "a group settlement including costs for four innocent people including Jamal".

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