Freed From Gitmo—to Kill in Iraq

Release detainee becomes suicide bomber
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 3:29 AM CDT
A detainee inside Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. A detainee released by a tribunal in 2005 carried out a suicide bombing in Mosul last month.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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(Newser) – One of the suicide bombers responsible for a series of attacks in the Iraqi city of Mosul last month is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay, reports the New York Times. The Kuwaiti, originally detained in Afghanistan, is said to have traveled to Iraq via Syria to join jihadists after his release in 2005. Several Gitmo detainees are known to have returned to insurgent status, officials say.

“Some have subsequently been killed in combat and participated in suicide bomber attacks,” said a US military spokesman.