British ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee ‘joins Islamic State in Syria’

Muslim convert Jamal al Harith was freed from the US detention centre in Cuba in 2004 after the Government lobbied for his release.

But the 48-year-old is said to have joined ISIS fighters in Syria 18 months ago, according to Channel 4 News.

Manchester-born al Harith was imprisoned in Guantanamo because he had spent time in a Taliban prison in Afghanistan and was thought to have knowledge of taliban interrogation techniques.