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Bin Laden's driver could be free in months

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Osama bin Laden’s driver has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for supporting terrorism.

Salim Hamdan was acquitted on charges of conspiracy to murder and could be freed within five months.

The military judge, in the first US war crimes tribunal since World War Two, ruled that Hamdan could have 61 months’ credit for time already served.

Earlier Hamdan apologised for any pain his services to al-Qaeda caused its American victims.

“I don’t know what could be given or presented to the innocent people who were killed in the US,” Hamdan told the Guantanamo Bay hearing.