(Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) -- A plea deal is reportedly reached between the U.S. military and an alleged al-Qaeda operative held at Guantanamo Bay. Majid Khan is the only legal U.S. resident being held there. If a military judge approves, the deal will result in his sentencing being put off for four years. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for later today at Guantanamo. Khan, a Pakistani native who use to live in Baltimore, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring with al-Qaeda leaders involved in the 2003 bombing of the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta. The delay in sentencing is apparently meant to allow more time for Khan to provide testimony against other Guantanamo inmates, possibly including the alleged 9-11 plotters.
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