In 2010, he pleaded guilty in a pre-trial agreement to murder in violation of the law of war, attempted murder in violation of the law of war, conspiracy, providing material support for terrorism, and spying.
He is eligible for parole in 2013 under Canadian law, according to news organization The Globe and Mail.
The Guantanamo Bay prison now holds 166 detainees.
The announcement comes a day after Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with Canadian National Defense Minister Peter MacKay in Washington.
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Kristina Wong is a national security reporter for The Washington Times, covering defense, foreign policy and intelligence affairs. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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