updated 7/9/2009 8:05:44 PM ET 2009-07-10T00:05:44

A terrorism suspect who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide support to al-Qaida will serve about a year in prison and then be deported to Canada.

U.S. District John R. Tunheim sentenced 35-year-old Mohammed Abdullah Warsame on Thursday to 92 months in prison, but gave him credit for the time he has already spent in custody.

Warsame has spent over 5 1/2 years in solitary confinement at a maximum-security prison in Minnesota while awaiting trial.

Prosecutors had sought a longer prison sentence.

In the plea agreement, Warsame admitted to conspiring with others to help al-Qaida beginning in 2000. Authorities say he attended al-Qaida training camps, dined with Osama bin Laden and fought with the Taliban.

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