Expert: Enemy could have used leaked info

2013-08-09 08:05
Bradley Manning (Picture: AFP)

Bradley Manning (Picture: AFP)

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Maryland - A military expert on al-Qaeda says the terrorist network could have used the classified information that Bradley Manning disclosed through WikiLeaks to plan attacks on US forces.

Navy Commander Youssef Aboul-Enein testified on Thursday at Manning's sentencing hearing. Manning faces up to 90 years in prison for giving more than 700 000 documents to the anti-secrecy group while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq in 2010.

The witness acknowledged his testimony was speculative. The military judge allowed him to testify over defence objections. The judge will rule as early as Friday on whether the evidence is admissible.

Prosecutors could rest their case in the sentencing phase as early as Friday.

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