NY court orders resentencing of bin Laden aide Mamdouh Mahmud Salim

A federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing Tuesday for a former top aide to Osama bin Laden, who was convicted of stabbing a guard in the face with a sharpened comb. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the judge in the trial of Mamdouh Mahmud Salim improperly disqualified Salim from a terrorism sentencing enhancement that could raise the sentence from the 32 years he got to life in prison. Salim was extradited to the United States after he was arrested in September 1998 in Munich, Germany, to face charges that he conspired with bin Laden in an international plot to kill US citizens. The conspiracy included the August 1998 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans.