Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (sometimes also spelled Khalid Shaikh Mohammed;[1] among at least fifty pseudonyms;[2] born March 1, 1964; or April 14, 1965) is a Pakistani terrorist. He held by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp under terrorism-related charges. He is seen as the person who planned the 9/11 attacks in the 9/11 Commission Report.[3]

Sheikh Mohammed was a member of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization, leading al-Qaeda's propaganda operations from around 1999 until late 2001.

He confessed to FBI agents to a role in many of the most significant terrorist plots over the last twenty years.[4]

Mohammed's trial (started again or) restarted on 7 September 2021.[5]

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  1. "Detainee Biographies" (PDF). Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 19, 2009.
  2. "U.S. v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed military tribunal charges" (PDF). FindLaw. Retrieved July 15, 2008.
  3. "The Guantánamo Docket: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed". The New York Times.
  4. "Truth and torture | Comment is free". May 20, 2014. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  5. "Trial of accused 9/11 mastermind restarts, days before 20th anniversary". The Straits Times. 7 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.