Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

  • 9/11 mastermind wanted to design a vacuum cleaner in the CIA prison July 11, 2013

    Washington: Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, asked his jailers whether he could embark on an unusual project: Would the spy agency allow Mohammed, who had earned his bachelor's in...
  • 9/11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing May 6, 2012

    Cuba: The second attempt to prosecute the selfproclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks and four men accused of helping orchestrate the plot got off to a rough start, with the defendants disrupting their arraignment and forcing the proceedings to drag on late into the night. The court hearing for Khalid...
  • Osama had not come up with the 9/11 plot: book March 30, 2012

    London: It was not Osama bin Laden who had come up with the 9/11 plot, a new book has claimed which also says that he had initially dismissed the plan. When the strike was first proposed to him in 1996 the al Qaeda leader was 'noncommittal' and refused to give...
  • 9/11 mastermind to be tried at Guantanamo June 1, 2011

    Washington: The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be tried in a military commission at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center along with four suspected coconspirators, the Pentagon said. "The prosecutors have recommended that the charges against all five of the accused be referred as capital. Capital...
  • US: 9/11 suspects to be tried at Guantanamo Bay April 5, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama yielded to political opposition on Monday, agreeing to try the selfprofessed mastermind of the September 11 attacks in a military tribunal at Guantanamo and not in a civilian court as he had promised. US Attorney General Eric Holder blamed lawmakers for the policy reversal, saying their...
  • 9/11 plotters want to confess, says US December 9, 2008

    Washington: The Pentagon said on Monday that five detainees at US Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, want to confess to conspiracy charges for planning the 9/11 attacks. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the "architect" of the attacks, and four coconspirators asked a military judge if they could withdraw all pending motions and...
  • Pentagon releases tape with confessions of 9/11 mastermind September 14, 2007

    Washington: It's the voice of a selfproclaimed mass murderer calm, lucid and convincing. Everything is in English. After months of debate, the Pentagon has released a heavily censored audio tape featuring Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, the socalled mastermind of the September 11 attacks. He was speaking at a military hearing to...
  • More confessions from 9/11 plotter June 17, 2007

    Alleged mastermind of 9/11 attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has confessed to being part of the conspiracy in a trial going on at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. CNNs Jamie Mcintyre reports from Washington DC. ...