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US charges 9/11 plotters

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Photo from AFP

Saying they were “responsible for the planning and execution of the attacks of Sept 11, 2001,” the United States on April 5 announced charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and 4 others. It took a decade to firm up the charges against them. If convicted, they could be sentenced to death, CNN quoted the US Defense Department as saying. Aside from Mohammed, the others charged were Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin ‘Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi. They were charged with “terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians, attacking civilian objects, intentionally causing serious bodily injury, and destruction of property in violation of the law of war. The convening authority has referred all charges to a joint trial.”

Read the full story on CNN

Read the profile of Mohammed (better known as KSM) on Rappler

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