Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Fast Facts

In this courtroom drawing, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sits in court at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Here is a look at the life of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of the alleged 9/11 co-conspirators.


Birth date: March 1, 1964 or April 14, 1965 (both are used)
    Birth place: Kuwait
      Father: Father's name unavailable publicly
      Mother: Mother's name unavailable publicly
      Marriage: Wife's name unavailable publicly
      Education: Attended Chowan College; North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, degree in Mechanical Engineering, 1986

      Other Facts

      Has been called the mastermind of the September 11th attacks.
      Is sometimes called KSM.


      1996 - Mohammed is indicted on seven counts of terror conspiracy in the Southern District of New York for his alleged involvement in a failed plot to blow up as many as a dozen American commercial airliners over the Pacific.
      September 11, 2001 - Terror attacks.
      October 10, 2001 - The FBI releases a list of its 22 "most wanted terrorists." Mohammed is on the list.
      March 1, 2003 - Mohammed is captured in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
      September 6, 2006 - The United States acknowledges Mohammed has been held at a secret overseas CIA prison and is being transferred to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where he will face a trial before a military commission.
      March 15, 2007 - The Pentagon releases a 26-page transcript in which Mohammed says he was responsible for 9/11 and confesses to the killing of journalist Daniel Pearl. He also claims he was involved in the 1993 World Trade Center attack and a 2002 Bali nightclub bombing, as well as Richard Reid's 2001 shoe-bombing attempt.
      February 11, 2008 - The United States announces it will seek the death penalty against Mohammad for charges related to the 9/11 attacks which include: conspiracy, murder in violati