December 7, 2019 | 6:49 AM IST
9/11 mastermind

Sept 11 terror attack master mind offers to help victims if US spares his life

The accused mastermind of September 11, 2001 terror attacks and senior al-Qaeda lieutenant Khalid Sheikh Mohammed offered to aid a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia by the victims if the US spares him the death penalty. Khalid and four of his accomplices have been in the custody of the US military base in Guantanamo, Cuba detention camp for the past 13 years.

On Friday, Khalid filed a letter in the US District Court in Manhattan by lawyers representing individuals and businesses seeking billions of dollars in damages. His decision covered claims by families of those killed and those who suffered injuries and many businesses and insurers. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia has denied any involvement in the attacks. The complainants’ lawyer James Kreindler said it was not clear how useful Mohammed may be adding, “We’re just really leaving no stone unturned.”

Nearly 3,000 people were killed when the terrorists crashed hijacked airliners into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. Khalid and the others have been attending pre-trial hearings in their cases.

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