PREFERRED TERM
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed  
DEFINITION
  • Born in Kuwait, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (aka Ashraf Refaat Nabith Henin; Khalid Adbul Wadood; Salem Ali; Fahd bin Abdallah bin Khalid) was the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Before 9/11, the CIA did not have strong intelligence connecting him to al Qaeda, but after the attack he was regarded as al Qaeda's terrorist operations chief. [Source: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Mohammed, Khalid Shaikh (1965–)]
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