A U.K. man who admitted he plotted to bomb passenger jets with explosives hidden in his shoes told a Manhattan federal jury he “brainstormed” with Osama bin Laden and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
A U.S. Army intelligence officer who was with the first American forces to enter Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks said his staff found laminated cards al-Qaeda used to communicate in code, including one that had Osama bin Laden’s name on it and that of his son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghayth, on the other side.
On the afternoon of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Osama bin Laden summoned his son-in- law, Sulaiman Abu Ghayth, seeking help to recruit others to join the mission to attack Americans, a prosecutor said.
Prosecutors in the case of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law can show jurors an image of him seated next to the al-Qaeda leader from a video taken the day after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a judge ruled.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the alleged head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, once referred to Chicago as his “home port,” a hub of a narcotics empire he built by filling a power vacuum left by the imprisonment of the city’s gang leaders.
The trial of Osama bin Laden’s son- in-law, accused of plotting with the al-Qaeda leader to kill Americans, was delayed after a U.S. judge said he could submit questions to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, for use as a potential defense witness.