- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in Pakistan in March 2003.
- He was reportedly waterboarded 183 times while being interrogated by the CIA before his transfer to Guantanamo Bay in 2006.
- He allegedly claims to have been the man who beheaded the kidnapped US journalist Daniel Pearl.
- The self-proclaimed head of al Qaeda's military committee has apparently admitted to the following: organising the 9/11 attack, responsibility for Richard Reid, the failed shoe bomber, the bombings of Bali nightclubs and a Kenyan hotel, the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center in New York.
- Mohammed reportedly admitted to the following plots: a plot to assassinate former US President Bill Clinton and the late Pope John Paul II, a plot to attack Heathrow, Canary Wharf and Big Ben in London and a plot to hit towers in four major US cities, including the Empire State Building.
Why the trial of accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four suspected co-conspirators will be uncomfortable for the US.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four suspected co-conspirators will stand trial in Guantanamo and, if convicted, could face the death penalty.