9/11 Mastermind along with four suspects can face death penalty

9/11 Mastermind along with four suspects can face death penalty

Washington: Alleged Pakistani mastermind who has been formally sent to trial by United States for 9/11 terror attacks, along with four other suspected Al Qaeda militants involved in its planning could face death penalty if found guilty. The five, who are expected to be tried together, are charged with planning and executing the terror attacks of Septmber 11, 2001, which saw hijacked planes strike twin towers of World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.However, the Pentagon said that the five Guantanamo Bay inmates will be tried by a military commission on charges including terrorism, hijacking, conspiracy, murder and destruction of property.The five suspects are to hear their charges read out before a military court within 30 days, and are expected to be asked to enter a plea.However, the five suspects are to hear their charges read out before a military court within 30 days, and are expected to be asked to enter a plea.

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