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KSM S14 Indictment (2)

KSM S14 Indictment (2)

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UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTSOUTHERNDISTRICTOFNEWYORI(
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UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA-v.-KHALIDSHEIKHMOHAMMED,alkJa"Mukhtar,"aJk/a"Mukhtaral-Baluchi,"alkJa"AI-Muld1,"alk/a"AbdulrahmanAbdullahal-Ghamdi,"aJk/a"SalemAli,"WALIDBINATTASH,alk/a"Khal1adBinAttash,"aJk/a"SalehSaeedMohammedBinYousaf,"aJk/a"TawfiqMuhammadSalihBinRashid,"a/k/a"Silver,"RAMZIBINAL-SHIBH,alk/a"AbuUbaydah,"alk/a"AhadAbdollahiSabet,"ALIABDULAZIZALI,a/k/a"Aliosh,"a/k/a"AliA,"alk/a"IsamMansur,"alk/a"Ammaral-Baluchi,"a/k/a"Hani,"andMUSTAFAAL-HAWSA
WI,
alk/a"HashemAbdulrahman,"a/k/a"HashemAbdollahi,"a!k/a"MustafaAhmed,"a/k/a"Zaher,"a/k/a"Khal,"Defendants.
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INDICTMENT
(S14)93Cr.180(KTD)
 
THETERRORISTATTACKSOFSEPTEMBER11,2001
(CountsOnethroughNine)COUNTONE
ConspiracytoCommitActsofTerrorismTranscendingNationalBoundaries
TheGrandJurycharges:
Background:alQaeda
1.Frominorabout1989untilthedateofthefilingofthisIndictment,aninternationalterroristgroupexistedthatwasdedicatedprincipallytoopposingnon-Islamicgovernmentswithforceandviolence.Thisorganizationgrewoutofthe"mekhtabalkhidemat"(the"ServicesOffice")organizationthathadmaintainedofficesinvariouspartsoftheworld,includingAfghanistan,Pakistan,andtheUnitedStates.ThegroupwasfoundedbyUsamaBinLadenandothers.Thegroupcalleditself"alQaeda"("theBase").Untilinorabout1991,alQaedawasheadquarteredinAfghanistanandPeshawar,Pakistan.Inorabout1991,theleadershipofalQaeda,includingits"emir"(leaderorprince)UsamaBinLaden,relocatedtotheSudan.AlQaedawasheadquarteredintheSudanfromapproximately1991untilapproximately1996butstillmaintainedofficesinvariouspartsoftheworld.In1996,UsamaBinLadenandothermembersofalQaedarelocatedtoAfghanistan.ManyloyalistsdemonstratedtheircommitmenttoalQaedabypledginganoathofallegiance(calleda"bayat")toUsamaBinLaden.2.UsamaBinLadenandalQaedaviolentlyopposedtheUnitedStatesforseveralreasons.First,theUnitedStateswasregardedasan"infidel"becauseitwasnotgovernedinamannerconsistentwiththegroup'sextremistinterpretationofIslam.Second,theUnited-2-
 
Stateswasviewedasprovidingessentialsupportforother"infidel"governmentsandinstitutions,particularlythegovernmentsofSaudiArabiaandEgypt,thenationofIsrael,andtheUnitedNations,whichwereregardedasenemiesofalQaeda.Third,alQaedaopposedtheinvolvementoftheUnitedStatesarmedforcesintheGulfWarin1991andinOperationRestoreHopeinSomaliain1992and1993.Inparticular,alQaedaopposedthecontinuedpresenceofAmericanmilitaryforcesinSaudiArabia(andelsewhereontheSaudiArabianpeninsula)followingtheGulfWar.Fourth,alQaedaopposedtheUnitedStatesGovernmentbecauseofthearrest,conviction,andimprisonmentofpersonsbelongingtoalQaedaoritsaffiliatedterroristgroupsorthosewithwhomitworked.3.Fortheseandotherreasons,UsamaBinLadendeclareda"jihad,"orholywar,againsttheUnitedStates,whichhecarriedoutthroughalQaedaanditsaffiliatedorganizations.UsamaBinLadenissuedpublicedictscallingforterroristattacksagainsttheUnitedStatesandthemurderofAmericans.MembersofalQaedaissued"fatwahs"(rulingsonIslamiclaw)indicatingthatsuchattackswerebothproperandnecessary.4.AlQaedafunctionedbothonitsownandthroughsomeoftheterroristorganizationsthatoperatedunderitsumbrella,including:EgyptianIslamicJihad,whichwasledbyAymanal-Zawahiri;theIslamicGroup(alsoknownas"elGamaaIslamia"orsimply"Gamaa't");Jema'ahIslamiyahinSoutheastAsiaandAustralia;andjihadgroupsinothercountries,includingtheSudan,Egypt,SaudiArabia,Yemen,Somalia,Eritrea,Djibouti,Afghanistan,Pakistan,Bosnia,Croatia,Albania,Algeria,Tunisia,Lebanon,thePhilippines,Tajikistan,andAzerbaijan,aswellastheKashmirregionofIndiaandtheChechenregionofRussia.AlQaedaalsomaintainedcellsandpersonnelinanumberofcountriestofacilitateits-3-

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