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Prosecutors at the Pentagon are reportedly engaging in negotiations with attorneys representing Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, and his four co-defendants, Your Content has learned.
The aim is to reach a plea agreement that would eliminate the possibility of a death sentence.
These talks, if successful, could bring an end to the longest-running case in the history of the war court, which has spanned over two decades.
The prolonged pretrial proceedings have been primarily hindered by the CIA’s utilization of terrorism tactics. However, while plea agreements may expedite the resolution, they could also provoke strong reactions from the families of 9/11 victims.
The charges against the five individuals, who are believed to have directly participated in the hijacking of four airplanes and the subsequent coordinated attacks across the United States, include terrorism, aircraft hijacking, conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, and targeting civilians.
These horrifying events resulted in the tragic loss of 2,977 lives , according to The Daily Mail.