“Operation Aircraft”. This is how the Pakistani Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, the “mastermind” of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, baptized the entire operation of the largest-ever terrorist attack in 2001, which has never been recorded. A plan that had Usama bin Laden’s initial reluctance.
Mohamed came from a family in the Pakistani region of Balochistan and grew up in Kuwait. After graduating from high school, he moved to North Carolina, where he continued his studies, graduating in mechanical engineering in 1986. After that, after a trip to Peshawar, he joined the jihad and fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan. In 1992 he also briefly fought alongside the mujahideen in Bosnia.
KSM then moved to Qatar, where he worked as a project engineer for the Department of Electricity and Water until 1996 before returning to Pakistan to escape the United States, which had already targeted him because of his relationship with him. Brain ‘of the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, his nephew Ramzi Yousef.
It was around this time that he began developing attacks against the United States. During his time in Qatar and before later settling in Afghanistan, KSM traveled to several countries including the Philippines where he and Yousef organized some unsuccessful attacks.