More than a year after the 9-11 attacks, a group of 9/12 hijackers remains at large.
While there’s no clear indication they were connected to the other terrorists who attacked New York City on September 11, the FBI released a list of 9-12 hijacker defendants who are eligible to be tried in federal court.
The FBI’s announcement came after a week of testimony in the trial of the surviving hijackers, who have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, including conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, the New York Post reported.
Here are some of the most notable cases, according to the Post.
The case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is an odd one.
The former Saudi Arabian national who was sentenced to death in 2001 and has been on death row ever since, Nashiri was convicted of planning to blow up an airplane but is currently on death sentence after a federal appeals court overturned the conviction.
A trial court judge rejected his request to suppress evidence that could be used against him, and the appeals court has also denied Nashiri’s request to reopen the case.
Nashiri, who is in his mid-40s, was the first Saudi to be sentenced to die for the attacks.
Nashir’s attorney has said he believes his client has been framed by the Saudi government.
The government has claimed he was framed, but he remains free on bail and is not being held without bail.
The most recent case is the case of Abdulhakim Muhammed al-Mukhtar.
A Saudi citizen, Mukhtar was convicted in 2015 of participating in the September 11 attacks and sentenced to life in prison.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Mukhtar’s trial was the result of an “unfounded conspiracy theory,” but it’s unclear if Mukhtar is the only Saudi on death-row in the U.K. He was not among those charged in connection with the attacks and has since been released.
Other notable 9/16 defendants are: Abdulrahman al-Fattah, Abdulrahim al-‘Awlaki, Abdulhamid al-Asiri, and Abdulrahmen al-Rashid.
The charges against al-Awlakhi and al-‘Asiri have not been proven in court.
They were among the hijackers that attacked New Jersey and New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
al-Saadi was convicted and sentenced in 2018 to life, and his attorney has repeatedly said he’s innocent.
The alleged plot to blow a hole in the World Trade Center was discovered in 2003, but al-Sayed, who was convicted, was allowed to plead guilty in 2005.
al-‘Adwan, who lived in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced in 2009 to life plus 60 years for a 2002 plot to detonate a truck bomb in a busy New York subway station.
His case has been put on hold by a judge in California.
The last of the hijack plotters to be released from prison is Khalid al-Maqdisi, a Saudi citizen who is currently serving a life sentence for his role in the attacks of Sept. 12, 2001, and was on trial for the second time in 2016.
He is serving a sentence in the federal prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
al Qaeda and the 9th World terrorist network al Qaeda was founded in 2001.
Osama bin Laden was the mastermind behind the group’s attacks on U.N. facilities and U.s. embassies in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the U,S.
The 9/10 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people, were an act of terror that has been widely attributed to bin Laden and the Taliban, and are considered the most significant terrorist attacks in U. S. history.
The al Qaeda leadership has repeatedly claimed responsibility for the terror attacks.
It’s unclear whether al Qaeda is still active or if the group is being replaced by the Islamic State.
The CIA, which was responsible for planning and executing the attacks, is still operating and the FBI has been tasked with finding a successor.
Al Qaeda is responsible for thousands of attacks around the world, and a 2009 report said al Qaeda operatives had established a network in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Southeast Asia that was responsible to launch attacks in the West.
It also said al-Qaeda had “completed a series of successful operations and was now capable of executing its operations.”