Capture or Kill: The Pursuit of the 9/11 Masterminds and the Killing of Osama bin Laden

Capture or Kill: The Pursuit of the 9/11 Masterminds and the Killing of Osama bin Laden

by Nick Fielding, Yosri Fouda

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Overview

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh, two of bin Laden’s key lieutenants: the masterminds behind the attacks of September 11. Based on the only interview these masterminds of terror ever gave to the media as well as extensive follow-up research, Capture or Kill may be the closest we will get to the full inside story of the plot. While Mohammed and Binalshibh were among the world’s most wanted men and hiding in a safe house in Pakistan, they summoned star al-Jazeera TV reporter Yosri Fouda for a one-of-a-kind exclusive. Fouda knew he might well be walking into a trap, as Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl had done only months before.

He took the risk, and, for forty-eight hours, Fouda listened as Mohammed, head of al-Qaeda’s military committee, and Binalshibh, the link between Mohammed Atta and the senior al-Qaeda leadership, proudly claimed responsibility for the attacks on New York and the Pentagon—the first time al-Qaeda took direct responsibility—and detailed for the first time exactly how the plot was conceived and executed.

The authors, uniquely positioned because of their prior unprecedented access and research, deliver a thrilling account of what has happened since. What has changed in the intervening years to this insidious global network? How does Osama bin Laden’s capture and death affect its continuing operation? This is a must-read for anyone who wants to know not only the full truth behind September 11, but also the implications of recent events for the future of global security.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611454000
Publisher: Arcade
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,110,287
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Nick Fielding is a former senior investigative reporter at the Sunday Times in London, where he specialized in covering stories on terrorism and intelligence issues. He currently reports on Afghanistan.

Yosri Fouda is a former star al-Jazeera and BBC reporter. He currently works for Egyptian television.

Table of Contents

Glossary 9

Introduction 11

Prologue: Gun Battle in Karachi - The Arrest of Ramzi Binalshibh 15

Chapter 1 Invitation to the Unknown 23

Chapter 2 Jihad in Pakistan 39

Chapter 3 Omar Sheikh - The Deadly Apprentice 53

Chapter 4 Living With the Enemy 73

Chapter 5 Khalid Shaikh Mohammed - Family Business 88

Chapter 6 Unlocking the Masterminds 105

Chapter 7 ?The Hour is Nigh, the Moon is Split' 123

Chapter 8 Grasping at Shadows 148

Chapter 9 The Aftermath 166

Afterword 181

Epilogue 187

Appendix 1 201

Appendix 2 211

Index 219

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