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White House considering military trials for 9/11 suspects

WASHINGTON (AP) - There could be a reversal in the works on the handling of the 9/11 terror case.

Senior administration officials say White House advisers are close to recommending that President Barack Obama pursue military tribunals for self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med) and four of his alleged henchman.

In November, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Mohammed and the four others would be transferred from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to New York City for civilian trials. While city officials initially supported the decision, they later opposed it, citing costs as well as security and logistical concerns.

The officials say the administration's review of where and how to hold a Sept. 11 trial is not over, and there's been no recommendation sent to the president yet.


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