Speech On 9/11 Terrorism

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It is 8:44am New York City on September 11th 2001.
I am heading up to the World Trade Centre before my mum goes to Washington DC for the week. 8:45am. I am in the north tower on the 103 floor at 8:46 I look out the window and see a plane heading for the building

On September 11, 2001, a terrorist group called al-Qaeda made up of 19 members hijacked four commercial passenger planes and turned them into weapons to destroy four targets and cause terror . These attacks killed nearly 3,000 people. Three of the four planes hit their targets. This became the worst terrorist attack in US history.
Who is Al-Qaeda?
Al-Qaeda is a small group of people who have a very violent understanding of Islam. They desire to form states or ultimately a
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Under his order’s they carried out many attacks all over the world. September 11 was the worst.
Two of the planes hit two skyscrapers called the twin towers at a complex in New York. These buildings collapsed killing thousands of people. The third plan was flown into the Pentagon killing 189 people.The fourth plane which is thought to have been heading for Washington, crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers fought the terrorists. Everyone on that plane was killed (44)
In response to these attacks, the USA responded by attacking al-Qaeda in Afghanistan where they were openly supported by the Taliban government. The USA started what they called the ‘War on Terror’.
Soon after, the USA became involved in another war in Iraq. The main reason given was the belief that Saddam Hussein had ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’. No weapons were ever found.
American military eventually found and killed Osama Bin Laden on May 2011 in Pakistan. Though Al-Qaeda is weaker without him other groups have the same goals and beliefs..
Since the attacks, government’s around the world have increased security. This has happened particularly at airports, government buildings and public events. Governments have also worked to improve the way they share
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