The September 11, 2001 Attacks

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The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of four terrorist attacks. These attacks were launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Queda. But let me start from the beginning. On September 11, 2001 starting at 8:46 a.m. ending at 10:28 a.m. in New York City and Washington D.C. terrorist by the Islamic group al-Queda four passenger airliners were hijacked. This was done by the 19 al-Queda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of these planes, from Americana Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with a lot of debri and the fires caused a lot of buildings to collapse in the WTC. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77 was crashed into the Pentagon which is the headquarters of the United Sates Department of Defense. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at D.C., But crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. In all 3,000 people died in the attacks. Which included the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes. The event was also the deadliest incident for firefighters and for law enforcement officers in the history of the United States. With 343 and 72 killed. The state quickly suspected al-Queda. The group’s leader was Osama bin Laden which he initially denied any involvement in the attacks. It
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