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11 things about 9/11



1. The attacks of September 11, 2001, also known as 9/11, were a series of terrorist attacks against the US; is one of the greatest events in the recent history of the world and has traveled an entire world at that time;

2. The main culprit for these attacks was the al-Qaeda terrorist group led by Osama Bin Laden at the time; he assumed responsibility for the 2004 attacks;

3. 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes; two of them entered the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, and in less than two hours they collapsed; the third plane hit the Pentagon building in Washington, and a fourth collapsed in a Pennsylvania field due to the crew's efforts; the target of the fourth plane was the United States Capitol;

4. Attacks made about 3,000 victims; was also the most devastating event in the history of firefighters and US police, with 343, respectively 72 victims; with the exception of 55 dead soldiers in the Pentagon attack, the rest of the victims were civilians;

5. As a result of these attacks, the US launched the "War on Terrorism", after which numerous countries strengthened their counter-terrorism legislation and extended the powers of law enforcement;

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6. At the time of the attacks in the WTC complex there were around 17,400 people; most of them have been evacuated safely;

7. At least 200 people died after jumping from twin towers in flame;

8. More than 1,700 engineers and architects conducted independent surveys on 9/11;

9. Following the New York attacks, WTC4, 5, 6, 7, the World Financial Center and the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas were destroyed or seriously damaged in addition to the twin towers WTC1 and WTC2;

10. The idea of ​​the attacks came to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in 1996; he presented his plans to Osama Bin Laden and in early 1999 received the agreement to start the attack;

11. The rescue and cleansing operations of the twin towers lasted around 9 months.

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