9/11 A historical event on September 9,2001

On September 11.2001 an Islamic extremist group called Al-Qaeda attacked the World Trade Center.The World Trade Center was a group of seven buildings in lower Manhattan, a busy and crowded part of New York City.Many people worked and visited there.There was also a hotel and an underground mall where people shopped and stayed during visits.The centerpieces of the World Trade Center were the Twin Towers.They were called the Twin Towers because there were two of them and they looked nearly the same. They had 110 floors and were the tallest buildings in New York City.

Al-Qaeda hijacked 4 airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.An American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York.At the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers or as a result of the crashes.Of those who perished during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers and 37 were officers at the Port Authority.The victims ranged in age from two to 85 years.Approximately 75-80% of the victims were men.At the Pentagon in Washington, 184 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 died when the plane crashed into a field. It is believed that the hijackers crashed the plane in that location, rather than their unknown target, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the flight deck.As of August 2016, 1,640 of 2,753 World Trade Center victims' remains have been positively identified, according to the medical examiner's office.

After the attacks on the World Trade Center people from all around the world came to help.After the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, the rescue and recovery clean-up of the 1.8 million tons of wreckage from the WTC site took 9 months.

The 9/11 attack also wasn't the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in NYC.A bombing in February of 1993 killed 6 people.In the end, the 9/11 attacks was a tragedy that we will never forget and we will always remember.

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