September 11, 2001 by: anissa garza

On September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations attacked the Twin Towers.

Leader of the terrorist organization, Osama bin Laden, organized and financed the attack. As the U.S. did more investigating they made a conclusion that bin Laden wanted to strike at the Twin Towers because he was furious about the development of American troops.

Since bin Laden did not have the capacity to destroy the U.S. military he set his sights on symbolic targets instead. The Twin Towers symbolized globalization and America´s economic power and prosperity.

Bin Laden was not in the U.S. at the time of the attack. His plan was carried out by 19 men. Some didn't even know they were on a suicide mission, but they knew they needed to stay loyal to their leader.

As a result of Osama bin Laden´s wrongdoing, he remained at large until May 2, 2011 when he was tracked down and killed by U.S. forces at a hideout in Abbottabad Pakistan.

Over 3,000 people were killed including 400 police officers and firefighters.

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Created with images by Glyn Lowe Photoworks. - "9/11 A Tribute In Light" • TimothyJ - "Plane" • cpgmattr - "Fraternal Twin Towers From Another Mother" • Tom Anderson - "[IMGP1588] Downtown Manhattan" • kyz - "Osama bin Knox" • DVIDSHUB - "Pakistan relief efforts continue" • CharSawVis - "Towers on top of the Brooklyn Battery Parking Garage"

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