two decades after the 2001 terror assaults
Twenty years in the past, the country watched transfixed as planes hijacked via terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and a box in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001. The occasions of that day endlessly remodeled the rustic.
Nearly 3,000 other people died on account of the assaults, together with the nineteen hijackers from Islamic extremist staff, al-Qaida. It stays the deadliest overseas assault on U.S. soil.
The Fire Department of New York additionally misplaced 343 firefighters dispatched to rescue survivors from the crumbling World Trade Center towers. Today, greater than 13,300 9/11 first responders enrolled within the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s 9/11 World Trade Center Program are being handled for most cancers.
The assaults triggered then-President George W. Bush to deploy U.S. troops to Afghanistan to seek for culpable al-Qaida militants sheltered via any other Islamic militant staff, the Taliban. The 20-year struggle that adopted ended on Aug. 31, the day the Biden management finished withdrawal of all army group of workers from the area.
Here are one of the maximum memorable photographs from that fateful day:
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