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:

People run from the collapse of one of the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center in this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo.
The remains of the World Trade Center stand amid other debris Sept. 11, 2001, following the terrorist attack on the buildings in New York.
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, the south side of the Pentagon burns after a plane crash in Washington. Newly released Pentagon documents show that Air Force officers debated briefly about burial at sea before concluding that 1,321 unidentifiable fragments of remains from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon should be treated as medical waste and incinerated.
A helicopter flies over the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 as smoke billows over the building. The Pentagon took a direct, devastating hit from an aircraft and the enduring symbols of American power were evacuated as an apparent terrorist attack quickly spread fear and chaos in the nation's capital.
Emergency workers stand on a girder at the site of the destroyed World Trade Center towers, which still smoked in this photo taken 10 days after the 9/11 terror attack.
Pedestrians on the waterfront in Brooklyn, New York, look across the East River to the burning World Trade Center towers 11 September, 2001 after a terrorist attack.  AFP PHOTO  Henny Ray ABRAMS ORG XMIT: JFK54
In this file photo investigative personnel search the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 looking for debris and evidence, including the plane's flight recorder, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 12, 2001.
Early morning fog surrounds the marking the impact point of Flight 93, which crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania on 9/11.
President George W. Bush has his early morning school reading event interrupted by his Chief of Staff Andrew Card on Sept. 11, 2001, shortly after news of the New York City airplane crashes was available in Sarasota, Florida.
A monitor reads all flights cancelled departing Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport on September 12, 2001.   Airplanes were grounded around the country.
Emergency crews survey the damage after the fall of the twin towers on September 11, 2001 in New York City.
Ash covers a street in downtown New York City after the collapse of the World Trade Center following a terrorist attack Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Rescue crews congregate near a U.S. flag amidst the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York in this September 13, 2001 file photo. September 11th marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks where nearly 3,000 people died when four hijacked airliners were used in coordinated strikes on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center towers. The fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania.
In this September 13, 2001 photograph, people gather around missing person posters on a telephone booth after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

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