The Ten Years of 9/11


The tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2011 suicide attacks is being marked with ceremonies to honor nearly 5,500 victims of that tragedy.

The 9/11 memorial in New York City is being dedicated to them, and elected officials speak of continuing the fight against terrorism. Right after the 9/11 attacks, the United States launched two wars, creating tens of thousands more victims, and took away rights and freedoms of people living in the United States, too.

The U.S. Obama Administration says that on this day, Islamic extremists killed nearly 5,500 people by hijacking four passenger airplanes. Two planes encourted the World Trade Center in New York City, one crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the last flew into the Pentagon building in Virginia, where the nation’s military is headquartered.

Stop the hijacked planes was a scenario repeated a hundred times before. Generally, when a plane goes off course, a jet fighter of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) in minutes. It is not September 11, 2001 has arrived. The United States blamed the attacks against Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda.

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