Why Did 9/11 Happen

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It was a new, regular day as always. It was September 9, 2001. This was a day which many people won’t forget and a day that will remain in history. Many lives of innocent people were taken. The United States was under a terrorist attack. On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. Members of Al-Qaeda planned attacks upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. areas. The hijackers intentionally flew two of those planes, which were the American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center that was located in New York City. Both towers collapsed within two hours and debris from the two towers…show more content…
and admitted his direct link to the attacks. The U.S. never indicted bin Laden for the 9/11 attacks but he was on the FBI's Most Wanted List for the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Dares Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. The United States responded to this attack by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban. Former President Bush claimed they had weapons of mass destruction but after a while they had found no weapons that were claimed by Bush. Many countries were scared after the 9/11 attack and started to stricken their security. The attacks resulted in the death of 2,996 people, including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims. The victims included 246 on the four planes from which there were no survivors, 2606 in New York City in the towers, and 125 at the Pentagon. Nearly all of the victims were civilians, and 55 military personnel were among those killed at the Pentagon. More than 90% of the workers and visitors who died in the towers had been at or above the point where the plane was hit. In the North Tower 1,355 people at or above the point where the plane hit were trapped and died of smoke inhalation, fell or jumped from the tower to escape the smoke and flames, or were killed in the building's eventual collapse. The destruction of all three staircases in the tower when Flight 11 hit made it impossible for

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