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How 9/11 Changed The World


With close to 3,000 people killed and over 6,000 injured, 9/11 was one of the worst disasters of our times. 11 September 2001 was the day on which this carnage took place. 19 militants associated with the terrorist group Al-Qaeda captured four airplanes and used them to carry out attacks against civilian targets in the United States. 

Two of these planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. A third hit the Pentagon near Washington D.C. The fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after the passengers and crew heroically fought against the terrorists. 

The attacks left America shattered and the world shocked. But the United States was quick to respond. They fought wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, seeking to punish Al-Qaeda and their allies, the Taliban. Finally, in 2011 they killed Osama bin Laden, leader of the Al-Qaeda. The repercussions of 9/11 and the events it caused can still be felt in the world, even today.


What Were The 9/11 Attacks?

On 11 September 2001, two planes crashed into the twin towers World Trade Center in New York. Another plane hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and a fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Close to 3,000 people were killed in what was the b...

9/11 Timeline

At 8:46 am an American Airlines plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center. At 9:03 am another plane smashed into the south tower. Within 56 minutes, the south tower collapsed. The Pentagon was hit by another plane at 9:37 am. Passenge...

The Conspiracy

After the attacks, a number of conspiracies were floated by people who thought that the United States government was responsible for them. John Skilling, chief structural engineer of the World Trade Center, said in 1993 that the building had been ...

Near Misses Of 9/11

A small number of people luckily escaped with their lives during 9/11. They had either stepped out of their office for a break, took additional time to reach it in the morning or overslept on that day. Had they been in one of the towers when the p...

How 9/11 Changed The World

The impact of the 9/11 attacks stretched far beyond this fateful day. In it's immediate aftermath, George W Bush, president at the time, declared a war on terror. The United States invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, in search of the perpetrators of 9/1...

Osama Bin Laden's Death

It was widely believed that the terrorist organisation behind 9/11 was Al-Qaeda. Osama bin Laden was the founder of this organisation and the United States was determined to make him pay for what he had done. On 2 May 2011, almost 10 years after t...

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