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The September 11 attacks, also commonly known as "9/11" refers to the infamous and tragic attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Pentagon on September 11, 2001 by militant Islamists loyal to Osama Bin Laden  - it involved the use of passenger planes as weapons in a forced-suicide attack similar to the famous "kamikaze" pilots of World War II.

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September 11 is often stated as being amongst the best terrorist attacks on America, claiming many lives and sparking the international "War on Terror" campaign that continues to play an important role in the world. It is also regarded as one of the most important events of the 21st century.


American Airlines Flight 11

United Airlines Flight 175

American Airlines Flight 77

United Airlines Flight 93

See also

1973 Chilean coup d'etat that happened 28 years earlier on the same date.


  • The youngest victim of the attack was two-year old Christine Hanson, who was a passenger of Flight 175.
  • Ted Olsen, whose wife died during the attack, was born on September 11, 1940.


Inside The Twin Towers

Inside The Twin Towers

A True Story of Happening on September 11th, 2001

September 11, 2001 - As It Happened - The South Tower Attack

September 11, 2001 - As It Happened - The South Tower Attack

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