America memorialises the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 attacks

Agencies – Sudan Event

Today, Monday, the United States memorialises the 22nd anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, which caused the death of about 3,000 and levelled what was known as the World Trade Center in New York City to the ground.

US President Joe Biden is scheduled to participate in the activities organised to memorialise the anniversary and attend a ceremony at a military base in Alaska.

Americans recall the memory of the attacks that changed “the course of the country’s history,” according to President Biden’s description, by gathering in the places targeted by the attacks, fire stations, the memorial to the victims, the site of the Twin Towers in New York City that were destroyed in the attacks, and the September 11 Museum in the southern part, as well as from Manhattan, New York.

More than two decades after the bloody attacks, the US authorities announced yesterday, Sunday, the identification of two victims of those attacks, based on advanced DNA analysis technology.

The authorities indicated that the two victims – a man and a woman – were killed due to the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York but refused to reveal their identities at the request of their families.

Thus, the number of identified victims rose to 1,649 out of 2,753 people killed in the Twin Towers collapse in New York.

Moreover, 2,977 people were killed in those attacks claimed by Al-Qaeda, as two planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York, a third plane hit the Pentagon, and the fourth plane – which appeared to have been targeting the Congress building or the White House – crashed in a wooded area in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after a counterattack, as none of the passengers on the four planes survived.

At the time, Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden justified these attacks as a response to the ongoing injustice being practised “against our children in Palestine, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, and elsewhere, such as in Kashmir and Assam.”

The September 11 attacks are still fresh in the minds of Americans, and almost every American remembers what he was doing that day, the clear blue sky of Manhattan, and the Twin Towers that collapsed in a flood of flame, dust, and metal.

It is noteworthy that the United States waged two wars on Afghanistan and Iraq after the September 11 attacks, which caused the death of more than 500,000 civilians, left more than 6,200 American soldiers dead, and cost the United States 4,000 billion dollars.

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