- Title: File of the September 11, 2001 attacks, one month before its 20th anniversary
- Date: 11th August 2021
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 11, 2001) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BURNING NORTH TOWER
- Embargoed: 25th August 2021 14:11
- Keywords: 9/11 Osama bin Laden September 11 Twin Towers hijackers memorial planes
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security,United States
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Thousands of people will gather in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11 to remember the nearly 3,000 people killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
In New York City, a ceremony will take place at the 9/11 Memorial, where mourners gather as they have every year since the attack, for the annual reading of victims' names from both the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
They will also observe a citywide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EDT (1246 GMT), the time American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower, with a second pause at 9:03 a.m. when United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower.
Further moments of silence will be observed at 9:37 a.m. when American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon; at 9:59 a.m. when the South Tower fell; at 10:03 a.m. when United Flight 93 hit the ground near Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and at 10:28 a.m., when the North Tower collapsed.
Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks and a U.S.-led war in Afghanistan followed.
U.S. forces killed bin Laden in May 2011 in a surprise raid on his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, ending a nearly 10-year hunt for the al Qaeda leader.
(Production: Roselle Chen, Soren Larson)
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