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El gráfico muestra la cronología de los ataques del 11/9.
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20º aniversario de los ataques terroristas del 11/9

By Jordi Bou

September 11, 2021 - El martes 11 de septiembre de 2001, atacantes suicidas secuestraron cuatro aviones de pasajeros y los estrellaron en el Centro Mundial de Comercio de la Ciudad de Nueva York, el Pentágono y un campo en Pensilvania, matado a casi 3.000 personas en el peor ataque terrorista en la historia de EUA.

Two airplanes hijacked by terrorists tied to al-Qaeda flew into the World Trade Center in New York, collapsing the towers later in the day. Just outside Washington, another hijacked plane flew into the Pentagon. A fourth hijacked plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania as passengers and the crew attempted to retake the cockpit.

In all, 2,977 people (not counting the 19 hijackers) lost their lives, most of them in New York. The attack remains one of the most traumatic events of the century, not only for Americans but also for the world.

Less than a month after the attacks, President George W Bush led an invasion of Afghanistan to eradicate al-Qaeda and hunt down Bin Laden. However, it was not until 2011 that U.S. troops finally located and killed Bin Laden in neighbouring Pakistan.

U.S. troops left Afghanistan this year after nearly 20 years, stoking fears from many that the al-Qaeda could make a comeback.

President Joe Biden is expected to attend the 9/11 memorial in New York City to mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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PUBLISHED: 05/08/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty / Associated Press / Newscom
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