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 Cronologia dos ataques do 11 de setembro infographic
A infografia mostra a cronologia dos ataques do 11 de setembro.


20º aniversário dos ataques do 11 de setembro

By Jordi Bou

September 11, 2021 - Na terça-feira, 11 de setembro de 2001 atacantes suicidas desviaram quatro aviões de passageiros e fizeram-nos embater no World Trade Center de Nova Iorque, no Pentágono e num campo da Pensilvânia, matando quase 3.000 pessoas no pior ataque terrorista na história dos Estados Unidos.

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.

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