September 11, 2011 marks the tenth year since the 9/11 attacks. On that day, 19-al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger planes and then proceeded to intentionally crashing it into different strategic locations in the United States of America.
Two planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, totally decimating it. The third plane crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was the only plane that did not reach its destination when passengers attempted to take control of the said plane. It crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, never reaching its target which was Washington D.C.
This coordinated suicide attacks is one of the worst in the history of America, and perhaps around the world. 10 years have passed, and al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been elimited, yet still the wounds remain fresh from those who were directly affected by this tragedy.
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Al Jazeera and CNN reported that Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Osama Bin Laden), founder of terrorist organization al-Qaeda who is responsible for the September 11 attacks in the United States, is dead.
US President Barack Obama confirms the al-Qaeda leader’s death by saying, “Tonight, I can report to the people of the United States and the world, the United States had carried an operation that has killed Osama Bin Laden, a terrorist responsible for killing thousands of innocent people.” The jihadist terrorist was killed in a U.S. operation in Pakistani city of Abbottabad, and U.S. officials claim that their forces have the body. The firefight lasted 40 minutes according to NBC, and four people, including Bin Laden were killed. Reportedly, one of those killed was Bin Laden’s son.
Furthermore, Al Jazeera correspondent Qais Azimy stated that Afghan officials described bin Laden’s killing as a “symbolic victory”, since he was no longer directly connected to the group’s field operations. But US president Obama stated that “His demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.” He further added, “The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.” “The American people did not chose this fight; it came to our shores.” “Justice has been done.” “Let us remember that we can do these things not because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”