Today marks the 18th anniversary of the deadly 9/11 attacks that hit American soil.
The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks. Wikipedia
Location: New York City, New York, U.S, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S, Stonycreek Township near, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date:11, 2001, 8:46 a.m. – 10:28 a.m. (EDT)
Target: World Trade Center, (AA 11 and UA 175), The Pentagon (AA 77), White House or U.S. Capitol, (UA 93, failed)
Attack type: Aircraft hijackings, Suicide attacks, Mass murder, Terrorism
Deaths:2,996 (2,977 victims + 19 hijackers)
Perpetrators: Al-Qaeda (see also responsibility and hijackers)
Number of participants:19