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September 11, 2001: When America Was Attacked At Its Heart

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On Saturday 11 September 2021, it will be twenty years since two airliners crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in the heart of New York. These attacks, sponsored by Al Qaeda, killed 2,977 people. The incredible images of these attacks were shown around the world. Through these two symbolic buildings, America was attacked in its heart.

The attack on the two towers of the World Trade Center twenty years ago in New York ushered the world into a new era. Do you remember what you were doing on Tuesday 11 September 2001?

An important fact is that fifteen of the nineteen terrorists who struck the United States were Saudi nationals. An earthquake for the oil-rich kingdom and for its relationship with America.

Joe Biden, the American president, has asked the justice system to declassify documents from the investigation into the September 11 attacks within the next six months. The subject is sensitive as the United States prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the World Trade Centre.

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“When I ran for president, I pledged to ensure transparency regarding the declassification of documents related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America,” reads a statement from the US president.

The order calls on US Attorney General Merrick Garland to release the declassified documents over the next six months.

Relatives of the victims of the attacks asked a US government watchdog on Thursday to investigate their suspicions that the FBI lied or destroyed evidence linking Saudi Arabia to the hijackers.

Bush on State of War on the 11th October 2001

Good evening. I would like to report to the American people on the state of our war against terror, and then I’ll be happy to take questions from the White House press corps.

One month ago today, innocent citizens from more than 80 nations were attacked and killed without warning or provocation in an act that horrified not only every American, but every person of every faith and every nation who values human life.

The attack took place on American soil, but it was an attack on the heart and soul of the civilized world. And the world has come together to fight a new and different war, the first, and we hope the only one, of the 21st century; a war against all those who seek to export terror and a war against those governments that support or shelter them…

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