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9/11: 16 Years On

America commemorates the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Centre and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001. An estimated 3,000 lives perished as commercial airline passenger jets were hijacked by armed jihadis and used as weapons in the unprecedented atrocity that shocked the whole world.

President Donald Trump will join his country’s citizens in a moment of silent remembrance. Ground Zero will observe four moments of silence at the times when each plane hit and each tower collapsed to the ground.

Terror attacks: World Trade Centre Towers after terrorists crashed two hijacked planes into the towers, killing thousands. Osama bin Laden believed to have masterminded the attacks was later killed in a helicopter raid on a mansion in Pakistan several years later

Rebuilding: Graphic shows plans for the reconstruction of Ground Zero in the aftermath of the atrocities

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