Lesser-Known Facts Of 9/11
Today is the 19th anniversary of 9/11, the ghastliest terrorist attack in the history of the world. The World Trade Center attack was an attack on the epicenter of the world’s most powerful country, the United States of America.
September 11 attacks were one of the worst in history, killing nearly 3,000 people. Besides, over 6,000 people were injured in a series of attacks.
It was on the morning of September 11, 2001, that the world – for the first time – saw the horrific sight of airplanes hitting skyscrapers and converting them into debris within a matter of minutes.
It may have been nearly 2 decades since 9/11 but it continues to be a subject of morbid curiosity due to its unbelievable audacity.
Let’s have look at some lesser-known facts of 9/11.
Largest FBI investigation
The investigation of the 9/11 attacks was code-named as "PENTTBOM" and is the largest FBI investigation to date. More than half of the FBI agents were involved to identify the hijackers and sponsors of the attack.
Every year, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum conducts a free interactive program on and around the 9/11 anniversary that connects participants with museum staff members and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.
Several other memorials including the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County in Virginia and Flight 93 National Memorial in a field in Stonycreek Township in Pennsylvania have been built to remember the victims of the September 11 attacks.
The ultimate target of Flight 93 remains one of the biggest mysteries of 9/11.
The clean-up of the World Trade Center site was completed in 2002.
The global approach towards terrorism
Post the tragedy, the global approach and strategy towards tackling terrorism and its perpetrators were not just changed but revamp