This work has benefited from discussions with key members of the financial services industry over the past several months.
The 19 hijackers belonged to the al-Qaida terrorist network. According to investigators and records of cellular phone calls made by passengers aboard the planes, the hijackers used knives and boxcutters to kill or wound passengers and the pilots, and then commandeer the aircraft, which the hijackers used to destroy preselected targets.
Both towers collapsed shortly thereafter, killing approximately persons, including hundreds of firefighters and rescue personnel who were helping to evacuate the buildings.
The intended target of this hijacked plane is not known, but it is believed that passengers overpowered the terrorists, thus preventing the aircraft from being used as a missile. A total of persons were killed, including all who were onboard the plane.
More than persons were killed in these four attacks. Citizens of 78 countries perished at the World Trade Center site. Leaders from around the world called the events of September 11 an attack on civilization itself.
The coordinated attack was an act of war against the United States. President Bush said in a 20 September address to a joint session of Congress: It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated.
Operation Enduring Freedom, the military component of the Coalition, began on 7 October. The first targets were the al-Qaida training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Within months, the Taliban was driven from power, and nearly al-Qaida operatives were arrested in over 60 countries.
Review of Terrorism in Despite the horrific events of September 11, the number of international terrorist attacks in declined todown from the previous year. In the yearthere were pipeline bombings in Colombia, which accounted for 40 percent of the total. In addition to the US citizens killed and injured on September 11, eight other US citizens were killed and 15 were wounded in acts of terrorism last year.
Yaakov Nathan Mandell was one of the youths killed.
A claim of responsibility for this attack was made in the name of "Palestinian Hezbollah. Two other US citizens were injured in the ambush. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed responsibility.
On 9 August in Jerusalem, a suicide bomber walked into a busy downtown restaurant and detonated a pound bomb that he was wearing, killing 15 persons and wounding others. Four other US citizens were injured in the explosion. HAMAS claimed responsibility for the attack.
The assailant was also killed in the attack, which was claimed by Palestine Islamic Jihad. Patterns of Global TerrorismU.Homeland Security Enterprise Overview One DHS, One Enterprise, a Shared Vision The Department of Homeland Security was formed in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, , as part of a determined national effort to safeguard the United States against terrorism.
Aug 30, · September 11 Terrorist Attacks, On Tuesday, September 11, , four teams of terrorists, a total of nineteen men, hijacked four U.S. airliners. They crashed two of the planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and one into the Pentagon just across the Potomac River outside Washington, D.C.
The worst international terrorist attack ever—involving four separate but coordinated aircraft hijackings—occurred in the United States on September 11, The 19 hijackers belonged to the al-Qaida terrorist network. According to investigators and records of cellular phone calls made by.
Domestic Terrorism: An Overview Congressional Research Service 1 Introduction Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, (9/11), .
circumstances relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11,,”includ- ing those relating to intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies, diplo- macy, immigration issues and border control, the flow of assets to terrorist. Sep 11, · On September 11, , 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.
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