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Biden commemorates 9/11 by meeting victims' families in 3 different locations


Today, the United States of America commemorates the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, which killed nearly 3,000 people and helped shape twenty-first century politics.


US President Joe Biden is set to join the families of the victims in three separate locations in what he hoped would be a rare moment of national unity, but anger over the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan continues to overwhelm the country's political landscape.


And the newspaper considered that after two decades, the events of September 11, 2001 are still clearly engraved in the memory of some, but now they represent a historic event for a new generation born after the atrocities.


The newspaper recounted how al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and smashed two of them into the World Trade Center, a symbol of American financial power in midtown Manhattan, and people from all over the world were killed in the initial explosions, jumped to death or were crushed by the collapse of the Twin Towers, a spectacle. Terrorize the masses on live TV.


The hijackers crashed another plane into the Pentagon, the US military headquarters near Washington, and cut a hole in its side. A fourth plane - possibly bound for the US Capitol - crashes into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers fought valiantly.


A total of 2,977 people were killed - 2,753 of them in what became known as "Ground Zero" in New York.


The White House said Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will attend state ceremonies at all three locations on Saturday "to honor and honor the lives lost." In commemorating 9/11 in New York, 8:30 a.m. (New York time) they will be joined by former President Barack Obama, who oversaw the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011.


Biden will travel to Shanksville on Saturday afternoon before visiting the Pentagon for a wreath-laying ceremony. But he still faces congressional investigations into the chaotic departure of US forces from Kabul, less than two weeks ago, which ended America's longest war.


The newspaper said the Taliban is now back in control of Afghanistan, just as it was on 9/11, raising fears that the country could once again become a center of terrorism.


Former President George W. Bush, who launched the retaliatory war in Afghanistan in 2001, will speak at a memorial service in Shanksville, at 10.03 am, and the names of the passengers and crew who were all killed will be read out.


Former President Donald Trump will reportedly visit the 9/11 memorial on Saturday afternoon, once the ceremony is over and after Biden has left town.

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