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9/11 attack anniversary: In Pics Recalling the deadliest terror strikes on US Soil

In one of the most horrible terror strike which shook the entire world, Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked planes and crashed into many locations in United States on September 11, 2001. It was a terror attack which took lives of 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000 people. Terrorists did not stop there. They continued their attacks around the world and killed many people. Here are facts that you should know about horrible terror strike:

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 September 2017, 02:10:40 PM
Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden

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Osama bin Laden, the Saudi millionaire and fugitive had orchestrated the attacks. He was the founder of Al-Qaeda and had earlier fought against the Soviet Union.
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9/11 attack anniversary

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In one of the most horrible terror strike which shook the entire world, Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked planes and crashed into many locations in United States on September 11, 2001. It was a terror attack which took lives of 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000 people. Terrorists did not stop there. They continued their attacks around the world and killed many people. Here are facts that you should know about horrible terror strike:
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9/11 attack anniversary

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The chief architect of the attacks was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, by Pakistani security officials working with the CIA.
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9/11 attack anniversary

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During U.S. hearings at Guantanamo Bay in March 2007, Mohammed confessed his responsibility for the attacks
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9/11 attack anniversary

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In the aftermath of the attacks, US President George W. Bush declared war on terrorism with the aim of bringing Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda to justice.
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9/11 attack anniversary

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The NATO council offered its support to US while claiming that attacks on US soil were an attack on all NATO nations.
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9/11 attack anniversary

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On October 7, 2001, the War in Afghanistan began when U.S and British forces initiated aerial bombing campaigns in Afghanistan targeting Taliban and Al-Qaeda camps, then later invaded Afghanistan with ground troops of the Special Forces. Further, the US-led coalition was able to overthrow the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. The US officials also speculated on possible involvement of Iraq in the 9/11 event.
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9/11 attack anniversary

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In the year 2003, the US and UK invaded Iraq on the premise that the then Iraqi President Saddam was developing ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’.
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9/11 attack anniversary

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The Iraq war was one of the deadliest in history and a study published in 2011 claimed that nearly 5,00,000 Iraqis died due to the conflict.
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9/11 attack anniversary

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Saddam was executed on 2006 and was sentenced to death by hanging after being convicted for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shiites in 1982.
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Osama bin Laden, however, remained at large until May 2, 2011, when he was finally tracked down and killed by U.S. forces at a hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan.