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Facts About 9/11

Operation Enduring Freedom was launched under a month after the 9/11. An effort to remove the Taliban from power in Afghanistan and destroy the al – Qaeda network that was based there.

An average of $1.8 million was paid by the US government to the families of the 9/11 victims.

80 percent of the 9/11 victims were men.

There’s one more building that collapsed along with the Twin Towers, it is the WTC 7. It was a 47 storey skyscraper built in 1984 and was also owned by Larry Silverstein. It wasn’t attacked like the WTC but it collapsed due to the damage and fire from the Twin Tower attack.

Construction of the One World Trade Center began on November 18, 2006 at the World Trade Center site. ON November 3, 2014, the building was officially opened.

The attack on the world trade center on 9/11 was the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil.

On any given workday, up to 50,000 employees worked in the WTC twin towers before 9/11 attack.

18 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the WTC after the 9/11 attack.

4 million tons of debris was removed and 19,435 body parts were recovered at ground zero.

The initial plan of the Al-Qaeda was to target nuclear power plants on 9/11 but decided against it, fearing that things could “get out of control.”