9/11: "Never Forget" the 20 years

9/11: "Never Forget" the 20 years

The U.S. marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the most lethal attack in history on American soil, less than two weeks after the country completed a chaotic troops withdrawal from war-torn Afghanistan.

On that day, 19 terrorists hijacked four passenger jetliners, crashing them into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane crashed in a field in southern Pennsylvania.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks.

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9/11: "Never Forget" the 20 years
  • "I was there"

    The Taliban 20 years ago harbored Osama bin Laden.

    He master-minded the worst-ever terror attack from Afghanistan - using planes as missiles that struck three targets in the United States.

    It changed the landscape in New York, at the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania.

    And it also change...

  • How it all started

    In a matter of days, the United States will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the worst terror attack on American soil.

    It was this assault that led to the country's longest war.

    Take a look back on why the U.S. got involved in Afghanistan and the mess it left behind.

  • Born on September 11, 2001

    Meet Anish Shrivastava, born at 10:05 am on September 11, 2001, in Princeton New Jersey. For many, he represents a ray of hope amidst one of the darkest times in modern American history, and for his uncle, he just may have been a lifesaver.

  • How to teach 9/11 to a new generation

    Two decades after planes crashed into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, killing thousands, the U.S. remembers the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    With the war that followed over and troops out of Afghanistan, the upcoming generation is now of age to learn how this day change...

  • Never forget

    This September marks 20 years since the fateful events of 9/11. CGTN spoke with people who were in New York about the attacks that happened.

    2,977 people from 115 countries were killed in the attacks with hundreds more dying in the years since, from illnesses caused by toxic asbestos in the buil...

  • How 9/11 changed New York

    In the 20 years since 9/11, the skyline and much of the infrastructure of the city of New York have changed, in some cases, beyond all recognition.

    From Midtown to Downtown the city is different now than it was before the attacks.

  • How Muslim-Americans felt threatened

    Just across the river from Ground Zero is Atlantic Avenue, a lovely street, with a lot of Arab American businesses and one of the untold stories in the wake of 9/11 was the persecution many of them suffered- graffiti, taunts, even some destruction of property.

    People felt threatened here, but it...

  • I survived the Pentagon attack

    Lt. Col. Phil Beaver, an Army operations research analyst, was at his desk in the “C” ring of the Pentagon when the fuselage of American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into his second-floor office.

    A fireball erupted on the floor below him, killing many people instantly. His wedge of the Pentagon ha...

  • Did 9/11 increase Americans converting to Islam?

    The Sept. 11 attacks on the United States by Muslim extremists had a curious consequence; Many Americans were introduced to Islam for the first time and chose to convert to Islam.

    Between 2000-2010, Muslims in the U.S. grew from an estimated 1 million to 2.6 million, a 67 percent increase, makin...

  • Afghan Americans remember

    As the 20th anniversary of 9-11 approaches, Afghan Americans are reflecting on what's happened over the past two decades, especially as Afghanistan goes through turbulent changes.

  • Honoring the dead

    Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among them, three teachers and three students from Washington, DC public schools.

    The daughter of one of those teachers is sharing memories of her father and the impact that terrible day has had on her life.