9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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9/11 Terrorist Attacks

An event on September 11, 2001, in which 19 al Qaeda terrorists flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center towers in New York and a third into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth airplane failed to reach its target and crashed in Pennsylvania. Immediately after the attacks, which killed more than 2,000 people, U.S. President George W. Bush grounded all non-military airplanes and all stock exchanges in the United States were closed for several days. The attacks (and increased airport security that followed them) are thought to have hurt the airline industry. Additionally, stock prices fell significantly when markets re-opened; for example, the DJIA fell 685 points on September 17, 2001.
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Under arrangements put in place after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, European airlines pass on data on passengers, including addresses and credit card details, to be allowed to land at US airports.
torture in the reaction to the September 11, 2001 attacks on American soil.
Security fears may dampen demand for air travel in the short term, industry watchers said on Thursday, after British police foiled a plan to blow up transatlantic jets, but they won't throw US airlines off their long recovery from the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Key said that families who lost loved ones in Al-Qaeda attacks coordinated by bin Laden, including the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, would welcome US President Barack Obama s announcement of his death.
US: US President Barack Obama said Sunday that justice had been done after the September 11, 2001 attacks with the death of Osama bin Laden, but warned that Al-Qaeda will still try to attack the United States.