Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes never-before-seen images of 9/11 Pentagon terrorist attack

Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes never-before-seen images of 9/11 Pentagon terrorist attack

Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes never-before-seen images of 9/11 Pentagon terrorist attack

A total of 27 photos were uploaded to the FBI website "FBI Records: The Vault" under the page name "9/11 Attacks and Investigation Images".

The twisted metal, crushed concrete and shattered windows convey some of the horror and carnage that took place at the Pentagon on Sept 11, 2001, when Al-Qaeda terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the American military headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia.

The 9/11 terrorist attack saw three coordinated strikes by four hijacked planes: two targeting the World Trade Centers in NY, one targeting the Pentagon in Virginia and one targeting an unknown site in Washington, DC (speculated to have been either the White House or the Capitol Building).

The plane struck between the first and second floor of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, where the United States defence is headquartered, as part of the four co-ordinated hi-jacked aeroplane attacks.

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When the Pentagon was hit, two other airliners had already been flown into New York's World Trade Center; the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers rose up against the hijackers.

The attack resulted in 189 deaths, of which 125 were Pentagon employees.

One of the pictures shows rescue workers with sniffer dogs searching the rubble for survivors or bodies.

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