LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth stated on Saturday that her prayers remained with victims and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001 assaults on the United States and paid tribute to the communities that joined collectively to rebuild after the devastation.
“My ideas and prayers — and these of my household and your entire nation — stay with the victims, survivors and households affected, in addition to the primary responders and rescue employees known as to obligation,” she stated in a message to U.S. President Joe Biden.
“My go to to the location of the World Trade Center in 2010 is held quick in my reminiscence,” Elizabeth stated.
“It jogs my memory that as we honour these from many countries, faiths and backgrounds who misplaced their lives, we additionally pay tribute to the resilience and dedication of the communities who joined collectively to rebuild.”
On Sept. 11, 2001, 19 militants related to al Qaeda hijacked 4 industrial airplanes to hold out devastating suicide assaults in opposition to the United States.
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Two planes have been flown into the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center which then collapsed, a 3rd aircraft was flown into the Pentagon simply outdoors Washington, D.C., whereas crew members and passengers on a fourth aircraft pressured hijackers to crash in Pennsylvania.
The 9/11 assaults killed 2,977 folks, the one largest loss of life ensuing from a overseas assault on American soil, based on the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Sixty-seven British nationals have been among the many lifeless.
Biden will commemorate the twentieth anniversary assaults by visiting every of the websites the place hijacked planes crashed, looking for to honour the victims.
The anniversary comes shortly after the chaotic finish of the U.S.-led conflict in Afghanistan, launched 20 years in the past to root out al Qaeda and its chief, Osama bin Laden, who was killed in 2011 by U.S. particular forces in Pakistan.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Jason Neely and Andrew Cawthorne)
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