US commemorates September 11th, Trump speaks at Pentagon

Today marks 16 years since the September 11 terror attacks, in which almost 3,000 people were murdered by al-Qaeda. US President Donald Trump: “America cannot be intimidated.”
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Today (Monday), the US commemorates 16 years since the September 11 terror attacks, in which 2,996 people were murdered by al-Qaeda in 4 coordinated attacks. The memorial events began at 8:46 AM (New York time), the exact time that the first plane crashed into the northern Twin Tower of the World Trade Center.

Thousands of family members and friends of the victims, as well as security forces who were on the scene, gathered at Ground Zero, the site where the towers stood and is now a memorial site.

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania stood for a moment of silence on the White House lawn, before continuing to the Pentagon. “The terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit,” Trump said. “But America cannot be intimidated and those who try will soon join the long list of vanquished enemies who dared test our mettle.”

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