September 11 attacks
It has been two decades since airliners struck the World Trade Center, collapsing the twin towers and blanketing lower Manhattan in ash. In Washington, DC, another plane hit the Pentagon as a fourth – headed for the US Capitol – crashed in a Pennsylvania field. A shocked America set its sights on al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the Taliban regime giving him sanctuary in Afghanistan: the “War on Terror” had begun.
FRANCE 24 takes a look at the global shock waves that followed 9/11.