9/11 Pentagon releases new photos

9/11 Pentagon  releases new photos

The FBI has released thirty unpublished photos showing the fire and devastation following the 9/11 bombing of the Pentagon.

On September 11, 2001, at 9:37 am, a Boeing 757 hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists crashed into the US Department of Defense headquarters in Washington after two other aircraft attacked the World Trade Center in New York. The Pentagon attack killed 184 people, bringing the total number of casualties to almost 3,000.

Sixteen years later, the US federal police released new images of the tragedy. The photos show the damage caused by the attack, burnt walls and firefighters working to extinguish the flames raging at the Pentagon. There are also debris from the American Airlines Flight 77 cabin that crashed on the west side of the building.

The images come from an FBI administrative department that archives documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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