It’s the 10th anniversary of the dreadful 9/11 terror attacks that shook the US and the whole world. So, to commemorate the brave souls who lost their lives in this great disaster Apple TV+ will stream free documents on 9/11 this year.
The Disaster of 9/11
The 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States of America, also known as 9/11, was a coordinated terrorist attack by militant Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda. It occurred on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
Nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists seized four commercial airplanes flying from the northeastern United States to California in the morning. A total of three groups of five hijackers and one group of four hijackers were formed.
Each gang had a hijacker who had completed flying instruction and assumed command of the plane. Their stated objective was for each jet to crash into a famous American structure, resulting in numerous fatalities and partial or total destruction of the targets.
American Airlines Flight 11 was the first plane to reach its destination. It flew into the North Tower at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan at 8:46 AM. United Airlines Flight 175 struck the World Trade Center's South Tower seventeen minutes later, at 9:03 AM. Within an hour and forty-two minutes, both 110-story towers gave way. This caused the collapse of other World Trade Center structures, including 7 World Trade Center. It also significantly damaged surrounding buildings.
The third flight, American Airlines Flight 77, was hijacked over Ohio after taking off from Dulles International Airport. It collided with the west side of the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, at 9:37 AM, causing the collapse of the building's side. United Airlines Flight 93, the fourth and last flight, was designated for Washington D.C. At 10:03 AM, this aircraft was the only one to miss its intended target, landing in a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Al-Qaeda was quickly identified as the target of suspicion in the immediate aftermath. The United States responded informally by launching the War on Terror and entering Afghanistan to eliminate the Taliban. This was in response to the U.S.'s demands that al-Qaeda is expelled from Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden be extradited.
Though Osama Bin Laden initially denied his involvement, in 2004, he formally claimed responsibility for the attacks. Both al-Qaeda and bin Laden mentioned the United States. The U.S. presence, support for Israel, and their support of Israel were all given by Al-Qaeda and bin Laden. Support of the Israel nation, presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia are all motives.
Osama Bin Laden escaped capture for nearly a decade and was finally captured in Abbottabad in Pakistan. He was then killed in Operation Neptune Spear.
The economic downturn caused by the destruction of the World Trade Center, and the infrastructure surrounding it, was devastating for New York City's economy and led to a worldwide recession. To prevent terrorist attacks, several countries have strengthened their anti-terrorism laws and increased the power of intelligence agencies and law enforcement.
The civilian airspaces of the United States and Canada were blocked until September 13, and Wall Street trade was halted until September 17. In addition, many closures, evacuations, and cancellations occurred as a result of respect or fear of additional assaults.
The World Trade Center site clean-up was completed in May 2002, while the Pentagon was rebuilt in less than a year. Construction of the replacement World Trade Center complex began in November 2006. The building was later opened in November 2014.
There were 2,977 deaths, more than 25,000 injuries, and significant long-term consequences. As a result, many memorials have been built, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Arlington County Memorial, Virginia, and Flight 93 National Memorial at Pennsylvania's crash site.
9/11: Inside The President's War Room will be available free of charge on Apple TV+ on September 11, without a subscription. This is in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the twin towers at New York's World Trade Center and Virginia's Pentagon.
According to AppleInsider, the 90-minute documentary aired first on BBC One in the U.K. on August 31 and then on BBC iPlayer streaming services.
Jeff Daniels, Emmy Award winner, Narrates the story. It recounts the 12 hour period after that historic strike. This unique and rare insight offers rare and unrivaled insight into the challenges of making decisions against the clock. The first-hand accounts from those involved reveal intimate, revealing, and heartfelt details.
This documentary special features never-before-heard testimony from Condoleezza Rice, President George W. Bush, and Vice President Dick Cheney.
You can watch the 9/11 documentary for free on September 11 only on Apple TV+.