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English / USA Language: English / USA

On September 11, 2001, exactly 60 years after the first brick was laid in 1941, the Pentagon was hit on its western side by the American Airlines Boeing 757 hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists. The attack killed 189 people: 59 passengers and airline staff, plus the five terrorists on board, and 125 people within the building.

 

September 11 was the first serious foreign attack on Washington's governmental facilities since the city was burned down by the British during the war in 1812.

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