FBI Releases Images Of September 11 Attack On Pentagon

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The FBI has re-released 27 images taken at the Pentagon in the wake of the September 11 attacks in 2001.

A Spokeswoman for the FBI said the images had disappeared from the FBI’s website after a “technical glitch” an unknown time ago, but were recently re-uploaded once the agency became aware of the fault.

The images show the devastating aftermath of the terrorist attack in which American Airlines Flight 77, travelling from Dulles International airport in Washington DC to Los Angeles, ploughed into the Pentagon at 9.37am local time (2.37pm GMT).

American officials said the plane struck the Pentagon building – home to the US Department of Defence – between the first and second floors, killing 184 people.

It was the third of four planes to be hijacked on the day, with two hitting the World Trade Center towers in New York City, and the fourth crashing in Pennsylvania after passengers and crew fought to regain control of the aircraft.

A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks, carried out by Al-qaeda – led by Osama Bin Laden who was later hunted and Killed by US Special Forces.

A further 6,000 were injured in what was described as the worst terror attack ever witnessed on American soil.

The images from the Pentagon show firefighters sifting through the rubble, some with sniffer dogs, as they searched the building for survivors and casualties.

Rescue workers spent several days sifting through the building and extinguishing the fires.