Remembering 9/11: Two more victims identified, while more than 1,000 still remain unidentified

The 9/11 attacks, often called 9/11, are one of the most devastating acts of terrorism in the annals of the United States. This catastrophic event, which unfolded in 2001, encompassed a sequence of airline hijackings and suicide missions targeting New York City and Washington, DC.

The impact was profound, causing widespread destruction and the heartbreaking loss of nearly 3,000 lives.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, considered the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, was once part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Before 9/11, he attempted to blow up more than a dozen American airliners in the 1990s, but his plan failed. He later joined forces with Osama bin Laden to orchestrate the 9/11 terrorist attack.

According to the AP, more than 20 years after the 9/11 attacks, the remains of two World Trade Center victims have been identified, marking another step in the ongoing effort to reunite them with their families.

A few days before the 22nd anniversary of the attack on the hijacked plane, authorities verified the identification of the remains of a man and a woman. At the families’ request, city officials chose not to release their names.

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According to an AP report, the New York City medical examiner has successfully linked the remains of 1,649 World Trade Center victims.

They use advanced DNA sequencing techniques to analyze fragments of bodies found in the rubble. Officials noted that improvements in sequencing technology, with greater test sensitivity and faster results, have identified remains that had tested negative for identifiable DNA for many years.

According to AP reports, the US military also uses similar methods to identify missing service members.

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They use these techniques to analyze body fragments from more than 100 people who died in the Maui wildfires last month.


Reports also mention that the most recent identification took place in 2019. More than 1,000 human remains remain unidentified from the attacks of September 11, 2001. These remains are currently preserved at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the site. of the World Trade Center.

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