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THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM

The Global War on Terrorism, is an international military campaign that was launched by the United States government after the September 11 attacks against the United States. On the morning of 11 September 2001, nineteen men hijacked four jet airliners all bound for California.The hijackers – members of al-Qaeda's Hamburg cell[106] – intentionally crashed two jet airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Both buildings collapsed within two hours from fire damage related to the crashes, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third jet airliner into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The fourth jet airliner crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the jet airliners, which the hijackers had redirected toward Washington D.C., to target the White House or the U.S. Capitol. None of the flights had any survivors. A total of 2,977 victims and the 19 hijackers perished in the attacks. Fifteen of the nineteen were citizens of Saudi Arabia, and the others were from the United Arab Emirates (2), Egypt, and Lebanon.

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Agenda Item: Open Agenda

Under Secretary General: Levent Uzay Özel

Academic Assistant: Ömer Ekmel Kara

Academic Assistant: Cansu Civan