SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 AIRBORNE SUICIDE ATTACKS

On behalf of PMG, our prayers and blessings go to the people of New York and Washington and the families of the victims of this horrible atrocity. Through our resolute will and unified commitment may we destroy the elements of terror that caused this tragedy and ensure that the deaths of the innocent do not go unpunished.


Incident Information

CNN's Special Coverage

MSNBC Special Coverage

ABC News Special Coverage

BBC Special Coverage

Victim Information


Government Agencies

Central Intelligence Agency

Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

U.S. Department of Defense


Al-Qaida (Osama Bin Laden)

See the sidebar to read the State Department's basic profile of Al-Qaida.

CNN's Osama Bin Laden Page

FAS Profile of Al-Qaida/Osama Bin Laden

ERRI News Articles Related to Bin Laden
EmergencyNet News


INTERVIEWS WITH BIN LADEN

Al-Jazeera's interview with Osama Bin Laden

Neda ul Islam interview with Osama Bin Laden


WRITINGS BY BIN LADEN

Declaration of War

Jihad Against Jews and Christians


 

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Facts regarding the
World Trade Center

110-story buildings previously occupied by 50-70,000 people during normal business hours.

Design criteria included ability to withstand a 240-kph wind storm, the loss of perimeter columns due to sabotage, and impact from a fully fueled 707 aircraft anywhere along the tower height.

The February 26, 1993 bombing (approx. 900 kg. of explosive) resulted in 6 fatalities and over 1000 wounded. Structural damage was largely isolated to the parking garage and adjacent Vista Hotel.

 


Al-Qaida

a.k.a. Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK - Services Office)
International Islamic Front for Jihad Against the Jews and Crusaders

DESCRIPTION

Established by Usama Bin Ladin about 1990 to bring together Arabs who fought in Afghanistan against the Soviet invasion. Helped finance, recruit, transport, and train Sunni Islamic extremists for the Afghan resistance. Current goal is to "reestablish the Muslim state" throughout the world. Works with allied Islamic extremist groups to overthrow regimes it deems "non-Islamic" and remove Westerners from Muslim countries. Issued statement under banner of "The World Islamic Front for Jihad Against The Jews and Crusaders" in February 1998, saying it was the duty of all Muslims to kill US citizens, civilian or military, and their allies everywhere.

ACTIVITIES

Conducted the bombings in August 1998 of the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that killed at least 301 persons and injured more than 5,000 others. Claims to have shot down US helicopters and killed US servicemen in Somalia in 1993 and to have conducted three bombings targeted against the US troop presence in Aden, Yemen, in December 1992. Linked to plans for attempted terrorist operations, including the assassination of the Pope during his visit to Manila in late 1994, simultaneous bombings of the US and Israeli Embassies in Manila and other Asian capitals in late 1994, the midair bombing of a dozen US trans-Pacific flights in 1995, and a plan to kill President Clinton during a visit to the Philippines in early 1995. Continues to train, finance, and provide logistic support to terrorist groups that support these goals.

STRENGTH

May have several hundred to several thousand members. Also serves as a focal point for a loose network or umbrella organization that includes many Sunni Islamic extremist groups, including factions of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, the Gama’at al-Islamiyya, and the Harakat ul-Mujahidin.

AREA OF OPERATIONS

The Embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam underscore al-Qaida’s global reach. Bin Ladin and his key lieutenants reside in Afghanistan and the group maintains terrorist training camps there.

EXTERNAL AID

Bin Ladin, son of a billionaire Saudi family, is said to have inherited around $300 million that he uses to finance the group. Al-Qaida also maintains moneymaking businesses, collects donations from like-minded supporters, and illicitly siphons funds from donations to Muslim charitable organizations.

SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS

9/7/98 - Dar es Sala'am, Tanzania
Suicide Vehicle Bomb (U.S. Embassy): 10 killed, 77 wounded

9/7/98 - Nairobi, Kenya
Suicide Vehicle Bomb (U.S. Embassy): 264 killed, 5000 wounded