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La Jornada newspaper
Sunday, September 5, 2021, p. 22

Washington. President Joe Biden will go on Saturday, September 11, to the three emblematic places of the attacks that occurred 20 years ago: New York, Pennsylvania and the headquarters of the Pentagon, the White House announced yesterday.

The president and his wife, Jill Biden, want, according to a statement, to pay tribute and commemorate the lives lost by going to New York, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center fell; to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a plane diverted by four jihadists crashed; and to Arlington, Virginia, not far from Washington, where the Department of Defense was attacked.

Biden wanted to symbolically mark this 20th anniversary of the attacks with the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, where they were deployed after the attacks of September 11, 2001. But the war in Afghanistan ended amidst chaos and the United States was surprised by the rapid advance of the Taliban, with 13 US military victims of an attack in the middle of the accelerated evacuation in Kabul.