The Chronicle

BIDEN TO MEMORIALIS­E 9/11

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US President Joe Biden will commemorat­e the 20th anniversar­y of 9/11 by travelling to all the three sites of the attacks, the White House said.

On September 11, the President and First Lady Jill Biden will “honour and memorialis­e the lives lost 20 years ago,” according to the White House statement.

They will take part in ceremonies in New York, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center fell; in Shanksvill­e, Pennsylvan­ia, the site of a crash of a plane hijacked by four jihadists; and in Arlington, Virginia, where the Pentagon was struck.

Biden had hoped to mark the event with the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanista­n. But America’s longest war ended in chaos, with the US military unprepared for the Taliban’s swift takeover and the death of 13 US troops in an attack in Kabul.

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