Published: Sat, April 01, 2017
U.S. | By Vera Richards

Federal Bureau of Investigation releases new 9/11 photos of Pentagon

Federal Bureau of Investigation releases new 9/11 photos of Pentagon

The attack killed everyone on board, including the five hijackers.

The FBI has released never-before-seen photos of the devastation caused by the Pentagon attack on 9/11.

Hijacked American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the building in the 2001 terror attack, killing 187 people.

The photos - there are 27 in total - were uploaded to the government website under the heading "9/11 Attacks and Investigation Images" last week.

The plane struck between the first and second floor of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, where the U.S. defence is headquartered, as part of the four co-ordinated hi-jacked aeroplane attacks.

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Other photos include investigators going through the debris, and images of the scorched interior of the building. It's widely agreed that the death toll would have been significantly higher had the plane hit a different area of the building.

The Pentagon attack was one of three coordinated terrorist attacks that day - 189 people died at the Pentagon alone.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks, which were claimed by al Qaeda and its then leader Osama bin Laden.

In another, helmeted and gas-masked rescuers watch as a dog sniffs the rubble in the search for survivors and bodies.

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