Obama to meet 9/11 families

2011-05-03 08:23
Washington - US President Barack Obama is expected to meet with family members of the victims of the September 11 2001, terrorist attacks on Thursday, according to media reports.

The meeting will come four days after Obama revealed that the US had killed the main culprit in the deaths, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Obama's meeting is to take place at Ground Zero in Manhattan, site of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the two World Trade Centre buildings that day and killed more than 2 600 people.

Obama revealed late on Sunday that a US operation had killed bin Laden, who orchestrated the hijacking of four airplanes that day, two of which were flown into the twin towers. A third aircraft was flown into the Pentagon and the fourth was apparently commandeered by passengers who forced its crash in Pennsylvania.

All told, nearly 3 000 people were killed in the attacks.

Bin Laden is also held responsible for multiple international lethal terrorist attacks, including the 1998 twin attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
- SAPA
Read more on:    osama bin laden  |  barack obama  |  9/11 attacks
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
13 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

40% off top appliances!

Save 40% on the top 10 appliances on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save 20% on Camping gear!

Buy 4 camping items and save 20%. While stocks last. Shop now!

Fifty Shades of Grey!

This great read will captivate you from cover to cover and leave you itching for more. Get your copy now!

20% off braai items!

Save 20% when you buy 2 braai items. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a strong focus on sharing the optimistic energy with your loved one. You are in the mood to go large and impress your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.