18.02.26 Wtc Bombing 1993

February 26, 2018
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25 years ago
1993 World Trade Center Bombing

First attack by al-Qaeda in USA.

Just past noon, 2 of 7 terrorists drove a truck into the WTC’s basement garage & detonated the bomb before fleeing the scene.

February 26, 1993
Friday 12:17 pm

“…Middle Eastern terrorism had arrived on American soilawith a bang”

FBI, First Strike: Global Terror in America

1993 WTC Bombing

  • Six people died; 1,000+ injured.
  • Blast created by truck bomb created a 100-foot crater.
  • Plot mastermind, Ramzi Yousef, is currently serving life sentence in American prison.
  • Yousef’s uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, called the mastermind of 9/11, is currently detained at Guantanamo Bay.

al-Qaeda Inspired Attacks On US Soil

  • 2001: 9/11, nearly 3,000 murdered
  • 2009: Nidal Hassan murders 13 and injures dozens at Fort Hood
  • 2009: Attempted “underwear bombing” on US-bound jetliner
  • 2010: Attempted car bombing in NYC’s Times Square
  • 2013: Boston Marathon bombing

Making Headlines Today

Boston Herald reports college roommate found guilty of lying to FBI about al-Qaeda inspired terrorist in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing will be released from halfway house.

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One terrorist from 1993 WTC bombing remains at large. Click to see FBI Most Wanted poster

  • FBI MOST WANTED:A [https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wantedterrorists/abdul-rahman-yasin/download.pdf](https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wantedterrorists/abdul-rahman-yasin/download.pdf)
  • FBI ARCHIVE: First Strike: Global Terror in America:A [https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2008/february/tradebom022608](https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2008/february/tradebom022608)
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev”s college pal Robel Phillipos slated for release today [http://www.bostonherald.com/news/localcoverage/2018/02/dzhokhartsarnaevscollegepalrobelphilliposslatedforreleasetoday](http://www.bostonherald.com/news/localcoverage/2018/02/dzhokhartsarnaevscollegepalrobelphilliposslatedforreleasetoday)
  • AP Was There: The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center:A http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ap-1993-bombing-world-trade-center-53353656

by Jenna Lee,