22nd Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks 

Two more victims identified, over 1,000 human remains still unidentified 

The Tragic 9/11 Attacks 

The September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001 were one of the deadliest in U.S. history, claiming nearly 3,000 lives. 

The Mastermind Behind 9/11 

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, an active member of the Muslim Brotherhood, is believed to have masterminded the 9/11 attacks. 

Joining Forces with Osama bin Laden 

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed joined hands with Osama bin Laden to organize the devastating 9/11 terrorist attack. 

Identification After Two Decades 

After more than two decades, remains of two 9/11 victims have been identified, providing closure to their families. 

Advancements in DNA Sequencing 

New York City's medical examiner used cutting-edge DNA sequencing techniques to link remains to 1,649 World Trade Center victims. 

Breakthrough in Identification 

Improved sequencing technology has allowed officials to identify remains that previously tested negative for identifiable DNA. 

Wider Applications 

Similar techniques are being used to identify victims of other tragedies, like the wildfires in Maui, with more than 100 individuals still awaiting identification. 

Slowing Identification Efforts 

Despite advancements, the identification of 9/11 victims has slowed in recent years, with the latest positive identifications made in 2021. 

Fulfilling a Solemn Pledge 

Dr. Jason Graham, the city’s chief medical examiner, reaffirms the commitment to return the remains of all 9/11 attack victims, using the latest advances in science for this solemn promise.