Two more victims of 9/11 terror attacks identified

Two more victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been identified ahead of the 20th anniversary of the tragedy.

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said on Tuesday that it identified the victims who died in the World Trade Center through DNA analysis of their remains.

The two identifications are the first of World Trade Center victims since October 2019.

On September 11, 2001, hijackers flew four planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center complex in Manhattan, the US Defense Department headquarters near Washington DC, and a field in Pennsylvania.

The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people, 2,753 of them in the World Trade Center.

About 1,100 people, or roughly 40 percent of the World Trade Center victims, remain unidentified due to severe damage to their remains.

Chief Medical Examiner Barbara A. Simpson said, "No matter how much time passes since September 11, 2001, we will never forget, and we pledge to use all the tools at our disposal to make sure all those who were lost can be reunited with their families."