9 sep 2021 11:33 GMT
More images are expected to see the light, after President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring the review and release of declassified documents related to the attacks.
The US Secret Service has released for the first time unpublished images of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as the country prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks.
Images released so far include two never-before-seen photos of totally destroyed armored limousines and other vehicles in a garage belonging to the Secret Service Field Office in New York.
In another photograph, donated by a Secret Service employee, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center are seen covered in smoke after being hit by both planes.
Ground Zero after the collapse of the Twin Towers.
Former Secret Service Director Brian Stafford and members of his senior staff meet at the Crisis Center.
More images are expected to be released as the anniversary approaches, as US President Joe Biden ad an executive order to oversee a “declassification review” of documents related to the FBI’s 9/11 investigations.
The president’s signature “requires the attorney general to make the declassified documents public within the next 6 months,” he pointed the White House in a statement.