REMEMBERING 9-11: Who were the hijackers?
These 19 young men, ages 20 to 33, came from a variety of backgrounds, some wealthy, some poor. Many had college
educations, while others dropped out from college or left home to become soldiers on the side of Muslims in Chechnya
and Afghanistan. Among them were three sets of brothers. Fifteen were from Saudi Arabia, two from the United Arab
Emirates, and one each from Egypt and Lebanon.