World Trade Center Leaflet AFD-189
Early in the war many Americans clamored for a leaflet showing the burning World Trade Center to explain to the Afghans why the United States had attacked the terrorist al-Qaida faction and Taliban forces ruling their nation. The Central Command stated that they would not produce a leaflet showing the burning building because the "third-world" Afghans would not understand the concept of the "skyscraper," and it might cause a loss in the believe of the honesty of all Coalition leaflets. Such a leaflet was eventually produced near the end of the war. It seems clear than any people, regardless of their situation, would understand the American desire for retribution after seeing this leaflet. The text on the front and the back of this leaflet is:
20th September, 1380. World Trade Center
The Coalition Forces came to arrest those responsible for the terrorism against America. They also come to arrest anyone that protects them.
More than 3,000 people in the United States of America were murdered in these attacks.