'Our hearts still ache' for 9/11 victims: Obama
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday mourned the lives lost 12 years ago in the September 11, 2001 attacks, saying "our hearts still ache" for the nearly 3,000 people killed.
Against the backdrop of possible US military action against Syria, Mr Obama marked the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks first at the White House, and then at a solemn Pentagon ceremony attended by families of 9/11 victims and senior officers.
"We pray for the memory of all those taken from us - nearly 3,000 innocent souls," Mr Obama said.
"Our hearts still ache for the futures snatched away, the lives that might have been," he said.