Terrorists Owe 9/11 Victims $6B: Court

Iran, Taliban and Al Qaeda Held Liable for Attack

By JTA

Published August 01, 2012.
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A United States Federal Court has recommended that Iran, the Taliban and al-Qaeda pay $6 billion in compensation to the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The symbolic decision on Monday came as a recommendation in response to a lawsuit brought by relatives of 47 victims, which was decided in the relatives’ favor last year, according to the Associated Press.

“It’s hard being happy, but I am happy about it,” plaintiff Ellen Saracini, wife of one of the captains of a plane that hit the World Trade Center, told the AP.”But it opens up old wounds. We were never in it for a lawsuit. I wanted to know what happened to my husband.”

Iran has repeatedly denied any connection to the attacks, according to the AP, but gave several of the terrorists passage through the country.


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