Hundreds of Americans affected by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the incident, demanding reparations from the Saudi monarchy.
The lawsuit, which was filed Monday in the federal court covering lower Manhattan, includes about 800 people injured in the 9/11 attack and those whose family members lost their lives in the atrocity, BuzzFeed reported.
The plaintiffs accused Saudis of providing funding and support to al-Qaeda terrorists, who they said, carried out the attacks.
The lawsuit claimed that at least three of the 9/11 hijackers had ties with al-Qaeda. “Saudi Arabia was duplicitous,” it said.
“It presented a public face to the United States and other Western countries of a nation fighting al Qaeda and terrorism while at the same time, as detailed herein, Saudi government actors gave al-Qaeda substantial material support and resources.”
In addition, the…