The families of 800 victims and 1,500 first responders, filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia accusing the country of involvement in the terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
Out of the 19 hijackers of 9/11, 15 of them were from Saudi Arabia.
The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Manhattan, says Saudi officials are believed to have aided some of the hijackers before the attacks, according to PIX 11.
Pix 11 also reports:
“The document details how officials from Saudi embassies supported hijackers Salem al-Hazmi and Khalid Al-Mihdhar 18 months before 9/11.
The officials allegedly helped them find apartments, learn English and obtain credit cards and cash. The documents state that the officials helped them learn how to blend into the American landscape.
The suit also produces evidence that officials in the Saudi embassy in Germany supported lead hijacker Mohamed Atta. It claims that a Saudi official was in the same hotel in Virginia with several hijackers the night before the attacks.
Many of the revelations in the lawsuit are culled from findings of an FBI investigation into the terrorist attacks. The suit filed by aviation law firm Kreindler & Kreindler claims some of the hijackers had special markers in their passports, identifying them as al-Qaida sympathizers.”
The lawsuit asserts that the Saudi royals, who for years had been trying to curry favor with fundamentalists to avoid losing power, were aware that funds from Saudi charities were being funneled to al-Qaida.
The lawsuit spells out how money was transferred from charities in Saudi Arabia to the terror group.
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