Sept. 11 Victims' Families Sue Saudis

(Washington Post) - Families of 600 people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks filed suit Thursday against Saudi Arabian banks, charities, and members of the royal family, accusing them of financially sponsoring the al Qaeda terrorist network and its leader, Osama bin Laden. Named as defendants in the 259-page court filing were three Saudi princes - Prince Turki al Faisal al Saud, former chief of Saudi intelligence; Prince Sultan, Saudi defense minister and a brother of King Fahd; and Mohammed al Faisal al Saud. Also accused were seven banks, the government of Sudan, and international charities that the U.S. government has contended are linked to terrorist groups.

2002-08-16 00:00:00

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