U.S. judge dismisses Saudi plea to drop 9/11 lawsuit

Mar 29, 2018, 7:21 AM EDT
More than 3,000 Americans died in 9/11 attack in 2001.
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A United States federal judge dismissed Saudi Arabia’s motion that urged the judiciary to drop lawsuits claiming the Kingdoms’ complicity in the September 11 attacks, which left 3,000 Americans dead in 2001.

Judge George Daniels ruled that the plaintiffs' lawsuit “narrowly articulate a reasonable basis” for him to proceed under the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JUSTA), passed by the U.S. Congress in 2016, writes Al Jazeera.

The lawsuit demands billions of dollars in compensation from Saudi Arabia, accusing it of financing the terror outfits that carried out the deadly attacks, notes SBS News.