A complaint filed this week by families of 9/11 victims alleges that the government of Saudi Arabia knowingly gave aid and support to al Qaeda, allowing the terrorist organization to carry out the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. According to the complaint, state-run charities funneled money to al Qaeda while members of the Saudi government provided logistical support and resources used to carry out the attacks. The complaint was filed pursuant to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), passed into law over President Obama’s veto last year.
The complaint includes claims under JASTA and the Alien Tort Claims Act, as well as state law.
A judge has not yet been assigned.