U.S. judge dismisses Sept. 11 victims' case against Saudi Arabia

by Reuters
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 23:34 GMT

NEW YORK, Sept 29 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, who accused the country of providing material support to al Qaeda.

U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said Saudi Arabia had sovereign immunity from damage claims by families of nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks, and from insurers that covered losses suffered by building owners and businesses. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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