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Families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia using controversial new law

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NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of relatives of those killed on Sept. 11 have sued Arabia, joining many others who have tried to hold the kingdom responsible for the attacks.

Like other recent actions, the filed Monday capitalizes on last year’s decision by Congress to let victims sue Arabia. It seeks unspecified damages.

Earlier attempts to hold Arabia responsible over the past 15 years have failed. Fifteen of the 19 attackers who hijacked planes to carry out the attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania were .

The 9/11 Commission report found “no evidence that the government as an institution or senior officials individually funded” the attacks. But the commission also said there’s a “likelihood” that -government-sponsored charities did.

Lawyers for Arabia did not immediately comment.

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