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Iran, Taliban and al-Qaida owe $6 billion to 9/11 victims’ families, U.S. court says

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August 1, 2012 | 10:32 am

Theories that Jews or Israel were involved in the 9-11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, seen above, still abound and are proliferating. (Michael Foran)

Theories that Jews or Israel were involved in the 9-11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, seen above, still abound and are proliferating. (Michael Foran)

A U.S. district court recommended that Iran, the Taliban and al-Qaida pay $6 billion in compensation to the families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The symbolic decision came Monday in New York as a recommendation in response to a lawsuit brought by relatives of 47 victims that was decided in the relatives’ favor last year, according to The Associated Press.

“It’s hard being happy, but I am happy about it,” plaintiff Ellen Saracini, wife of one of the captains of a plane that hit the World Trade Center, told the AP. “But it opens up old wounds. We were never in it for a lawsuit. I wanted to know what happened to my husband.”

Iran repeatedly has denied any connection to the attacks but gave several of the terrorists passage through the country, according to AP.

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