Lawyers representing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they have new evidence that agents of Saudi Arabia “directly and knowingly” aided the hijackers.
Evidence includes testimony from a jailed Al Qaeda operative and principals of the U.S. government’s probes of the attacks.
The latest filing meets a court-mandated deadline and includes an “expansive volume” of new evidence, from U.S. and foreign intelligence reports to testimony, which support lawsuits seeking billions of dollars from countries, companies and organizations that aided Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th hijacker of 9/11, claims – in an interview with lawyers last year while serving a life sentence at the Supermax prison in Colorado – that Saudi royal family members backed Al Qaeda.
In a statement, the Saudi Embassy said the attack had been the “most intensely investigated crime in history, and the findings show no involvement by the Saudi government or Saudi officials.”…
BY Denis Slattery – NEW YORK DAILY NEWS –