A U.S. appeals court is reviving claims by families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks that Saudi Arabia provided material support to al Qaeda to carry out the attacks
Reversing a lower court ruling, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said 'the interests of justice' justified reviving the claims
According to the New York Post, the litigation was brought on behalf of families of nearly 3,000 people killed in the September 11 attacks and insurers that covered losses suffered by building owners and businesses
Most of the attackers were Saudi nationals who hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center in New York City
The litigation began in 2002.
Families of September 11 victims had alleged that Saudi Arabia and a government-affiliated charity knowingly provided funding and other material support to al Qaeda that helped it carry out the attacks, the report added.