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The U.S. government has listed Syria as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1979, including the Islamic State group and its precursors, according to the lawsuit.
By 2013, Assad's government was supporting the Islamic State group by buying oil from wells seized from him by the group in eastern Syria. Assad continues to buy about $1 million worth of oil daily from the terror group, the lawsuit says.
The family is asking for $10 million each for each count in the lawsuit, which includes wrongful death, battery, assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, infliction of emotional distress, conspiracy and aiding and abetting, plus $10 million each for survival damages and unspecified punitive damages.
archived "It's not me."
Iran Hit With Rare Material-Support Suit Over 9/11
Several survivors of the 9/11 attacks and representatives of those killed brought a federal complaint against Saudi Arabia and Iran, alleging that the latter knew about the attacks and helped plan and coordinate them.
Prior to passage of JASTA last year -- short for the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorist Act -- the kingdom could not be held liable over injuries stemming from an international act of terrorism because it has never officially been designated as a sponsor of terrorism. Now that JASTA allows civil claims against a foreign government, however, numerous Lloyd's syndicates are at the head of a 103-page complaint to hold Saudi Arabia liable.
In one of the first cases seeking to hold a social media company liable under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act, Tamara Fields sued Twitter in January 2016 for failing to block accounts belonging to users associated with ISIS.
members or survivors of members of the 7th Fleet who performed humanitarian response from March 11, 2011 until March 14, when the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier was moved away from Fukushima due to detection of nuclear radiation in the air and on helicopters returning to the ship.
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