As the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches, victims’ relatives are pressing the courts to answer what they see as lingering questions about the Saudi government’s role in the 2001 devastation.
A lawsuit that accuses Saudi Arabia of being complicit took a major step forward this year with the questioning under oath of former Saudi officials, but those depositions remain under seal and the United States has withheld a trove of other documents it says are too sensitive for disclosure.
The information vacuum has exasperated families who have tried to make the case that the Saudi government facilitated the attacks.
Past investigations have outlined ties between Saudi nationals and some of the plane hijackers, but have not established the government was directly involved.
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