Bloomberg Law
Aug. 24, 2020, 11:55 PM

Veterans Sue Iran Over Alleged Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

Martina Barash
Martina Barash

The Iranian state funded and supplied various terrorist groups in order to kill and maim members of the U.S. armed forces in Iraq, dozens of wounded veterans say in a new complaint.

Families of service members killed in attacks in Iraq are also among those who sued Iran and several agencies and state-controlled businesses in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Aug. 21.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for acts of terrorism, “extrajudicial killings, attempted extrajudicial killings, torture and hostage takings,” the veterans and families say.

“Signature” Iranian weapons—explosively formed penetrators and improvised rocket-assisted munitions—were ...

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