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U.S. Embassy Attack Victims Get $1.5 Billion Award Against Iran

Feb. 4, 2020, 10:55 PM

Hundreds of victims of U.S. Embassy attacks in East Beirut, Lebanon, in the 1980s and their families convinced a Washington, D.C., federal judge on Tuesday to approve an award of $1.5 billion in their lawsuit against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The lawsuit, filed in 2016, stems from two terrorist attacks that targeted American embassy workers and service members in Lebanon in 1983 and 1984. In the original complaint, the service members including Kevin Barry sought damages against Iran for the attack in 1984 and pointed to the country’s liability for acts of state-sponsored terrorism in earlier litigation.

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