Saturday, March 31, 2012

Judge Awards $44 Million for '83 Beirut Attack

Judge Awards $44 Million for '83 Beirut Attack
March 29, 2012

Associated Press
by Frederic J. Frommer

WASHINGTON - A federal judge has awarded $44.6 million from Iran to victims of the 1983 suicide truck-bombing attack on U.S. Marines in Beirut. But the money will be difficult to collect. U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth awarded the money Wednesday to two servicemen who were injured, Jeffery Paul O'Brien and Daniel Lane Gaffney, and their family members. The lawsuit claimed that Iran was involved in the attack, which killed 241 servicemen. read more here

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