US to pay $2.7 billion to 5,361 victims of 9/11 attacks

US to pay $2.7 billion to 5,361 victims of 9/11 attacks

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday that. will pay in the coming weeks some $2.7 billion to 5,361 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.bringing to more than $6 billion the compensation awarded to victims of international terrorism and their families.

The Fund to compensate those affected was established by Congress in 2015 and is managed by the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery and Recovery Section (MLARS).

Since then, has already distributed with $3.3 billion in four rounds. and the payment announced this Monday adds to that amount.

The Justice Department specified in its release that the number of eligible claimants has grown from more than 2,000 in 2017 to more than 15,500 today. Of them, 12,117 are 9/11 victims and their family members and 3,652 have claims related to other acts of international terrorism “state-sponsored”.

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Kayleigh Williams