Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The United States Supreme Court has announced its ruling on the case filed by Al-Qaeda in Sudan by victims of a 1998 terrorist attack on the United States embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Sudanese government paid more than $ 10 billion in compensation to victims and relatives of terrorist attacks on the United States ' embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
According to the unanimous decision, the Sudanese government will have to pay a total of $ 10.2 billion in damages, including $ 4.5 billion in punitive damages to the victims and their relatives.
Al-Qaeda's bombings left 224 people dead and thousands wounded. Following the incident, many victims and relatives appealed to state and federal courts in the United States, blaming the Sudanese government for the attacks and demanding compensation.