The suit was filed by the family of John O'Neill, who was once described as America's foremost expert on terrorism. It accuses Iraq of providing the al-Qaida terrorist network with money, training, and material support.
The New York Sun said O'Neill, a flamboyant one-time FBI agent, died in the attack on the trade center, where he had started working as the Port Authority's chief of security two weeks earlier.
The 70-page complaint alleges connections between Iraq and al-Qaida dating to the 1990s, when it says Iraq began actively supporting al-Qaida operations by providing intelligence, training, weapons, supplies, passports, travel documents, and financial support.
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