US attorney who sued the Assad regime and its military intelligence in connection with the 2005 bombings of three hotels in Jordan won a multimillion-dollar judgment Tuesday on behalf of the American victims.
The default judgment, handed down in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., awarded $347,622,009 to the families of the American victims, Lina Mansoor Thuneibat and Mousab Ahmad Khorma, according to court documents.
Attorney F.R. Jenkins filed the suit in January 2012 on behalf of the families of Thuneibat and Khorma. He argued that the Assad regime had sponsored and supported terrorism, which included providing funding for the group that armed the Amman suicide bombers.
He vowed to pursue Syrian assets to ensure that the judgment would be paid.
“Syria engages in well-documented litigation tactics that are designed to delay justice, weaving in and out of the litigation,” Jenkins said. “Syria has been criticized and rebuked by the federal courts for these tactics.”
The suicide bombings on Nov. 9, 2005, killed more than 60 people, including Syrian film director Mustafa Akkad. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Al-Arabiya)