The family of murdered journalist, Steven Sotloff, is seeking financial compensation from the Syrian Government for allegedly providing “material support” to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).
The Sotloff family claims that the Syrian government provided money and military support to ISIS during the time their son was executed by the terrorist organization in 2014.
According to the National Law Journal, the Sotloff family filed the law suit through the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C.; they will be represented by Steven Perles of the Perles Law Firm.
Sotloff, who entered Syria illegally, was entrenched with militant groups that were fighting the Syrian government forces.
It is believed that Sotloff was sold by an unknown militant group to ISIS before being executed in late 2014.
The Sotloff family claims they have “factual evidence” that the Syrian government supported ISIS, citing several chapters from books written by western journalists.
The Syrian Government has not responded to these allegations.