Fort Hood Victims' Relatives: Call It a 'Terrorist Attack'

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Victims of the Fort Hood shooting are calling on the government to classify it as a terrorist attack.

In November of 2009, Major Nidal Hassan, an American-born Muslim, opened fire on a room full of soldiers, killing 13 and wounding dozens more.

Witnesses say Hassan shouted "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "Allah is Great" -- before opening fire.

Officials believe he was inspired by radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. Hassan and the deceased Al Qaeda leader exchanged more than 20 emails prior to the attack..

Nevertheless, the Department of Defense has labeled the rampage a case of workplace violence.

About 160 victims and their families say that classifying the shooting a terrorist attack will give them the right to receive greater benefits.

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