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Saudi Arabia Confirms Khashoggi killed In Istanbul Consulate


has confirmed that preliminary results of investigations showed US-based journalist died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a fight with people he met there, state media reported.

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“The investigations are still underway and 18 Saudi nationals have been arrested,” a statement from the Saudi public prosecutor said, adding Royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani and deputy intelligence chief Asiri have been sacked from their positions.

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Khashoggi went missing on October 2 after entering the consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents needed for his upcoming marriage. He hadn’t been seen since.

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Saudi officials had previously denied the writer and critic had been killed inside the diplomatic facility, insisting Khashoggi had left the building before vanishing.

(Al Jazeera)

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