Turkish media leak more images of Khashoggi murder suspects

New images appear to show the 'hit team' arriving at the Saudi consulate shortly before the slain journalist in Istanbul.

    Turkish media has again leaked images of the alleged Saudi assassination squad accused of murdering Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    New photos published on Wednesday appear to show the 15-member "hit team" arriving at the consulate in Istanbul.

    The alleged Saudi hit team can be seen arriving in Turkey hours before the killing, entering the consulate and consular residence, and finally flying out of Turkey soon afterwards.

    Istanbul police and Turkish intelligence have been poring over some 3,500 hours of video from 147 cameras in 80 areas throughout the city.

    Video footage also shows Abdulaziz Mohammed al-Hawsawi, 31, a member of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's security team, Anadolu news agency reported. 

    Another suspect seen was Saud al-Qahtani, who is believed to have supervised the 15-man hit squad that flew from the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

    Qahtani, 40, is one of the highest-profile figures implicated in the killing and was reportedly Prince Mohammed's right-hand man. The 40-year-old was removed as a royal court adviser following Khashoggi's assassination.

    Khashoggi, a Saudi columnist for The Washington Post, went missing after entering the consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

    After initially saying he had left alive, weeks later the Saudi government admitted he was killed there, blaming his death on "rogue" operatives.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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