Injections, resuscitation devices and scissors in the bags of the killers of Khashoggi

Ankara _ Agencies

Turkish newspaper "Sabah ", close to the authorities, on Tuesday published photographs revealing the contents of the bags held by the team from Saudi Arabia to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his consulate in Istanbul, including injections, resuscitation devices and scissors.

The paper published x-rays after the New York Times reported that a team member at the consulate told a higher-ranking person by telephone, "Tell your boss," who is suspected to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, that the operation was done.

Turkish media have published appalling details about the killing of Khaashggi, 59, who was reportedly strangled by the public prosecutor in Turkey after entering his consulate on October 2 to obtain marriage papers from his Turkish fiancée.

After repeatedly denying, Riyadh finally admitted that the journalist who was writing opinion articles in the newspaper "The Washington Post" and repeatedly criticized the Saudi authorities, was killed at the consulate in a process carried out by "elements outside their purview" and the authorities were unaware of them.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a 15-person Saudi team came from Riyadh to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi.

According to the newspaper "Al Sabah " The baggage carried by the team in two planes took off first to Riyadh at 15, 20 GMT and the second at 19, 46 GMT on the 2nd of October October.

The bags contained ten telephones, five radios and intercom devices, two syringes, 2 resuscitation devices, a jamming device, stapler or large pistons, and scissors.

Saudi team leader Maher Abdul Aziz, a singer, who reported that he led the operation against Khashoggi.

"The New York Times" reported Monday quoting sources familiar with the registration associated with the killing of Khashoggi that a singer, a security man accompanied Prince Mohammed bin Salman repeatedly during his travels--he said through the consulate telephone to someone  "Tell your boss" that the operation was done.

Turkish intelligence agents told US officials that they believed a singer was speaking to an aide to Prince Mohammed, according to the New York Times.

U.S. intelligence agents believe that "your boss" refers to the Crown prince.

Erdogan pointed out that the order to kill Khashoggi had been issued from the "highest levels" in the Saudi government without pointing fingers directly at the crown prince in force.

Ankara has briefed a number of countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United States and several other Western countries, on audio recordings linked to the killing.

However, Turkish officials indicated that they had heard the recordings but did not hand them over.

"We heard the sound recording associated with the killing of those who asked for it," Erdogan told Turkish journalists aboard the plane where he returned from Paris, where he attended the commemoration of the centennial of the end of the First World War.

He said in remarks quoted by "Sabah " that  "registration is actually catastrophic ".

"When one of the Saudi intelligence agents listened to him, he expressed his shock and said that only a person using heroin could do it."

Khaachhoggi's body was not found but "Sabah," said Saturday that the executors had dumped his body by throwing it into the sewer network tubes after dissolving it with acid.



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