Turkish television has broadcast CCTV footage that shows men carrying cases and bags that it says contained butchered Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body parts. The murder of Khashoggi in October inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul provoked global outrage, but little concrete action against the powerful oil-producing kingdom. Saudi officials initially denied but subsequently admitted the killing, but have since sought to distance the kingdom’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, from the murder, saying it was a “rogue” action. As many as 15 Saudis were specially sent to Istanbul to carry out the killing. The images shown on A-Haber television late Sunday feature three men carrying five suitcases and two large black bags into the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul, a short distance from the Saudi consulate. Citing unnamed Turkish sources, A-Haber said Khashoggi’s dismembered body was inside the cases and bags. Turkish officials now suspect the body parts were dissolved in acid after extensive searches turned up no remains of The Washington Post writer.
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