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Jamal Khashoggi's last words were 'I'm suffocating'

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée Hatice Cengiz in London on 29 October 2018 Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée Hatice Cengiz in London on 29 October 2018
Andrew Cummings | 12 November, 2018, 03:13

Turkish pro-government daily Sabah earlier Saturday reported Khashoggi's killers poured the remains of the insider-turned-critic of Riyadh down the drain after dissolving him in acid.

Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Yasin Aktay, an advisor to Erdogan, suggested last week that the body may have been dissolved.

The killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul and the war in Yemen, which has pushed the country to the brink of starvation, are two of the main sources of strain in the decades-old alliance between Washington and Riyadh.

One source familiar with the recordings said that officials who heard them had been horrified by their contents.

Karaman told Al Jazeera that after murdering Khashoggi, the officials spread plastic over the floor and Salah al-Tubaigy, head of the Saudi Scientific Council of Forensics, dismembered the body in 15 minutes.

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More than a year before Jamal Khashoggi was brutally slain, intelligence officials close to Saudi Arabia's crown prince asked a group of businessmen about using private companies to assassinate Iranian enemies, according to a report.

"The Secretary emphasized that the United States will hold all of those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi accountable, and that Saudi Arabia must do the same", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

"We gave it to Saudi Arabia", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the Ankara airport before departing for Paris for commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. They include the 15 alleged assassination squad members. One of Prince Mohammed's top aides, Saud al-Qahtani, featured prominently in them throughout, sources said. Saudi state media said King Salman sacked Qahtani and four other officials over the killing. There was no indication that any of the suspects were detained. "Saudi Arabia could resolve this by making this 15 talk", Erdoğan said.

During a phone call with President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and national security adviser John Bolton, Prince Mohammed said Khashoggi had been a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational Islamist organisation, according to the Washington Post.

President Trump has said he believes the Saudis tried to cover up Mr. Khashoggi's killing, but he has reserved judgment on who is to blame until Riyadh provides an official account of the incident, which is expected soon.

The two reportedly agreed that the case should not be used to create further destabilisation in the Middle East and said it could be used to help end the war in Yemen, which Riyadh has a lead role in.

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