Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, state media reported.
“The discussions between Jamal Khashoggi and those he met at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul… devolved into a fistfight, leading to his death,” the Saudi Press Agency said, citing the public prosecutor.
Saudi Arabia early Saturday announced the sacking of a top intelligence official as it declared the results of its internal investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
“Ahmad al-Assiri, vice president of general intelligence has been sacked from his position,” state media reported, citing a royal decree.
It added that senior royal court advisor Saud al-Qahtani had also been dismissed.
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