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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman communicated over 11 times with the team that was responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the hours before and after his death, according to a classified Central Intelligence Agency assessment obtained by the Wall Street Journal. The crown prince’s electronic messages were sent to Saud al-Qahtani, according to the CIA. Qahtani is the man who supervised the 15-person team that was responsible for killing Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Arabia’s leadership, on October 2. Qahtani served as the royal court adviser but fired shortly after Khashoggi’s death. The content of the messages between the crown price and Qahtani are unknown, accor... Full story

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