New CCTV footage of Khashoggi Saudi hit team published

New CCTV footage of Khashoggi Saudi hit team published
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19 December, 2018
New CCTV footage and stills of the Saudi hit team that was sent to assassinate prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been published by Turkey's state-run news agency.
[Anadolu]
New CCTV footage and stills of the Saudi hit team sent to assassinate prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been published by Turkey's state-run news agency.

Anadolu published the new pictures on Wednesday, showing the Saudi operatives moving around the Saudi consulate building and the residence of the Saudi consul; and at the airport and other locations in the city.

A specialist team of Turkish intelligence and counter-terror analysts have sifted through recordings from 147 CCTV terminals in 80 different locations in Istanbul, according to Anadolu

The agency said the 3,500 hour footage show the movements of the 15-member hit team "step by step, from the moment they entered to the moment they left the country". 

Khashoggi, a former Saudi royal insider who became a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Leaked Turkish intelligence and CIA reports concluded the murder was orchestrated by the highest circles of the Saudi royal family, implicating the powerful young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 

CCTV footage published since the murder has helped identify 15 suspects in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, many of whom members of the crown prince's inner circle.

His death unleashed a global wave of criticism against the crown prince, despite Saudi officials claiming he had no role in the killing.

The 59-year-old journalist was at the consulate in Istanbul seeking documents needed to marry his Turkish fiancee. Riyadh - after weeks of denial - said he was killed in a "rogue" operation.