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Jamal Khashoggi Double Sent to Create False Trail in Istanbul, Saudi Official Says

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A man who resembled the dissident journalist was sent to Turkey and then walked around in his clothes after Mr. Khashoggi's death, the official said.
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Saudi agents reportedly stripped Khashoggi's body and walked out of the consulate wearing his clothes after killing him

Saudi agents reportedly stripped Khashoggi's body and walked out of the consulate wearing his clothes after killing him

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Surveillance footage CNN published Monday appears to show a man dressed in Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's clothes leaving the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and walking around the city after his death.
The man, identified by Turkish officials as Mustafa al-Madani, wore a fake beard and glasses in order to look more like the journalist, the footage showed.
He allegedly formed part of a 15-member hit squad dispatched from Saudi Arabia to Istanbul to confront Khashoggi.
The Saudi government is now claiming the critic's death was a "rogue operation" gone wrong that operatives at the consulate...
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Saudi operative wore Khashoggi's clothes, acted as decoy to fool Turkish police - report

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An unnamed senior Turkish official has told CNN that one of the 15-man hit squad that allegedly murdered Jamal Khashoggi was a doppelgänger who left the Saudi Consulate in the slain reporters' clothes moments after the killing.
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Leaked Surveillance Footage Shows Man Walking in Jamal Khashoggi's Clothes

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Newly leaked surveillance footage from the killing of Jamal Khashoggi appears to show a man walking around in the writer's clothes in Istanbul after his killing.
CNN aired the footage on Monday, citing a Turkish official as describing the man as a “body double” and a member of a 15-man Saudi team sent to Istanbul to target the writer.
CNN says the man walked out of the consulate via its back exit with an accomplice, then took a taxi to Istanbul's famed Sultan Ahmed Mosque, where he went into a public bathroom and changed back out of the clothes and left.
The state-run broadcaster TRT later...
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