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The shocking images were leaked today by Turkish authorities working on the case against Saudi Arabia’s murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey. The leaks are the first photographic reports that show the alleged dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi by an ‘A-Team’ from Saudi Arabia’s intelligence authority. The Turkish reports have not been independently verified. The Saudi team flew into Turkey after confirmations were made for Jamal Khashoggi’s appointment in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey. A Saudi public prosecutor has stated “Khashoggi died after being drugged and then dismembered” as the trial on 5 members involved progress in the country. The body was then taken outside to be transported by another Saudi Arabian agent who disposed of the remains in an acid. Initially, Saudi Arabia denied Khashoggi had been murdered, stating he left the consulate. Following an international outcry, the Saudi Arabian leadership promoted a narrative that Khashoggi was involved in a sporadic fist fight that led to his death. However, the narrative failed to explain where his body was and was quickly dismissed by Turkish investigators. Turkish investigators found evidence consisting of a highly planned murder by the Saudi Arabian government and have shared much of the evidence with international partners. Saudi Arabia is currently investigating 21 individuals tied to the murder, many calling it an attempt to “break the killer’s knife”, with no punishments anticipated for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman.