A member of the reported 15-person hit squad accused of killing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul has died in a “suspicious traffic accident” in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, Turkish media has reported.
According to media reports, Meshal Saad M. Albostani, a lieutenant of the Saudi Royal Air Force, was one of the 15 suspects being sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of Khashoggi.
There is a version that Albostani could be “silenced” by the Saudi regime, the newspaper claimed, without elaborating on the details of his alleged death.
As more and more details appear confirming that the Saudi government involvement in the suspected assasination of Khashoggi, it seems that the Saudi regime becomes despearate in its attempts to hide its involvement. Furthermore, the Trump administration already declared its open support to the Saudi leadership in this case. So, if the truth is officially revealed, it may appear that the US and Saudi Arabia will find themselves in a complicated international situation.
Eight of the 15-member hit squad were identified by the media as:
- Meshal Saad M Al-Bostani
- Salah Muhammed A Tubaigy
- Naif Hasan S. Alarifi
- Mansur Othman M. Abahuseyin
- Waleed Abdullah M. Alsehri
- Thaar Ghaleb T. Alharbi
- Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb
- Muhammed Saad H. Alzahrani