Breaking — Saudis accept their role in the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying “it was just an argument that got physical” | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Breaking — Saudis accept their role in the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying “it was just an argument that got physical”

Jamal Khashoggi, the missing activist and writer last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2, was killed in a fight, Saudi state media reported on Friday.

“Discussions between citizen Jamal Khashoggi and those who met him while he was in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul led to a brawl and a physical altercation, which led to his death,” Saudi Arabia’s attorney general said in a statement, according to The Wall Street Journal. The announcement of Kashoggi’s death followed the preliminary findings of a probe into what happened to the activist.

State media also quoted prosecutors as saying 18 Saudi nationals are being held on suspicion of being involved in the Washington Post columnist’s death. Saudi state media also said a royal court adviser close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was fired along with three leaders in the kingdom’s intelligence services and other officials.

The statements did not identify the 18 Saudis being held by authorities.

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