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US report assesses Saudi crown prince 'approved' Khashoggi operation

The four-page report based its conclusion, in part, off of "the Crown Prince's support for using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad."

The United States government has released a long-awaited intelligence report concluding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the operation that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  

"We assess that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi," the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said in its declassified summary of the intelligence community’s findings. 

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