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Turkish TV station says it has video of Khashoggi's body being moved in suitcases

A Turkish television station, A-Haber, has broadcast footage of men carrying five suitcases and two other bags to the home of Saudi Arabia's consul general in Istanbul. Citing unnamed Turkish sources, A-Haber reports the luggage contained the dismembered body of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in October.

The residence is close to the diplomatic facility and was among the locations searched by Turkish authorities soon after Khashoggi's death. His body has not been found, and some reports suggest it was dissolved in acid after dismemberment. The CCTV footage screened by A-Haber is a brief clip showing the bags being moved from a minibus to the home.

The Wall Street Journal reported this month the CIA has concluded with "medium-to-high confidence" that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "personally targeted" Khashoggi, likely ordering his death, but cannot present "direct reporting of the crown prince issuing a kill order." Read The Week's coverage of the murder and its aftermath here.