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Saudis Arrest 18 Over the Khashoggi Disappearance.

Was it any of these guys?


Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb

Mutreb has been identified by Middle East Eye as the alleged coordinator of the operation, citing Turkish security sources. He is the highest-ranked officer among several named on a Saudi interior ministry personnel document seen by the website.

The former diplomat was posted to London in 2007, according to a UK roster of foreign diplomatic staff. He is now believed to be part of the crown prince’s security detail.

Dr Salah Muhammed al-Tubaigy.

A leading Saudi forensics doctor, Tubaigy has appeared in Saudi media reports several times to talk about his work training students and setting up mobile autopsy clinics to quickly identify the cause of death for pilgrims in Mecca during the hajj

A Twitter account with the same name identifies itself as the head of the Saudi Scientific Council of Forensics, and he has held senior positions in the kingdom’s premier medical school and the interior ministry.

Abdulaziz Mohammed al-Hawsawi

The New York Times said a French professional who has worked with the Saudi royal family identified Hawsawi as a member of the security team that travels with the crown prince.

Thair Ghaleb al-Harbi

An individual of this name was mentioned in Saudi media last year, when he was promoted to lieutenant in the Saudi royal guard for his bravery defending the crown prince’s palace in Jeddah during an attack last year.

Mohammad Saad al-Zahrani

In a 2017 video published by the Saudi-owned Al Ekhbariya on YouTube, a man wearing a uniform name tag bearing the same name can be seen standing next to the crown prince. A user with the same name on the Saudi app Menom3ay is listed as a member of the royal guard

Walid Abdullah al-Shihri

Shihri is identified in Saudi media as a major general. He was also promoted last year.

A document from the Saudi interior ministry seen by Middle East Eye lists him as a member of the crown prince’s special security force.

Badr Lafi al-Otaibi

Otaibi is dentified by Middle East Eye as a colonel in the crown prince’s entourage, who apparently travelled with Bin Salman to France this year.

Nayif Hasan Saad Al-Arifi

Arifi is a major described by Middle East Eye as a security and protection support officer for the crown prince.

Mansour Othman Abahussein

A brigadier also listed as a support officer for the crown prince in the document seen by Middle East Eye.
Meshal Saad M al-Bostani

A Facebook profile of the same name lists his job as an air force lieutenant who studied at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.

Fahad Shabib al-Bilawi

Bilawi is listed as a member of the royal guard by two users in Menom3ay, the Saudi phone number app.

Saif Saad al-Qahtani

Qahtani is identified as an employee of the crown prince by seven Menom3ay users.


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