'A team of 15 Saudis who flew in and out of Istanbul on private jets the day of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance appear to be made up of Saudi spies, special forces troops, and forensics experts.
The names and faces of the mysterious Saudis were published in a pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday and within hours teams of internet sleuths had begun identifying the 15 men.
One man appears to be a Saudi intelligence officer who was once based at the Saudi embassy in London, according to Saudi dissidents.
Another is listed as a senior forensics official in Saudi Arabia. A third appeared to have worked as a bodyguard to Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
The apparent outing of members of the Saudi security services will add to growing international pressure on the kingdom, which faces accusations from Turkey of having murdered and dismembered Mr Khashoggi when he went to the consulate on October 2.
There is no suggestion they were directly involved in the killing or disappearance of Mr Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia has vehemently denied any involvement in his disappearance and insists that Mr Khashoggi left the consulate safely after filing paperwork ahead of his upcoming marriage to his Turkish fiancee.
Before his disappearance in Istanbul, US intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials plotting to capture Mr Khashoggi, according to the Washington Post, the newspaper where the journalist wrote columns critical of the Saudi government.
Saudi officials apparently hoped to convince him to return home from self-imposed exile in the US and intended to detain him once he got back to the kingdom.'
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