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In his last words, Jamal Khashoggi asked killers not to suffocate him

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    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi spoke, in Dec. 2014, during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. A Turkish newspaper says in his final words, slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate.

ANKARA, Turkey >> A Turkish newspaper says in his final words, slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate.

The Sabah newspaper this week published new excerpts of a recording of Khashoggi’s conversation with members of a Saudi hit squad sent to kill him. The paper says the recording of Khashoggi’s grisly Oct. 2, 2018, killing and dismemberment at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul was obtained by Turkey’s intelligence agency.

According to the reported transcript, a member of the hit squad tells Khashoggi that he has to be taken back to Riyadh because of an Interpol order.

The man is also heard trying to force Khashoggi to send his son a message telling him not to worry if he doesn’t hear from him.

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