Seven minutes was all it took for the team of Saudi agents to kill and dismember journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, according to Middle East Eye.
The outlet reported the first description of events captured in a recording held by Turkish officials, as told by a Turkish source who has listened to the audio recording in full.
> Khashoggi was dragged from the consul-general’s office at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and onto the table of his study next door, the Turkish source said.
> Horrendous screams were then heard by a witness downstairs, the source said.
> "The consul himself was taken out of the room. There was no attempt to interrogate him. They had come to kill him,” the source told MEE.
Khashoggi stopped screaming after being injected with an as-yet unknown substance.
> Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, who has been identified as the head of forensic evidence in the Saudi general security department, was one of the 15-member squad who arrived in Ankara earlier that day on a private jet.
According to the source, Tubaigy began to dismember Khashoggi’s body on a table in the study while he was still alive putting in earphones to listen to music and suggesting the others present do the same.
> “When I do this job, I listen to music. You should do [that] too,” Tubaigy was recorded as saying, the source told MEE.
> A Turkish source told the New York Times that Tubaigy was equipped with a bone saw. He is listed as the president of the Saudi Fellowship of Forensic Pathology and a member of the Saudi Association for Forensic Pathology.
The Turkish newspaper Sabah received a three-minute version of the recording, MME said, but the publication has not yet released it.