Saudi Prince Killed During Attempted Arrest, Former FBI Agent Says
Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd of Saudi Arabia, the youngest son of the late King Fahd, was reportedly killed over the weekend, according to tweets from a former FBI Special Agent.
It is believed he was killed as Saudi authorities tried to arrest him under the orders of the new anti-corruption committee that was established by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz (the Prince’s uncle), and is headed by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, on Saturday. Prince Abdul Aziz’s security team is said to have resisted the arrest, and gotten into a gunfight with authorities.
The Prince was a favourite son of the late King Fahd, and was close with his uncle, the late King Abdullah, before a falling out. He served as a minister of state without portfolio for a number of years, and was closely tied to the now-defunct Saudi Oger Ltd construction company (owned at its closure by the Prince’s good friend, Saad Hariri, who until Friday was the Prime Minister of Lebanon).
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Abdul Aziz is confirmed dead. He was 44 years old. Earlier, Mansour son of the former crown prince Muqrin was also declared dead. https://t.co/IsUyU896o4
— Ali H. Soufan (@Ali_H_Soufan) November 5, 2017
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