DOHA – Al-Quds Al-Arabi: Saad Al-Jabri, an intelligence officer and advisor to the former Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, the actual ruler of Saudi Arabia and the current crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is being pursued in US courts on a number of charges, including attempting to assassinate him in the manner of Jamal Khashoggi.
The Canadian newspaper “The Star” mentioned In her reportA few days after the brutal killing of prominent Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey in the fall of 2018, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman sent a group of killers known as the “Tiger Division” to Canada to search for and kill one of his former intelligence chiefs.
According to the Canadian sources, the lawsuit filed before the Criminal Court in Washington included a number of officials and close associates of bin Salman, some of whom were involved in the assassination of the journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi.
Al-Jabri is accused in his lawsuit, as the Canadian newspaper “The Star” quoted Muhammad bin Salman personally by sending a group of the assassination squad known as “The Tiger” to Canada, with the aim of liquidating him, similar to what happened with Khashoggi, after planting a spy program on his phone to pursue him.
In his lawsuit, Al-Jabri accuses Muhammad bin Salman personally of sending a group of the assassination squad known as “The Tiger” to Canada, with the aim of liquidating him, similar to what happened with Khashoggi, after planting a spy program on his phone to pursue him
In addition to bin Salman, the list of names includes both the director of his office, Badr Al-Asaker, and the former advisor at the royal court, Saud Al-Qahtani, who is one of those involved in the murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi.
The lawsuit also included the former deputy director of intelligence, Ahmed Asiri, Khaled Ibrahim Al-Ghanem, Meshaal Fahd, Bandar Al-Haqbani, Ibrahim Al-Hamid, Saud Al-Rajhi, Muhammad Al-Hamad, and Bajad Al-Harbi.
The lawsuit filed in the courts was based on the knowledge of senior US officials of the details of the attempt to assassinate Al-Jabri by Mohammed bin Salman, and a court in Washington is calling for compensation from bin Salman and his close associates for plotting the attempt to kill him.
In some of the details of the operation, some of whose incidents were similar to the incident of the Istanbul consulate, the Canadian authorities suspected the assassination team, and allowed only one of them to enter, and he was holding a diplomatic passport.
The Saudi authorities have been seeking for some time to lure the former intelligence officer to Riyadh, and fear for the files he carries with him for the tasks he had undertaken in the device and his proximity to the former crown prince, Muhammad bin Nayef.
And authorities close to the current Crown Prince Bin Salman made a demonstration of the man’s image and promoted information such as that he pursued and prosecuted corruption cases.
Al-Jabri held the position of Minister of State, was a senior officer in the Saudi Interior, an expert in artificial intelligence, and played key roles in the kingdom’s battle against al-Qaeda and its security coordination with the United States. He was a victim of the conflict between Muhammad bin Nayef and Muhammad bin Salman, to rule over the throne.
Al-Jabri was a victim of the conflict between Muhammad bin Nayef and Muhammad bin Salman for the throne
In mid-2015, Saudi TV announced the news of al-Jabri’s dismissal from his job, and since that date the life of the intelligence officer and the warehouse of Asrar Muhammad bin Nayef al-Amin have been turned upside down. When he realized that his days were over in the Kingdom and he would pay the price of his proximity to the former second man, he left his country and was forced to move between 4 countries, Turkey, Germany, the United States, and finally Canada, to escape the pursuit of Bin Salman.
And “Middle East Eye”, quoting its sources, said that Al-Jabri was also subjected to an attempt to forcibly extradite him while he was in the United States, and it is clear that the most important arrest attempt that he survived was inside his country when he left it, before he was caught by the security services. Until recently, its most prominent men and leaders.