Heavy gunfire ongoing near Saudi’s King’s palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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    Nothing is clear till now. Some reports say it was just a drone. But i feel there is way too much firefight and explosions for a drone. Other reports suggest that some Lt Gen Allukas Nepils is carrying out a coup.
     
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    Best to wait for a couple of day and see any of the rival price suddenly dies in an accident....
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised.
    MBS pushed too far when he arrested the earlier Saudi king's son. This and several other factors have made him some solid enemies within.
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    Arab, British media outlets confirm Saudi Crown Prince was shot injured during April 21 coup: Report

    SLAMBAD - An Arab media outlet quoted US sources as saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been wounded in the April 21 coup and shootings in his palace.

    The Arabic-language Sawt al-Arab news website quoted the American sources as saying that the Saudi crown prince has been injured during the shooting incident in al-Khazami region, adding that he was taken out of the scene with a helicopter.


    According to the website, although the Saudi media have released a number of images of bin Salman after the incident whose date cannot be confirmed, it is not yet clear if he has been treated or is still hospitalized for his injuries.

    Meantime, Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, wrote on his twitter page that rumors have increased about the injury of bin Salman during al-Khazami incident, noting that the plan to release images of the crown prince to prove his survival has failed.


    Also, the British newspaper, Observer, released a report, raising doubts about the survival of bin Salman during the April 21 coup, stressing that the media outlets have now focused on the possibility of his injury.

    Bin Salman who is also the Saudi defense minister has not appeared in the public after the April 21 coup in his palace and continues to be absent in public gatherings, noting that he was not seen among a host of Riyadh officials at the cadets graduation ceremony in King Abdolaziz military college on May 19 either.


    The Saudi defense ministry announced in a statement on May 19 that Riyadh ruler Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdolaziz has attended the ceremony instead of bin Salman.

    The statement declined to comment on the reason of bin Salman's absence while naturally the defense minister should participate in such ceremonies.


    Earlier this month, an Iranian daily reported that bin Salman is likely dead after an assassination attempt on his life last month, claiming intel from the security service of an Arab state.


    According to the Persian-language newspaper, Keyhan, a secret service report sent to the senior officials of an unnamed Arab state disclosed that bin Salman has been hit by two bullets during the April 21 attack on his palace, adding that he might well be dead as he has never appeared in the public ever since.

    Heavy gunfire was heard near the Saudi King's palace in Riyadh Saudi Arabia on April 21, while King Salman was taken to a US bunker at an airbase in the city.

    A growing number of videos surfaced the media at the time displaying that a heavy gunfire erupted around King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's palace in the capital, Riyadh.

    Reports said the king and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, were evacuated to a bunker at an airbase in the city that is under the protection of the US troops.

    While Saudi officials and media were quiet over the incident, there were contradicting reports over the incident. Witnesses and residents of the neighborhoods near the palace said a coup was underway, adding that the soldiers attacking the palace were guided by footage and intel they were receiving from a drone flying over the palace.

    https://timesofislamabad.com/28-May...-was-shot-injured-during-april-21-coup-report
     
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    Is Saudi Arabia’s 32-Year-Old Crown Prince Dead?
    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the 32-year-old media-savvy leader of the oil kingdom, has been unnaturally quiet recently, so much so that some in the Middle East media couldn’t help but wonder if he is dead.

    Bin Salman hasn’t been seen in the public eye since his meeting with the Spanish royal family in on April 12. On April 21, heavy gunfire was heard near a royal palace in Riyadh, the kingdom’s capital. Although Saudi Arabia’s state news agency claimed it was a security force shooting down a toy drone that had gotten too close to the royal property, some wondered if the gunfire was in fact a coup led by Saudi royals trying to topple King Salman, Bin Salman’s father.

    Some of Saudi Arabia’s enemies were pretty sure.

    Last week, the Iranian newspaper Kayhan reported that the Crown Prince was hit by two bullets during the attack and may actually be dead, citing “a secret service report sent to the senior officials of an unnamed Arab state.”


    “There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the absence of nearly 30 days of Muhammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, is due to an incident which is being hidden from the public,” the daily paper claimed.

    To add credence to the speculation, Kayhan pointed out that Bin Salman was not seen on camera when the new U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh in late April, while his father, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir were photographed.

    Iran and Saudi Arabia are longtime rivals in the Middle East competing for more dominant influence in the region.

    To dismiss the rumor, the Saudi royal family on Wednesday released a photo of Bin Salman at a cabinet meeting in Jeddah and confirmed that he is alive.

    Saudi crown prince during the cabinet meeting in Jeddah tonight —SPA pic.twitter.com/IMxJZ8e42u

    — Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) May 22, 2018

    Bin Salman’s month-long disappearance from the media limelight contrasts his high-profile tour in the U.S. and Europe just weeks prior, during which he courted a number of American business titans to discuss business deals.

    Back home, the heir to the Saudi throne faces dangerous tension within the royal family. According to Iran’s PressTV, Bin Salman’s cousin, Bin Nayef, and Mutab Bin Abdullah, son of a late king, are both against his aggressive invasion into Yemen and blockade of Qatar.


    On Monday, an exiled member of the Saudi royal family, Prince Khaled bin Farhan, told the Middle East Eye that if his uncles—Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz and Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, in particular—were to stage a coup against the current king, “99 percent of the members of the royal family, the security services and the army would stand behind them.”

    Prince Khaled, who was given political asylum in Germany in 2013, said he had received a large number of emails from people within the police and army in Saudi Arabia in support of his call.

    On the mysterious gunfire in April, Prince Khaled said it “was not necessarily an attempt to bring down Mohammed bin Salman but rather an act of protest against him.”

    The April coup, if true, was most likely a move of retaliation against Bin Salman’s sweeping anti-corruption crackdown in November 2017, in which he detained dozens of wealthy royal members.


    http://observer.com/2018/05/is-saudi-arabias-32-year-old-crown-prince-dead/
     
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    Timesofislamabad is copy paste website run by paki. They copy news from mainstream media, give catchy headlines. This is their modus operandi. Dont quote these shit websites
     
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    Catchy headlines are Good!!
    The same news can be had from other sources too.
    you can check the authenticity from "RELIABLE" sources by googling on the content.
     

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