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Breaking: Saudi prince MbS put in charge of intel purge following Khashoggi death - report

Saudi Arabia has announced the appointment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to head a ministerial committee tasked with restructuring the General Intelligence Agency, after its deputy director was sacked amid the Khashoggi death scandal.

The decision to appoint MbS to head the restructuring process came after King Salman issued a decree firing the agency's vice president, Ahmed bin Hassan bin Mohammed Asiri.

The King has also issued orders to terminate some officers and appoint new ones within the primary intelligence agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The committee is tasked with overhauling the command architecture of the general intelligence agency which include the country's Interior Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, and the chief of homeland security.

The team will look at evaluating the methods and procedures of the agency and will set guidelines to determine the agency's powers.

The task force will have a month to provide a progress report to the King.

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