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Syria and Iran seen as stoking rumour mill

For several days, the Paris-based Voltaire Network/Réseau Voltaire has been running stories that say recently appointed General Intelligence Directorate (GID) head Prince Bandar Bin Sultan was the target of a bomb attack in Riyadh on 26 July, and has died from his injuries. The Saudi embassy in London told GSN it could not comment on the story, which has been spreading online.

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