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Saudi King Salman’s elder brother, Prince Bandar, dies at 96

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Saudi King Salman’s elder half-brother, who was the tenth son of the country’s founding monarch, has died at the age of 96.

Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was the eldest living son of the late King Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Prince Faisal bin Turki bin Faisal confirmed the death on Twitter on Sunday.

Prince Bandar’s sons hold important posts: Prince Faisal bin Bandar is governor of Riyadh, Prince Abdullah bin Bandar heads the National Guard and Prince Khalid bin Bandar serves as an adviser to King Salman.