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>> ramping up the anti-isil offensive, the u.s. talks about more airstrikes in syria and embedding troops in iraq. i'm lauren taylor. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up: three palestinians shot and killed by israeli forces during what has been described as a day of rage in the occupied territories. the fbi opens investigation after videos show an officer throwing a student to the ground. an afghan woman said to be 105
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years old. among the refugees arriving in europe. the united states plans to intensify the coalition campaign against the islamic state in iraq and the levant. on tuesday the defense secretary ash carter said that washington will launch more airstrikes and better equip forces fighting isil. the top military commander indicated that he would consider sending u.s. troops to reinforce iraqi units. outside of the conflict zone the diplomatic landscape continues to shift. the u.s. has invited iran to talks on the conflict in vienna on friday. on the ground the fighting continues. the recent upsurge in violence have displaced at least 120,000 syrians in the last month alone. that includes airstrikes carried out by russia. rosalind jordan has the story
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from washington, d.c. >> the u.s. military is rolling out a new version of its current isil strategy. they're calling it the three rs. syrian rebels retaking raqqa. iraqi troops swooping in on ramadi, and u.s. forces getting more involved. >> the third and final r are raids signaling we won't hold back in opportunist attacks against isil and conducts such missions directly. >> carter's statement comes after last week's raid where u.s. special forces jumped in to help kurdish fighters. if so that would be a major policy change for the u.s. president obama promised no ground troops to fight isil. carter told the congressional panel on tuesday that despite the decision to launch airstrikes in syria, they're pressuring hyder al abadi not to let russia join the fight on its territory. >> we're the preferred partners
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of iraq. we've insisted on that point, and prime minister abady has repeated those pledges. >> there is another complication, the never end flow of foreigners who want to fight with isil even as allies such as turkey are arrests isil supporters. the military top general admitted that the coalition does not have a plan to stop foreign fighters. >> we really don't have amongst all the coalition the common view of where the foreign fighters come from, how they move back and forth into the area, and more importantly not much retract on where they go once they leave. >> the military leaders said that they've been studying the usefulness of a no-fly zone in syria, something that they've called for repeatedly. >> what you're saying the strongest nation in the world with the most cape 89 military can't establish a no-fly zone to protect people from being barrel bombed by bashar al-assad. that's an embarrassing moment. >> it's not clear whether carter and dunford convinced any
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legislators, but they heard there is a hunger for the u.s. to get it right. roslind jordan, al jazeera, washington. >> well, the humanitarian situation in syria was the focus of an u.n. security council briefing on tuesday. the escalating war in syria has left 13.5 million people in need of aid and some form of protection including more than 6 million children. the u.n. humanitarian chief told the security council that people arriving in europe via the mediterranean this year half have been from syria. they called it the largest displacement crisis in modern times. >> we all need to guard against th becomeing numb given the vast numbers in the sense of political en pass. yet recent developments are a telling reminder that it ordinary women, men and children who continue to bear the brunt of this conflict.
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living conditions and all there is continue to deteriorate sharping. entire communities at risk. over 11 million in need of health assistance. nearly 9 million people are unable to meet their basic food needs. >> well, at least 120,000 people have been internally displaced in the last month alone due to an escalation of fighting. we have the story of one family who say that their life is hellish. >> this woman used to carry her youngest child into an actual home. now she says ruefully, this is where we live. >> the mother of seven prepares what she can for her kids. today inside this dark, dingy structure its potatoes. >> our livelihood is gone. our livelihood is gone.
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our land is gone. our homes are destroyed. >> um hahaf's family is one of thousands of newly displaced in syria since russia's air campaign in late september. according to the u.n. an increase in fighting has resulted in at least 35,000 new idps in the southwestern outskirts of aleppo. >> this is a hellish life. we reached our lowest point. we were sleeping when they attack: now we have no place else to go, and there is suffering all around. >> in southern aleppo it's not simply the war raining misery on the newly displaced. as winter approaches, conditions will only worsen. already keeping warm is a struggle. aid workers are doing what they can but in this makeshift camp there are only so many tents to
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go around. abdullah mohammed said that tens of thousands of families are now displaced in aleppo, and more are arriving every day. >> somebody sick from natural causes here cannot go to a hospital, so how can you help someone facing an emergency, someone may be injured by an russian or syrian airstrike. there aren't even ambulances to help the wounded. >> the children still play even during these tough times. but it's the parents who can barely keep the agony at bay. >> we left our home because of all the death. there was nothing but death all around us. that's why we're here now. hopefully we won't have airstrikes happening here. we have nothing now. >> nothing but a reality that is harsh and cold.
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al jazeera. >> a significant development in the war in syria is the invitation of iran to the talks set to take place this week's. tehran denies that it has combat troops on the ground in syria. >> a palestinian has been shot and killed by israeli forces after attempting to stab a soldier in hebron in the occupied west bank. if confirmed the death is the third fatal shooting in the last 24 hours. earlier two were killed in the junction in the occupied west bank. the deaths came during a so-called day of rage that was organized across the organized territory after three palestinians were killed in
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violence on monday. dozens of palestinians have been hit by live rounds during unrest on tuesday. nadim baba has this update. >> so the death toll on east side rising on tuesday, an israeli man died in hospital from injuries he sustained in an attack on a bus two weeks ago. and on the palestinian side fatalities coming at the junction near the city of hebron in the south of the occupied west bank. tuesday was a day of rage as the political parties here called it. there were street protests in various cities, but hebron was really the center of main confrontations between the palestinians and israeli army. dozens of people have been wounded by live ammunition from the north of the occupied west bank right down to the south.
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in hebron many people are angry that bodies of palestinians killed have not been returned to their families. one was, in fact, a funeral was held on tuesday. a 19-year-old palestinian man killed on monday that saw thousands of people rally. i think these incidents of attacks against israelis, they're often disputed by palestinian sources or palestinian witnesses. and many of the narratives that are coming out of israel saying that palestinians will stab a soldier are disputed. that's something whether or not that was the case. that's something that is feeding popular anger here among palestinians. and they're saying that even if there are dealershippic moves to call for international protection, that is not of any
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interest of them. they're going to maintain their direct action as long as they can. >> pledging to boy caught universities because of the way israeisrael's interribling human rights violations. a helicopter came down outside of the capital of tripoli. a spokesman said that the helicopter had been return together capital when it was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the sea. building was destroyed after being hit by two explosions. there were no casualties. doctors without borders who run the hospital said that it
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provided coordinates two weeks ago. still to come on the program, china demands to know why an u.s. warship got so close to a group of disputed islands. and islands islands the only way to get better is to challenge yourself, and that's what we're doing at xfinity. we are challenging ourselves to improve every aspect of your experience. and this includes our commitment to being on time. every time. that's why if we're ever late for an appointment, we'll credit your account $20. it's our promise to you. we're doing everything we can
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>> al jazeera america primetime. get the real news you've been looking for. at 7:00, a thorough wrap-up of the day's events. then at 8:00, john seigenthaler digs deeper into the stories of the day. and at 9:00, get a global perspective. weeknights, on al jazeera america. >> a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. washington plans to boost the intensity of the air campaign against isil in syria. three palestinians have been
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shot and killed by israel forces during so-called day of rage protests sparked by the killing of three palestinians on monday. and saudi arabia denies attacking a hospital run by doctors without borders. >> nine member states will allocate several hundred people but let's not forget that we have a decision to relocate 750,000 refugee in need of international protection
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otherwise we're losing all kinds of credibility. they told me that they would keep their promises and we've seen updated pledges from some. but the member states are still moving slowly at a time when they should be running. they should start to run. >> the interior ministers says three and 8,000 people cross the border every day. we have reports from the board of slovenia. >> more than 70,000 refugees have crossed slovenia in recent weeks. but fewer than 50 have applied for asylum there. that's slovenia's final port of call. time for a recharge and arrest, but they still have a way to go. >> why didn't they apply for asylum here?
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>> i don't know. but maybe they don't know what kind of country we have. >> ali from afghanistan knows where everyone wants to go. >> german. >> that depends on how long this open door policy continues. this 24 hour operation takes refugees to towns across austria, but many have german on their minds. 11,000 turned up on bavaria's door step on monday alone. they have threatened emergency measures. >> if german reduces the
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treatment of refugees coming from austria, then we would be faced with a great challenge because people continue to stream in here from croatia, slovenia and austria. >> thousands of people every day in use tree i can't is a huge logistical challenge, and if any country closes it's borders, then this humanitarian conveyer belt will come to a grinding halt. al jazeera, on the austria slovenia border. >> well, an afghan woman said to be 105 years old is among the latest to arrive in croatia's refugee camp. more than a quarter of a million people have entered croatia since september. >> i became homeless and migrant, i've been on the road for a long time. i slept in rough conditions. i have no home.
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may god give me a good life. i've been a muslim, may god give me a good share in life. otherwise what can i do? >> emergency relief efforts are under way to help people affected by an earthquake. >> 12 afghan girls some of the first to die in the earthquake are laid to rest. they were killed during a stampede to get out of their school in northern afghanistan. in eastern afghanistan, traditional adobe mud walls collapsed. survivors bundle up what they can salvage. not everyone survived.
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>> during the earthquake when the wall was shaken one of my sisters came out of the house. when she came out she disappeared under the wall. there were others inside. the wall collapsed on her. >> walls cracked, ceilings fell in. much of this village is uninhabitable, and winter is approaching. >> our house has been destroyed by the earthquake. we have nowhere else to go. we're living outside. we asked the government to help us. >> the injured and dead were taken to local hospitals. kunar province suffered the highest number of cacheties so facachety--casualties so far. further south the same scenes at jalalabad hospital. >> there was a wedding ceremony.
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all the kids were playing. it was prayer time when the earthquake started. one wall fell on the children. two broke their arms. 23 people were injured and killed in the incident. >> afghan authorities are still accessing the damage. >> the taliban issued it's own statement calling on afghans and aid agencies to help the needy and telling it's fighters to support them. afghan president ashraf ghani convened his international security council to coordinate aid efforts. they'll decide whether to accept outside help when the full extent of the devastation is known. jennifer glasse, kabul. >> the european parliament has voted in new telecom rules that could save consumers billions of dollars. the changes include roaming costs--the fee phone companies
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charge when you go into other countries--will be scrapped in 2017. some say that the measures contain loopholes that will make it far harder for tech start ups to get off the ground. >> this vote is a blow for net neutrality. that's the principle that all internet data must be equal in terms of the speed it's delivered. that's why starts up website can quickly over take established brands. just imagine the internet interest highway. a neutral internet doesn't discriminate between the traffic. but the new rules could allow internet service providers to create online fast lanes for what they call specialized services. this could be a beneficial service like streaming and medical procedures. but that means companies that can forward to could pay to access the fast lane. if they rebrand their content as a specialized service.
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leaving start ups and smaller companies behind, and their content would take longer to deliver. some good news for consumers, though, as part of this vote roaming charges for using a mobile phone and countries across the e.u. will be scrapped from june 2017. >> u.s. president barack obama has met police chiefs over an incident where an officer threw an african-american student to the ground in front of her classmates. the officer named senior deputy benefields has been placed on leave while he's investigated. >> i've talked to enough chiefs and beat cops around the country to know that you care about these issues. you want to do the right thing. i know there are few people who
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are more invested in the declining crime rates than minority communities that so often have historically been under policed. they want more police presence in many of these communities. not less. that's why i'm confident in this debate people of good will can and should find common ground. >> china has summoned the u.s. ambassador to beijing to explain why one of its warships sailed close to manmade islands in the south kind sea. it's guided missile destroyer sailed close by and was in international waters. but beijing is warning washington that it will respond to deliberate provocations. ron mcbride reports. >> the united states has been signaling for months that it would make this symbolic sail past. china has warned it would respond appropriately, and both sides have been good to their word. the patrol came within 12
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nautical miles of the disputed spratley islands in the south china sea normally the accepted international limit, but not accepted by the u.s. who said these are international waters open to anybody. china says it shadowed the u.s. vessel, accusing it of harming peace and stability. >> we want to strongly urge the u.s. to respect our position and correct its mistake immediately. it should not conduct any dangerous provocative actions that threaten china sovereignty and security interest and it should not take sides on territorial disputes so as not to further harm the china-u.s. relationship. >> the philippines, an ally of the u.s. welcomed the move saying the ship was operating in international waters. >> the balance of power says
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that there is not just a single voice that must be adhered to, that there has to be voices when all parties are affected by changes of evaluates on the ground. >> anotheanother ally japan, went further expressing concern of china's island building activities in the south china sea. >> the unilateral conduct to change the status quo such as the large scale land fills to create the platforms in the south china sea are a common concern in the international community as the prime minister repeatedly said. it's very important that the international community unite to maintain the stability in the south china sea. we're closely conducting our intelligence information with the united states. >> the united states said that the decision to send the warship close to the disputed islands reaffirms it's right to sail in what it considers international
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waters. china is responding in equally assertive terms that it will safeguard what it sees as it's territory. but there is widespread regional support from china's neighbors for america's actions. rob mcbride, al jazeera, beijing. >> and results from tanzania elections indicate that the presidential candidate is in the lead. full results are expected on thursday. public of congo electorate is in favor of constitutional changes allowing the president to run for a third term. the re-election bid polled 92% approval in sunday's ref len dumb. the opposition had a called for a boycott. the government claims turn out was 72%. the african unions rapid response force started a military exercise. thousands of troops are taking
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part in the exercise aimed as testing deployment capabilities. >> early dawn, troops advance on rebel forces. it's a military exercise of africa and peace for africa. the african union force is made up of troops from across the continent. their aim to enforce and keep the peace in conflict zones. [ gunfire ] >> member states did commit. there is a need to move a step forward. the enforces, verified, but now we need to do a verification to see where they are, and where the challenges are. >> on the ground troops move forward trying to hone strategies and coordination. major benjamin engaleny has been working with the troops for two weeks.
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>> we'll be sure that they are a force that can address the issues. >> on a continent plagued with conflicts they look for ways to solve their own problems instead of relying on outside forces. there are over 5,000 personnel from across africa taking part in this exercise. the african union wants a stand by force to reach full capacity by the end of this year. but lack of resources could be a challenge. >> the a.u. is looking for most of the funding it needs from the united nations. political commitment remains the biggest challenge for the african stand by force. >> the forces must go to the ground.
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they are among the member states to deploy. >> sharing the responsibility of dealing quickly with african conflicts. al jazeera, northern cape. >> plenty more for you on our website. the address is ♪ part of the less-told story of immigration enforcement as been the constant tension over what are calling sanctuary cities. places where authorities don't use local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws. the idea that city hall wouldn't participate was at the heart of the fight