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world leaders promised to come together to defeat i.s.i.l. as paris attacks dominate the g20 sum ultimately. welcome to al jazeera. coming up in the next 30 minutes. new video emerges of the paris attacks. french prosecutor says the multiple assaults were a complex cross-border operation. a mass graves containing bodies
of the yazidis people are found. >> reporter: i'm in the republic of the congo where habitats like this are increasingly under threat. president obama has vowed to increase efforts to defeat i.s.i.l. and find a peaceful transition in syria. speaking at the g20 in occur tea obama described friday's mass killings in paris as an attack on the civil iced world. >> we will bring about a peaceful transition in syria and to eliminate d.a.e.s.h. as a force that can create so much pain and suffering for people in paris and other parts of the globe to our correspondent bernard
smith who is at that g20 summit. what else it did they say, the world leaders about tackling i.s.i.l. and what is happening in the world at the moment? >> reporter: we've also heard as well from obama, ergogan and ban ki-moon spoke earlier. he pointed out that our response to these attacks in paris, and elsewhe elsewhere, our response needs to be robust but always within the rule of law and with respect to human rights. otherwise we will only fan the flames that we are trying to put out. an attempt there from ban ki-moon to ensure the response is proportionate. also from erdogan, they have discussed the fight against i.s.i.l. and what further steps they can take as partners in increasing taking the battle to
i.s.i.l., increasing the campaign against the group in syria amongst all the leader who are there, including russia or russian representatives, is everybody on board? >> reporter: well, we haven't heard from all of these leaders yet. the g20 summit is essentially to be about the world economy. it has opinion over shadowed by what has happened in paris and by other terrorist events, the ones in beirut. of course, turkey itself has been criticised for being slow to get on board with this fight against i.s.i.l. it was only in june after intense pressure particularly from the united states it allowed its - it opened up the air bases to the u.s. coalition and allowed them to be used. turkey, although says it joined the fight against i.s.i.l., most of the air strikes have been against pkk in syria and in
northern iraq. there might be a hope that there will be more coordination with turkey, the u.s. and other allies in increasing this fight against i.s.i.l. specifically let's leave it there. french also say they found another car expected to be-- suspected to be linked to the attacks. 129 people killed and more than 350 others injured. 99 of them critically. more details are emerging of the attackers that targeted a concert haul, restaurants and football stadium. police say the operation involved the multi nation team with linkss to middle east, belgium and possibly germany. in belgium several suspects have been arrested with alleged links to the attacks. one gunman has been identified as a 29-year-old french national. six people close to him have
been detained for questioning. the latest is this car, suspect's car. what do we know about that jacky? >> reporter: we've been getting more details about in black fiaat that was found in an eastern suburb of paris. residents and neighbors nearby said that they saw police actually pricking the windscreen to get into the car. police say that they found three weapons as well as other assault rifles inside the car. that car has been taken off for forensic inspection. obviously, they will be looking for forensic evidence to try to find out who else was travelling in the car. also there is now, of course, digital forensic expertise as well. if, for example, the car had a gps, that can also be analysed to try to find the movements of the car. of course, also looking for other things like cell phones which can help the investigators
to track who was involved and using the car jacky, the tourists and those living in paris have been told not to gather in groups. i see there a quite a few people behind you. >> reporter: the authorities and the police have appealed to people to stay indoors as much as possible. they're afraid if there is a big public gathering, where people are together in large groups, that could potentially become a target for another attack. nevertheless, people, it's their natural desire to get out and see what's going on, particularly with this beautiful unseasonally warm and sunni weather in paris. this is a natural focus at times of national crisis and mourning. people come and this statue in the center of the square becomes like a shrine.
people have lit candles, laying flower flowers. speaking to people and asking them why they have come out when they were told to stay at home, they say if they stayed at home then the people who carried out the attacks have won. people are very much keen to come out and actually come here and think about the people who died in the attacks. as a more formal way of mourning, in a few hours time there will be a service at the cathedral. the bells will toll, a symbolic act of underlying the solemnness of this moment the french president francois hollande has promised to lead the fight against i.s.i.l. a look at the compact of the attacks on french politics. >> reporter: paris under attack
again. this time with more sophisticated and deadly effect. the president has called it an act of war. >> translation: faced with war, the country has taken appropriate steps. it is an act of war committed by a terrorist army, d.a.e.s.h., an islamist army against france, against the values we uphold throughout the world, against who we are, a free country which speaks to the whole planet. >> reporter: this was the response of . >> translation: islamic fundamentalism must be destroyed. france must ban islamist organisations, closed radical mosques and dedeport immigrants who have nothing to do here. >> reporter: friday's killings were claimed by i.s.i.l. or d.a.e.s.h. in a statement it blames french foreign policy. >> regarding to foreign policy,
we decided to hilt i.s.i.s. in iraq and not long ago we decided that was self dwoens to go into syria. it is a turmoil we are no now >> reporter: in other words does it surprise you that france has been singled out for thesa tacts? >> not much. >> reporter: the government has put the army onto the streets but questions will be asked about its preparedness before these attacks. >> reporter: things have evolved in a much more disturbing manner than i think anybody imagined. the french were expecting something fairly big. the background noise was sort of evil over the last few weeks, but it is the sheer sophistication of this series of attacks which really does strike one. >> reporter: the streets of paris have been stunned into an eerie quiet, a country in a state of emergency wondering why this is happening again so soon after the attacks on "charlie
hebdo" journalists and jewish shoppers in a supermarket. >> reporter: in the afternoon math of those january attacks, people filled here, world leaders gathered as well. france stood united among its allies in defense of its freedoms. >> reporter: now, such gatherings are band. this feels like a-- banned. this feels like a more fractured france, the about promising to defeat the enemy outside, arising opposition leader looking for an enemy within. a nation of deep disquiet police in lebanon have arrested five syrians and a palestinian in connection with thure's suicide bombings. the two attacks killed 43 people in the southern suburb of beirut. one hit a shia community center and the other a near by bakery. the area is associated with the grouped hezbollah which has sent hundreds of groups into syria. i.s.i.l. has claim responsibility for the blasts. the bodies of dozens of yazidi
people have been found in northern iraq in graves. it was discovered after sinjar was taken back. the grave could be one of many. >> reporter: after the peshmerga advanced swiftly into sinjar, evidence of i.s.i.l.'s brutality comes to light. a peshmerga soldier places items that investigators say were found on this site. they include bones, hair and personal items. this is a person who says members of his family and relatives are buried here. he is angry at what happened. >> translation: we understand this is war. we know people will die, but this is more. we will never forget what they did here. we will have our revenge. >> reporter: according to the u.n., i.s.i.l. killed at least 3000 yazidi men and women when it took control of this region in june 2014.
the jaz community practice an ancient religion. they have also enslaved young women. that sparked international condemnation and spurred the u.s. to launch air strikes against i.s.i.l. >> reporter: according to the authorities, there could be hundreds of sites like this across the sinjar region. as the kurdish peshmerga go further into the town and clear different areas, it is very likely that they will find more mass grades. >> reporter: the head of the local intelligence department says it's further evidence of i.s.i.l.'s violence. >> translation: we keep finding evidence of their actions and this needs to be documented and reareded. >> reporter: it's up to this man to record that evidence. originally from sinjar, he has worked with the international criminal court for 13 years and now advises theed kurdish regional government on war crimes and genocide. he said this attack took place on august 15. these hold 74 bodies and it
might qualify as gen skied. >> these girls said they managed to escape from i.s.i.s. and they came to our center for interrogation. i am gathering the evidence. i am leading that project. they told us about this - they have been there and they told us they mentioned all the details. so this is evidence >> reporter: given the verocity of the strikes and the peshmerga advance, it is likely that vital evidence of i.s.i.l.'s killings in this town will have been lost, but for the yazidis relief some evidence that is being discover discovered still to come global powers in the g20. children not being protected from sexual exploitation in the
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out. police find out car believed to be learned to the coordinateda attacks which killed 129 people. kurdish fighters in northern iraq have found mass graves of bodies of jazz. i.s.i.l. killed at least 3000 members of the community. leading democrats are hoping to replace u.s. president and they faced off. >> reporter: they came bearing signs. for those still reeling from the paris attacks, and now wanting answers from the democratic presidential capped dates about how they would prevent similar attacks in the united states. >> my heart goes out to those in paris. >> i'm concerned.
i want the candidates talk about way they're going to do. >> reporter: inside the hall the moderate asked what they will do to protect the country. voting not re for the invasion in iraq. >> i would argue that the disastrous invasion of iraq, something that i strongly oppose, has unravelled the region completely. >> i have said the invasion of iraq was a mistake. if we're going to tackle the problems posed by jihadi extreme terrorism, we need to understand it. >> reporter: it was an exchange that dominated the debate. immediately following had clinton's team struggling to spin. >> she said that her vote on iraq was a mistake, but the lack of leadership in the bush
administration. >> reporter: to acknowledge a mistake does that go far enough. we can all acknowledge it contributed to the instability in the region. >> ultimately, but that's what voters decide. >> reporter: in february they will get their chance when the state holds the first pelt nominating contest. there were domestic issues that were also discussed in this debate. given it comes just one day after the paris attack, the candidates' position on combatting i.s.i.l. are what are making headlines the new round of talks is taking place in vienna to end the war in syria. russia and the united states putta side their differences to condemn the attacks in paris. >> reporter: while the attacks in paris may have over shadowed saturday's talks about syria, they also underscored a renewed
diplomatic discussion to end that country's war. >> make that mistake, that resolve has only grown stronger in the wake of this horrible event. there was a broad based, a sense of rehave you gones, of horror and a deep commit to do more to bring an end to the violence of region and of the world. >> reporter: unlike the last round of talks in october, this time several steps were agreed to and a time line was established. first, the establishment of formal negotiations between representatives of the syrian opposition and the syrian regime. the hope is that those discussions to be held and you the auspices of the special envoy for syria will begin no later than january 1. >> translation: the syrian government has already informed the envoy of the composition of their delegation and today the
envoy has the task to find the composition of the syrian opposition delegation which should be representative and reflect the whole spectrum of political forces. >> reporter: the next goal, the establishment within six months from now of a non-secretarian unit that would see the con sty fusion. final lip 18 months, elections that would take place and with an emphasis on transparency and accountablity. a new found sense of urgency surrounded the talks saturday with a poll over the proceedings, it was clear the delegations felt there was no time to waste. >> europeans, arabs, east and west, international community is all affected by terrorism and those that try to divide us and spread panic, and the best response to this is actually coming together over coming our
differences and trying together to lead the way towards peace in syria. >> reporter: one worry expressed by everyone involved was how a continuation of the war in syria would continue to create even nor of a haven for i.s.i.l. and other extremist groups. >> reporter: whilst substantial agreements were reached, many outstanding questions still lyn angered such as which groups involved in the civil war apart from i.s.i.l. would be considered as terrorists going forward. another issue, what is finally to become of syrian president bashar al-assad pentagon says i.s.i.l.'s leader in libya has possibly be killed in a u.s. air strike. he was killed near the eastern
city. he was also known by another name. he was a long time al-qaeda member. interpol and the f.b.i. have warned the government that it has become a cyber sex industry t an operation has uncovered a paedophile ring that was reaching a global audience. in the first of our special series on child labor in the asia-pacific, it is looked to see whether enough is being done to protect children. >> reporter: this is an operation that took two years to plan. finally police were able to rescue at least 11 children and the rest in the city of the southern philippines. police say the children were pedaled by their own parents and relatives and forced into sex acts watched by paedophiles on the internet. many violations happened in
villages. the u.s. federal bureau of investigation admits there are 750,000 predators that go on line every hour in search of child pornography. philippinean children are targeted. it's resources are stretched to crack down. the number of raids and arrests like this one are increasing, but so too is the number of child sex denies across the philippines. this european journalist has been working undercoverall as a fed file to track down on line predators. the information he has given the police here is expected to lead to arrests in various countries. he is traumatised by what he has seen. >> the evil of that nature, it
eats you as a journalist your soul also, especially if you want to go into there as i have done. it has a traumatising effect. they dehumanise the child, they take out the child and put in a monster. >> reporter: the rescued children are being looked at by social welfare staff and will start a new life. some kids have been abused for more than five years. the youngest is six. she has been abused since the age of four. >> the social fabric has been deeply damaged. i think it speaks to desperation and poverty. it has to be an absolute priority. it has to be first line priority and i believe that it is being
given enormous emphasis by the inter agency consul against trafficking. >> reporter: many children here have lost their childhood to the sex sfri. many filipino children need to be protected the president of myanmar has made his first speech since last sunday's general election. he has reiterated his government's commitment to an appealsful transition of power saying it will honor the results. the opposition n.l.d. party led by aung san suu kyi clinked the majority of the seats in parliament. one of the most remote places on earth and the wildlife that thrives there is understand threat. that's according to conservationists who say the forests in arery ca are being lost in an alarming rate. the region is in the north. the remote 260 square kilometer
area forms part of the national park. its isolation has largely protected against loggers, but demand for hard woods and palm oil have drawn developers. it is home to some gore ilias. >> reporter: these are the eyes of an endangered blood line. these animals can relax here where they're protected from logging and hunters. >> it's downtime for most of them right now. >> reporter: since 1988 to vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered. ebola have lashed their numbers by 80%. >> reporter: decease is certainly the most dangerous threat to p them in their existence right now, but the
spread of logging, agriculture is also impacting their environment. >> reporter: dave morgan of the announcer: has preserved habitats for 16 years. >> the rest of the group is coming up hipped here. >> reporter: he has helped turn an ma'am hunters into wildlife trackers who now protect their former prey. >> translation: this is a good job that i enjoy. >> this is emily and her first baby. we have to way these masks not so as to not pass on disease either way. despite the fact that they're threatened by logging, agricultural encroachment and people hunting them for their meat, they're perfectly comfortable with having us this close. they have the intelligence to craft their own tools. even they have no defense
against a dwindling habitat. chimps are more territory yell than gorillas. if you have logging, you displace one to on top of another. you have communities mixing and you see chimp carnage. >> reporter: to protect these animals, researchers spend years getting to know them through daily contact. that can be terrifying. >> he will start charging the tracker says and ourselves. it is risky. people get bitten. it's stressful but in the end we think it is important to have a couple of groups habituated so we can learn about them and educate people about them.