Skip to main content

tv   News  Al Jazeera  November 18, 2015 8:00pm-9:01pm EST

8:00 pm
you're looking at one of the restaurants attacked by the killers. you see bullets being sprayed across the cafe windows, shattering those windows, people scrambling. the video also shows a ghawn gun walking outside. the gunman runs closer to the restaurant and what appears to be going on is he fires on victims below him. they're two women who moments afterwards, stand up and run away. again this is all new video of the attacks in paris. just been released, after the raid to find the alleged mastermind of that attack. dana lewis has more from paris, dana. >> reporter: hi john. now not the french police, the
8:01 pm
investigator, whether abaaoud was in the are apartment, where the gun fight lasted several hours. the prosecutor believed he was but there was so much damage from the explosions inside the apartment right now, they have not been able to identify positively the bodies inside. [ gunfire ] >> french leaders have spoken of a war with those who carried out last friday's massacre. today in the northern paris suburb of st. denis, it sounded as one. the french authorities believed
8:02 pm
that abaaoud was september of carrying out attacks in the interest of islamic state, this witness received on the 16th of november, and with great caution, we verified all the data particularly telephones and bank accounts. >> 4:30 a.m., police fail when they try to blow the door open. the gunmen inside are alerted. the gun battle is on. in the first one hour 15 minutes, 5,000 rounds are fired. a female suicide bomber believed, say french media, to be the cousin eve of abaaoud, bs herself up. others detained. >> someone asked me to put up two people for three days.
8:03 pm
it's normal. i don't know where they came from, don't know their names, if you think i would have known do you think would i have done it? >> in the attack friday night, killing 129, in one of the attacks on the bataclan concert hall, one used a phone to say, "we've left, we've begun." president hollande praised security forces and was defiant. >> translator: these actions confirm for us once more that we are at war. a war against a terrorist who has himself decided to declare war on us. >> the revolution abaaoud was back in france from fighting with the islamic state was seen as a major security failure by the french.fm. >> web journal a few months ago, part of a terrorist plot foiled
8:04 pm
in belgium. if this interview was true then it would mean that he managed to go back to syria and then back to europe. that would have been a wig failure. >> they reluctant accept the war is on but not a conventional one. >> yes, it is a very special war but we can say it's a kind of war, a new war. we've never experienced. >> john, the paris prosecutor also says that salah abeslam was also not detained. he is considered dangerous, been on the run since friday, he also was not detained in the apartments. we have one fugitive on the run possibly more and for the french this means this is not over yet john. >> dana lewis, in paris, thanks. sheila macvicar is also in paris tonight and sheila let's talk a little bit about the raid
8:05 pm
and the intensity of that raid last night. >> reporter: john, the police are talking about having used 5,000 rounds of ammunition. there was a very intense gun battle that it this off at 4:30 in the morning. they were clearly prepared, they had the weapons, they had the suicide belts and they had the rounds of ammunition. if you can imagine this, one of the best trained best equipped forces in france going up against these people in the apartment, battlin battling agam for more than an hour before they can even get close. 5,000 rounds of ammunition. >> you talk about paris on edge last night, can you talk about the impact this is having on the people of paris today? >> it's not making people feel any better, people are jittery. what happened in st. denis, too
8:06 pm
much that the french police do not have a handle on. the people who were in that apartment, whether they were a command and control cell for the other operatives, were that they were themselves planning to carry out an additional attack which seems very likely. it came very, very close. these people had the will. they had the means. they had the arms. and they clearly were in a position where they were prepared to die. so again, this was an extremely lucky break. whatever intelligence, whoever provided the intelligence, the french have said variously, that they knew or they believed, that the blond woman who later committed suicide, with the suicide vest was a cousin of one of the most wanted men in europe. they felt she might be prepared to offer him shelter. they began surveillance of her late last week. they were listening to wiretaps,
8:07 pm
what was going on in that apartment. the people they most sought were there that's why they moved. but again that came only after the attacks of last friday. >> all right sheila thanks very much. we'll talk again. france is demanding districter i.d. checks in and out of the eu. officials will provide a list of demands during an emergency eu meeting tomorrow. france wants to retain flight information for anyone traveling within europe's 26 country free travel zone. to impose new curbs on gun sales and trades and to better monitor nonelectronic payments and cash transactions. in brussels today more than 2,000 people attended a peace rally in mollenbeck, home of two of the paris suspected attackers. police are trying to convince are the citizens that mollenbeck
8:08 pm
is not a breeding ground offing attackers. >> stigmatized by recent events to some extent this has been a backlash against the media. a little while earlier this evening there was a candlelight vigil. they're coming to pay tribute, but belgian police are taking no chances. checking everyone for weapons and explosives. community leaders are holding a vigil here in the mollenbeck district of brussels, partly in memory of the victims of the paris attacks. >> translator: it was important for me as a muslim to come out on the street to say i'm against terrorism. the real terrorists are monsters, she says. to clean up a neighborhood of
8:09 pm
the officials said is a hotbed of jihadi violence. you people from tv make up that mollenbeck is like baghdad, molleenbeck is like inanyplace else. authorities also say some of the most high profile attacks in europe, last year and this, have had at least some link to mollenbeck. beneath the very windows of the apartments where two suicide bombers were from. if you look at the window of the apartment, their family has lit a candle. in another brussels neighborhood, mother of 4, salah ben ali, not only for victims
8:10 pm
but also parents whose sons became the assailants. a mother who cries, cries the same tears, whether it is a mother who committed the attacks or died in the attacks. these are the same tear drops of suffering. , she says. controversial are comments, yet her own 19-year-old son died in the war in syria two years ago. ben ali believes lack of integration, as well as the rise of certain types of preachers are to blame. if you live in a ghetto community where muslims stay among themselves, there is extremist salifaisst preachers. hypocrisy by western nations and their lack of action to stop syria's civil war are also squarely to blame. the politician he of the world
8:11 pm
power should soften their message and should stop thinking that they control the world. they decide when there is war, and who they help. our children left because they saw nobody was really helping syria, she says. but it seems like authorities have little time for that political debate right now. the evening prior to the peace vigil anti-terror police were kicking down doors just a few blocks away. that was the ongoing manhunt, the fugitive mollenbeck reside resident, salah abeslam, police warn he may still be armed and dangerous. now they also went on to ask the mother we interviewed in that report, whether there would be any quick fix, whether she saw any quick solution, not to join
8:12 pm
fighters in syria, not to come back to europe to launch home grown attacks here. she said quite frankly the problems that have led to this have been years in the making, they will take years to solve. she said to me carl, what i believe before there is a solution, many more mothers will be shedding tears, either because their sons were killed fighting in syria or because there have been more victims of terror attacks here in europe. john. >> are karl pennhall. thank you. i wanted to go back to the video we showed at the top of the broadcast, that the daily plaimail released. what will they study, how will it help them in their
8:13 pm
investigation? >> well, they'll be looking at obviously any video image of the assailants. the important thing here is the location. they will be looking for, as they found, a cell phone in a trash can. any identifying marks. because john at the end of the day, the only important thing is who are the principals involved, once you have their names then you can begin to look at bank records, signals, intelligence, their computer's phone records, social groups, anything and then you start sort of a set of concentric circles working out and interviewing anyone they had contact with, communication they would have had, verbal, computer, phone, otherwise because you're trying to identify the group that is work together to try to execute those attacks. so it's all about identification. >> so after this raid, it now appears that there might have been another attack that was planned and it might have been
8:14 pm
soon. why would i.s.i.l. have launched an attack so soon when there is such scrutiny from paris police? >> john, it is a great question. it sort of breaks the mold here. as we think of attacks we've had in the past in the united states and elsewhere the most common form of attack is one in which an attack is executed and then the folks go on the lamb. go into hiding. they get the hell out of dodge because once the attack is executed obviously everyone is focused. the police are out. they're searching for you. people are staying indoors, it is not a hospitable environment in which to execute a follow-on attack pickup but it ma. but it may be. these are theories not facts. it may be. this is one of the earlier attacks when you were talking to one of the reporters. their calculus is if we do this attack, we have this under control we put police on the
8:15 pm
streets, it's going to be safe, we're going to find them then they execute a second attack then that has greater psychological repercussions, making people feel more afraid. you heard a little of that in some of the reporting from paris. on the one hand they're taking a risk that they're going to get wrapped up or foiled. but they're paying that risk in order to cause greater fear for having staged successive attacks. >> all right jim walsh, g jim it's good to see you, thank you very much. president obama has hinted that the u.s. is open to working with moscow, but the idea is facing some stiff resistance within the u.s. military. jamie mcintire is at the pentagon, jamie. >> john you might think with russia now bombing i.s.i.l. held territory in syria that the u.s. might be able to coordinate and cooperate with russia to defeat a common foe. but today here at the pentagon a
8:16 pm
military spokesman laid out why the u.s. has deep reservations about what he called russia's reckless and irresponsible bombing campaign. the pentagon says it's not just who russia's targeting but how the air strikes are carried out. with unguided bombs and sloppy targeting that the pentagon argues shows little respect for syrian citizens. cold war era heavy bombers, baghdad ridiculed as antiquated. >> putting ten ships in the air at one time or 12 or even more, very old fashioned and those are the type of tactics needed only if you don't possess the technology, the skills and the capabilities to conduct the type of precision strikes that our coalition conducts. >> contrasted the russian
8:17 pm
bombardment against u.s. fuel trucks that were essentially sitting ducks, parked near the southeast border with iraq. destroyed 100 of the trucks in spectacular fashion, conducted only after leaf lets were dropped warning that a bombardment was away. >> we're not this business to kill civilians. we're in this business to stop i.s.i.l. to defeat i.s.i.l. we insist these trucks although they are being used for operations that support i.s.i.l, the truck drivers themselves probably not members of i.s.i.l. they're probably just civilians. granted they're oil smugglers but they're not really members of i.s.i.l. so many of them have got the message, that smuggling oil for i.s.i.l. is a much more dangerous business now than it was last week. >> so while president obama seemed to leave the door open to
8:18 pm
joint u.s.-russia air strikes -- >> we're going to wait and see whether in fact russia does end up devoting more attention to targets that are i.s.i.l. targets. and if it does so then it's something we welcome. >> reporter: the pentagon just as quickly slammed it shut. >> the u.s. military of course has the greatest aviators on earth so they're capable of flying with anybody. that said, we have no plans to conduct coordinated operations with the russians. >> the pentagon is still assessinassessing what russia he i.s.i.l. stronghold of raqqa, right now there's no evidence that russia hit anything that was on the u.s. target list. john. >> jamie mcintire, jamie, thank you. coming up the mastermind, the man suspected of plotting the attack on paris. bomb claim.
8:19 pm
>> it happened to be so precisely placed or luckily placed. >> did the explosive planted 92 soda can bring down the russian jet? and living in america but not really welcome. we talked to a refugee in syria who calls the u.s. home. . home.
8:20 pm
8:21 pm
>> i.s.i.l. is backing up its claim that it brought down a russian plane in egypt last month killing all 224 people on board. the group has released a photo of what u it says is the bomb.
8:22 pm
lisa stark is in washington. lisa. >> john, the device is a soda can packed with explosives. something this small if placed correctly, authorities say could bring down a plane. this looks like an ordinary soda can but according to i.s.i.l. online magazine, it is the bomb that brought down the russian jet liner in the sinai last month. smuggled through airport security in a loophole in sharm el sheikh. a group affiliated with i.s.i.l. claimed it downed the jet in retaliation of russian air strikes in syria. just last week, russia said it believed a explosive brought down the plane and vladimir putin vowed to find those responsible. >> we will find them anywhere on
8:23 pm
earth and punish them. >> to say the alleged sow today can was discussed. >> questions about the type of explosive device, that was utilized. is it the type that would have been detected if you will, going through our own systems here? >> since 9/11 there have been two improvised explosive devices smuggled on planes bound by for the u.s. shoe bomber richard reed and underware bomber abu matalla. reviving concerns about security at foreign airports. if a bomb was smuggled on board, it might have been by an employee. former fbi counterterrorism agent tim clemente said there are ways to reduce the risk. >> leave no one alone, break up
8:24 pm
customary teams, if you have a five person team that normally works together doing baggage handling, break that team up, put together another team so there can't be a side structure that remains intact. >> reporter: going through criminal checks before being lierd and every two years. hired and every two years. most do not go through security checkpoints like passengers do. planes, though, remain tempting targets. and experts say the russian crash only underscores that. >> the fact that they succeeded in this one is just an embolden them, i.s.i.s, al qaeda and other groups to try again and try and try again. >> now homeland security security jeh johnson says in the days after the russian crash he did order extra security measures for airports in that
8:25 pm
region, airports for which planes fly directly to the united states. so clearly homeland security watching this very carefully, they're not ready to say for sure that they think it is a bomb. they're waiting for more evidence but obviously they're keeping a close eye. john. >> lisa thank you. i.s.i.l. is making more threats against the united states. the group released a video showing images of times square here in new york. nypd says there's no current or specific threat to the city. investigators say while the video is not new it shows that new york remains a top target. kim peterson is a counterterrorism specialist. the president of the security firm security dynamics is in new york tonight. let's talk about sharm el sheikh and the airport, what you know about it. >> it's a small regional airport that's located in a developing country and one beset by terrorism going back many decades. >> so when we're talking about a
8:26 pm
soda can bomb, you know how much explosive has to be in that can to blow a hole in an airline liner? >> well, there's some dispute about that. after richard reed's arrest, they looked at the amount of explosive that he had in his shoe which was a little over two ounces. and they determined that they believe that was sufficient to breach the skin of an aircraft at altitude. there's also been a study where, in the netherlands, that less than a half an ounce was enough. it depends on the type of explosive, the amount of the explosive, where the explosion takes place on the aircraft and the altitude as well. >> this bomb would have had to completely bypass any security right? >> that's right. >> would that mean an airport employee? would that mean somebody who just didn't have their luggage
8:27 pm
run through that scanner? >> that's not likely. back in the '70s the most pref prevalent attack with bombs, trigger a bomb placed in the hold of an aircraft. but with the adadvent of x ray medicines, terrorists groups ads aqap, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, and device they secret onto the aircraft. if you have a soda can loaded with patn or c 3, it wouldn't take a lot of explosives to bring down an aircraft especially at 30,000 feet. and that can might be brought on either by someone who is working for the aircraft maintenance company. it might be the airline itself or if the security is poor it might be brought on buy
8:28 pm
passenger themselves. >> is it complicated to put a bomb like that together? >> well, the technology has been around for quite a while. john i brought with me a training aide that we using, this is a standard soda can and hasn't been opened and by any observation would appear to be quite normal. if you open it up at the bottom it would reveal that inside, the can, you have a simulated explosive in this training dwees which is c-4, about four ounces and here, the detonating device would be a blasting cap, much like we saw in the photograph, that i.s.i.s. published earlier today. a power supply which in this case is a nine-volt battery as well as a trigger that might set the bomb to detonate in 15 or 20 minutes so that it might be act
8:29 pm
actuated. . >> if that went through a security scanner it would light up, they would know something was in that bag yes or no? >> that depends on how trained your scanners would be. if they are not expecting something that last like r circuitry in this can they might not detect it. >> it wouldn't have fluid in it. you're not supposed to bring fluid on board. that wouldn't have fluid in it. would that raise a red flag? >> it would depend on the airport and how are experienced the people are. in a place like sharm el sheikh, it might have been the case that somebody might have brought that on, i doubt that was the case today but it might have happened previously. >> thank you for your insight. we appreciate it. >> you're welcome john. >> coming up on the broadcast, what we know about the alleged
8:30 pm
mastermind of friday's attacks. and president obama calls it hysteria, the hot rhetoric in washington about what to do with syrian refugees. we'll be right back. 'll be right back. but it's real... and we show you like no-one else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight.
8:31 pm
>> hello everyone welcome to al
8:32 pm
jazeera america, this is john siegenthaler. >> a war of a terrorist who has decided to declare war on us.
8:33 pm
>> a look at the mastermind behind the attacks. refugees and risks, the debate in washington and across the nation. >> it would mean a pause in the program. before we could be certain beyond any doubt that those coming here are not a threat. >> is it more harmful to take syrians in or shut them out? plus penalty phase. russia's alleged crime, doping now its athletes are learning the punishment. tonight french police are intensifying the manhunt for the alleged mastermind of the deadly paris attacks. there was a raid today on the possible hideout of abdel hamid abaaoud. evidence was seized, eight people were taken into custody after a shootout but the fate of abaaoud is still unknown and new video tonight of the attacks in paris last friday. this surveillance video was
8:34 pm
obtained by the daily mail. it has just been released. you're looking at one of the restaurants attacked by the killers. you see bullets being sprayed across the cafe windows, people scrascrambling, the video showsa gunman walking outside, and while we wade wait to see where abdel hamid abaaoud has been, we look at where least been. >> he is raised in the mollenbeck neighborhood, a place known for overcrowding. went to an exclusive catholic school in an upscale district. he reportedly lasted only one year. the new york times reports that abaaoud was arrested in 2010 for a petty crime and eventually went to prison. by early last year he had made his way to syria. his family has long since
8:35 pm
distanced themselves from abaaoud, and rejoiced when they heard he was killed on the battlefield last fall. the reports his sister as saying we are pleased that he is dead. attacks in belgium and elsewhere including the paris bound train attack foiled by several american passengers in august and another plot against a church in the suburbs of paris. as a result european security officials had already been watching him. they barely missed him on a raid they set up in a safe house. reports vary on his importance to i.s.i.l. some say he's close to i.s.i.l. leader abd abd. abu bakr al-baghdadi. though his role may be more of an operational commander. turned undercover terrorism
8:36 pm
operative, you know how these groups like i.s.i.l. work. with the intense level of raids being conducted throughout europe now what's the reaction? what's i.s.i.l.'s reaction in response? >> well, they will behave like other criminal extremist groups. they will try to avoid detection, go to other safe houses if they have them and i'd be surprised if they don't have them. or go dark on their communications. >> what doesn't united states understand? >> this is not a group you can negotiate with. you can even negotiate with al qaeda. but a group that wants to take over the world as ridiculous as it sounds or take over the middle east, there is no concessions you can give to them saying can you have your little sheria state over there. we thought we could contain them
8:37 pm
quote unquote, that was a misescalation. >> well as you know the bombing raids hav have intensified in sa and iraq. yet for every many cell that is destroyed, five more are created. >> their grievance narrative will be you stopped the bombings but you killed all these people already in the bombings so we got to continue our operations against you. while there is something to be said about that, for those who are so inclined, i'm sure it will draw -- drive them to i.s.i.s. but you know the reality is it doesn't matter what you do. they will continue to target you as the enemy. >> well francois hollande said that france is at war. but how do you stop those new recruits? >> stopping new recruits, it's on a spectrum of activity. you know at the low end of it we
8:38 pm
can say the theoretically if you remove the conditions underlying the recruiting, that is marginalization discrimination in france that's going to take decades and decades to fix. this is not something that can be done any time soon. when you step up or move along the spectrum you can then look at prevention programs, councilling programs, radicalization programs, community led in that sense and you can you know lessen the pool of recruits. but at the more enforcement end of things, it's to use human intelligence signals intelligence and police action. >> 9/11 was a turning point for you but your experience is rare. do you see the paris attacks on innocent civilians tri triggeria similar reaction? >> i do. some of these people, i've micro-engaged with some of these individuals for a long time. i've turned people who were
8:39 pm
supporters, i remember after the westgate attack by al shabaab, this is not the religion, there is no justification for this in the religion. once they realize that there isn't they will think twice. >> moven as you know, whether to welcome refugees from syria especially muslims, is that antiislam sentiment just playing into i.s.i.l.'s hands? >> absolutely it is. they have a manifesto called the black flags of rome, which they want to sabotage the co-existence relative co-existence in which we exist. what they said these attacks will create such intolerable conditions for muslims especially backlash that it will force marginalized muslims into our hands. so it is most definitely playing into their hands.
8:40 pm
we're doing exactly what they wrote down on paper they wanted to see happen. >> moven shaker it's good to see you again. thank you very much. >> thank you very much for having me. >> the attacks have brought up a bitter debate in congress. democrats in congress are pushing back. president obama says he will veto the bill, libby casey reports. >> the u.s. should move to indefinitely suspend resettling syrian refugees here. >> over the syrian refugee program. >> records simply do not exist this a war or the syria to properly vet individuals with needed confidence. >> president obama traveling in the philippines defended the program and said stoking the fears could help i.s.i.l. recruit followers. >> we are not well served when, in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear
8:41 pm
fear and panic. >> presidential candidate senator ted cruz took the criticism personally. >> i would encourage mr. president, come back and insult me to my face. >> cruz stated that it's lunacy to accept syrian refugees on american soil. >> attacking me and everyone else in this country who believes we should not be bringing in tens of thousands of syrian muslim refugees. >> cruz is among the ranks of republicans who say syrian christians should be let in not muslims. >> we will not have a religious test, only a security test. >> the house bill would stop the syrian refugee program in its tracks until congress is satisfied that it's safe. the u.s. has only taken in about 2,000 syrian refugees out of 4
8:42 pm
million registered with the united nations. and the process already takes 18 to 24 months. but ryan says it should be tougher. the house bill says the fbi director must certify that a refugee has undergone a background examination and not threat to the u.s. then it's up to the fbi and homeland security and the director of national intelligence must unanimously certify that the person is not a threat. its inspector-general must review all sophistications annually. but the top democrat on the security committee says the vetting is already rigorous. >> we must not lose sight of the fact that three quarters of the refugee population are women and children. >> before leaving washington for a ten day thanksgiving break, libby casey, al jazeera, washington. >> the white house says 2100
8:43 pm
syrian refugees is been admitted to the united states since 9/11 and not one has been arrested for terrorist-related activity. 25-year-old refugee yamen gazal came to the u.s. from aleppo almost ten years ago, gazal has applied for asylum in the u.s. but a judge won't hear the case until 2017. joins us from irvine, california. why did you leave syria? >> after you graduate you have no choice, even you have to serve the military which you are going to be killing people or you're going to be killed somehow. because if you are going to say no i'm not going to kill people they're going to kill you. they're going to find a reason to kill you because you are cheating on the military or so. so you have two choices in this case. to be killed or killing people which i don't think there's like a human being like to do this. or you have to leave. >> why did you want to come to the u.s? why not turkey, why not lebanon?
8:44 pm
>> the immigrants people in turkey and lebanon and jordan even, there's not the opportunities for them to work, to do this stuff. and america it's not as -- what it's called, opportunities country. so if you're working hard, and we do work hard, as a syrian people, i'm not talking about only myself, talking about the whole syrian people if you work hard you can get something and there's a lot of opportunities here. >> after the attacks in paris there are lots of questions now whether or not syrians should be able to come to this country, whether they should be able to seek asylum, whether this country should take refugees in from syria. give me your reaction to what you're hearing today and that fear. >> if they're a tourist and they want to do some tourist stuff they're going to stay in syria. they're not going to ask to come to the u.s. because now there is a lot of people fighting in syria, so it's going to be better for them to stay there and fight with the
8:45 pm
people, why to come to the u.s., if they're going to like if they're looking to do some bad stuff, you know what i mean sir? >> you think americans should be afraid of syrian refugee? >> no, at all. we're not here just to destroy this country. so we shouldn't be afraid of the syrian refugees. we're just looking for safe life. we're trying to be in a democracy like country. we're trying to looking for seeking for freedom. especially in this situation in this war or in syria, you have to look at like in humanity way, so people are dying every day. and they're seeking your help. as an american like government, they're seeking your help. they're not asking you to give them money. they're not asking you i anythi. just safe save a place for the. >> what would you tell the american people in this country who say we don't want syrians in
8:46 pm
the united states, we can't afford it and we're worried, we're afraid. what would you tell them? >> okay i'd tell them first of all we're not asking you to give us any money. we're just look at the situation like as a human being. think about your children. imagine that they're in that situation, in syria, they're bombing all the time. there's a lot of people dying every second. at least 200 people died today, every single day. so think about it. let's see, imagine your family there and you're trying to like to ask for a visa for them. they're going to say no don't let them come? >> that was syrian refugee yamen gazel. >> band members of eagle deaf metal are speaking out. their merchandise manager and three employees of their record company were killed. in a facebook message the band
8:47 pm
said, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened. although bonded in grief, with the citizens of paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion. meanwhile in turkey, an attempt at unity was marred today, fans at a soccer match in istanbul apparently booed for the victims of paris. there are some reports that fans were chanting, allah achbar. a french police dog was cold during the police attack in paris. a hashed, je suis chien, i'm a
8:48 pm
dog, is now trending on twitter. five officers were injured during the operation. we'll have more on the paris attacks, but first coming up. discipline russia faces after being accused of doping in international competition. nal competition.
8:49 pm
8:50 pm
>> the world antidoping agency ruled unanimously against russia today. the group accused russia of
8:51 pm
widespread doping in international competition. but russia isn't out of the olympics just yet. jim hooley is reporting. jim. >> one thing is obvious, they have a lot of work they have to do and not that much time to do it. when you look at the calendar, the summer olympics coming up in rio, in brazil, less than a year away. but one thing that is really obvious in all of this is the fact that this is a major wakeup call today, not only for the russians but the international sports community. the world antidoping agency today voted to sanction russia for widespread drug cheating. it's a decision that could bar russian athletes from competing in brazil. >> we asked for evidence, the evidence didn't help us in any way. it's quite clear they're noncompliant, they've been
8:52 pm
declared noncompliant to date. >> the group known as wada, state sponsored cheating, in a decision announced earlier this month. >> you can't give me back my podium celebration, or family celebration time. >> alicia montano, was robbed of a medal. the wading organization recommends russia be banned for life. >> proud to represent my country in such a manner, can't give that back to me. and at the end of the day it's robbery. >> the recommended bans were prompted in part by secretly recorded doping admission, by
8:53 pm
gold and bronze medal winners. the chief medical officer of russia's drug federation. wada accuses him of destroying samples. and intimidating workers into falsifying the results. wada stripped the lab of its accreditation. indicates that the corruption went to the highest levels of russian sport and the world track and field governing body last week suspended russia from all competition perhaps indefinitely through the olympic games. dick pound was the author of the report. >> it was more extensive than we
8:54 pm
thought. video recordings and audio recordings of people in the system. >> they should be banned from the following olympics and they need a complete cleanup. hoping to be racing in a 100% clean 800 women's final. >> technically, it is not final but one more hurdle to overcome if russ i russia is to compete . not only like to see them banned from the upcoming olympic hoist but all world competitions in the future in the years to come. john. >> so jim what would it take for russia to actually be able to compete in the olympics? >> well john they have to become compliant with the wada, antidoping rules and
8:55 pm
regulations, the doping agency, too, those two agencies on the russian end accused of massive cheating as one wada official said today, the ball now is definitely in russia's court. they have a lot of work to do john. >> jim hooley thank you. >> protesting the shooting death of a black man erupted in violence. >> hey you (bleep). >> after officers broke up an encampment that had been there for several days. police identified mark riggenberg and dustin schwartz as the two officers involved in the shooting of 22-year-old jamal clark. those officers are on administrative leave. the new york city mayor bill deblasio has announced a nearly $3 billion plan to fight
8:56 pm
homelessness. the plan will create 15,000 housing units, including onsite social services, to treat victim victims of drug abuse. ing coming up next, a busy day in pictures, raids in france, how the world is responding to the paris attacks. after this.
8:57 pm
8:58 pm
8:59 pm
>> now to the pictures that defined the day. they're from around the world and they have a common theme. walls, punctured by bullets, residents escorted from the scene, as the raid un unfolded, technicians worked on the flight deck of the charles de gaulle. in syria, i.s.i.l. targets were hit with more air strikes from france, from russia. families ravaged by years of war continued to flee the country. many crossed the sea and arrive at the shores in greece. but their journey is just beginning. here at home, they have become a political pawn. some say they should not be resettled in america. in new york mayor bill glai deblasio said they needed to be welcomed. and stressed the point by showing an image we are all
9:00 pm
familiar with to drive home his message. in he oakland, at a naturalization ceremony nearly a thousand were sworn in as u.s. citizens. back in paris, the city of light is basked in the nation's colors to pay tribute to the lives that were taken. that's our broadcast. i'm john siegenthaler. i'll see you back here tomorrow night. ali velshi is next. >> i'm david schuster in for ali velshi. "on target" tonight, morality versus security. reality check hard liners on both sides of the syrian refugee debate. istanbul, turkey where millions of refugees have gone in search of a new life.

24 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on