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the trade as iraqi forces claim the home of kirkuk province from peshmerga forces. welcome to al jazeera on live from i had. also ahead. so side bombs targeting mosques in afghanistan killing more seventy people plus all the ritual of they have broken the rule of law a basic principle of the european union and a few hours from now spangler expected to unveil details of its plan to take control of cotton on yet. still with limited power and puerto rico a month since hurricane marriott devastated the region the islanders look to the u.s. for help. iraqi
forces have claimed control of the whole of chemical province off to intense fighting against kurdish peshmerga forces the army says they capture the last town which is situated at a bill with the help of shia militias stephanie deca reports from the front line with some peshmerga feel they're being betrayed. a new front line opened early friday iraqi forces together with have still shabbier shia militias move towards peshmerga positions. in kurdish it's around thirty kilometers south of erbil on the road to kirkuk. yes they were talking it out and play another talking from dbase also and there's nothing we can do about it only on the coalition forces to come in and help as it hit the peshmerga no doubt we have martyrs. a steady stream of reinforcements were sent throughout the day blankets in
mattresses packed in with the soldiers ready to defend their positions many here feel betrayed by iraqi government leaders in baghdad some fellow kurds and the international community. in reality when we used to fight i saw everyone used to play the peshmerga they are brave they are fighting for the world and now they have done this plan they are attacking us as i see right now everyone is turning their backs on us. mortar shells machine guns were fired throughout the day well it's going to everyone here is tense. there's a heavy presence of ambulances here waiting to take any of the injured. back to our . prime minister has ordered iraqi forces not to enter abele and to stick to what he called the two thousand and three lines this is all about just. territory's
longstanding on resolved issues between baghdad in erbil about what the benchmark against more territory since two thousand and fourteen is pushed out of many areas the iraqi army used to control and last month's referendum on secession seems to been the final straw for the iraqi government and neighboring countries who oppose kurdish independence the irony there were very similar scenes just a year ago as the peshmerga iraqi government forces and shia militias all moved in to ward a common enemy eisel but now their guns are turned on each other stephanie decker al-jazeera on the road to kirkuk michael patient is a former adviser to medical. and he says the latest fighting show its hopes for an independent kurdish state may be a thing of the past. this is a very serious situation now i doubt it is actually treating the kurdish population of iraq like they're there isis in a way they're actually conducting military operations against the peshmerga and
they're still isis pockets in and around we just. so this is this is this is move lateral on to to punish the kurds for this peaceful lot and then they're surprised that the united states didn't back them up and the k.g.b. barzani's party is surprised at the puke a case that would be that i don't want to. kurdish regional governments. in can cook you know federal forces we keep hearing federal forces are moving in but we need to find these kind of forces there counterterrorism forces and hospitals shall be hired you see back to melissa's not just sheer militias but commanded by customs full of money lieutenant audio armory and on many on one hand it's so how do we use counterterrorism forces against the kurds and then the u.s. state department says we're not taking sides well if you're not taking sides you're actually taking a side you're taking not
a good side and you're actually taking to iran side. let's move on to other news now and has claimed responsibility for one of two attacks. more than seventy people have been killed and one attack a man walked into a mosque in the capital of. an explosive vest killing at least thirty nine people and during dozens of of those. attending friday prayers the second attack happened in the central province. one thirty three people were killed including a rebel commander who was apparently the target of the attack. right after the cleric started the prayers i was passing by the mosque and the explosion happened. the people all the windows of the mosque were shattered from a nearby checkpoint trying to control the crowd. victims endured by the shattered windows were taken to hospital by ambulance and the dead bodies were lying. has
more from kabul. the attacker made his way into the in mom's arm on mosque in the middle of friday prayers he placed himself in the middle of those prayer growers' now that of course is a shia mosque in western kabul and then he detonated his bomb killing scores of people injuring scores of others this is one of a number of attacks that have happened against the shia population the vast number of these attacks though against shia have been claimed by the islamic states in an increase as they kind of increase their offensive here in afghanistan at the same time as that was happening here in kabul in central afghanistan and province another attacker another bomber detonated a bomb in another mosque this is a sunni mosque now his attacker his target quite different a local militia commander and his men but these two attacks kept off a very very bloody deadly week across afghanistan where we've seen not only these attacks on friday but across afghanistan the taliban have killed at least one
hundred fifty people in the north in the south in the east in the southwest of afghanistan give you an idea of the challenges the afghan security forces face the afghan government determined to bring the taliban to the peace table but not only is the afghan government facing a resurgent taliban you also have other anti-government forces as well creating unrest in afghanistan. let's take a closer look at the recent attacks and of forty three soldiers were killed on thursday after the storm the military campaign in my once district setting off two suicide car bombs before a gun battle flashes also attacked a police headquarters in the southeastern province of gaza only on thursday the group was responsible for an ambush in the northern province which killed six police officers on wednesday on tuesday taliban suicide bombers carried out a wave of attacks targeting police compounds and government facilities killing at least seventy four people well some of those the former afghan ambassador to france
and canada he says the attacks show that afghan security forces have been ineffective. the afghan issue is becoming more complex there are more regional players involved i think there are reports that the russians have a new agenda that the iranians now feeling more heat from washington may also alter some of their agenda. the baggage that is apparent in the job there for many years which has not helped afghanistan find stability and security but. what the afghan government needs to do is on one hand to make sure that there is better management it better leadership at the head of the security forces and also in middle management. the commanders need to make sure that they protect their forces to protect their bases i think that is up to these goofy and at the same time the project of strengthening the afghan pauses in order to protect afghanistan and to
stabilize afghanistan needs to go on at least thirty police officers have been killed in the shootout in egypt the attack took place and what has al badia district of the gazer government southwest of cairo we'll bring you more information on that as it becomes available to us of the shift of counterterrorism strategy to focus more on africa defense actually james mattis met with members of congress on friday to explain the change that comes as the white house has been under pressure to be more forthcoming about the deaths of four american soldiers in asia two weeks ago after the meetings senior republican lindsey graham talked about the u.s. strategy. the war is morphing we're going to see more actions in africa and less you're going to see more aggression by the united states toward her and it is not less we're going to have decisions being made not in the white house but out in the field and i support that entire construct so the rules of engagement are going to
change when it comes to counterterrorism operation we're going to move to status based targeting so if you find somebody who's a member of a terrorist organization then we can use lethal force they don't have to present an immediate threat. is the former u.s. assistant secretary of defense and he says there needs to be more transparency about what happened in the share and why. this is something that certainly the congress should have been made aware of it's certainly something that the american people should know because if you send their sons and daughters into battle we ought to know exactly what's involved in what other countries are we talking about i doubt that most people even knew we were in air and according to the pentagon they were the soup for an advise and assist mission it was not a combat mission we didn't have any air power we had the french was supposed to come and help us out but they couldn't drop bombs
a soul is running very very chaotically there why did they not get all of the dead soldiers out you know the military is very strong about you leave no one behind you know how did how did that happen what was the role of contract is it ended up a contractor not a u.s. military person or civil servant was in there and you know on how many of them are there i mean and how much are we spending on this we have an africa command why didn't they come and tell us right after this happened what was going on the u.s. secretary of state is heading to the middle east on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in the region vexed us and says fall to saudi arabia and we'll discuss the ongoing war and yemen and the crisis between gulf states and costa says de jonas and said he had little hope that the months long diplomatic dispute would be of his all soon blaming the full blockading nations for refusing to engage in talks. still ahead on the bulletin. we've
got folks who are deliberately trying to make folks say. to form a u.s. presence on the attack against donald trump and that break from longstanding tradition of remaining silent. i'm andrew thomas in sydney all australians writes it's a recent survey suggests as many as one in four people here that's despite this country being on paper one of the most multicultural in the world. how the weather is lost he said barack ross eastern parts of the us but we've got some increasing class spilling into central parts seizing up across the deep south texas will see cloud and rain coming for him another band of cloud and some wintry
weather will push its way in across the mountain state that cloud that will stand up towards the northern plains easing up into the canadian prairie sunshine for the eastern side of the u.s. into eastern parts of canada further west we are going to say that really wet weather pushing in across the good parts of seattle pushing over towards oregon into the western side of kind of a little sneak a little further research as we go on through sunday so washington state oregon seeing some of that wet weather look at the rain really popping up across central parts of the u.s. just twenty three celsius in dallas and those heavy downpours extend right up to the lakes but on the other hand staying fine and dry with pleasant sunshine twenty one celsius there for new york decent amount of sunshine into parts of the caribbean but the central and western powers we have some live in the forecast some wet weather coming through jamaica as we go on through day making its way further west was that western side of the caribbean increasingly wet.
an indian mining company is heading to australia to build one of the world's biggest mines will it be an economic bonanza or an ecological disaster. at this time on al-jazeera. it's impossible to underestimate the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the billion trillion dollars of debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government about real people.
with. stories. of providence from. the help of. seventy people have been killed in the twin suicide bombings the attacks happened. and. of course. the military is counterterrorism efforts will focus more on africa. the death of. earlier this month. somali government officials say the number of people killed in the country's worst attack has risen to three hundred and fifty eight the president says al-shabaab is behind last weekend's twin bombings. sponsibility bought the
accusation is prompting fears about future tactics the home of the reports from. some of the. bombing in mogadishu lifted a broad for treatment. much needed medical supplies patients. talk of finally getting a. talks become more lethal medical workers say they are forced to improvise their treatment plans for the may. have been. there were many. is the time when you can see. how extended. the. blast yet to be published u.n. reports. new ways of constructing improvised bombs and destructive.
it says the wait till the explosives has also increased and along with military devices the group uses. but also fuel and gas canisters to. damage. two thousand and yet they continue to considerable influence and. complex the election system in which many businesses give them monthly contributions and with the. big companies and. millions of dollars for their campaign of violence. the united nations illegal taxation scheme simple expulsion and other so-called fees. on the strength. of the witness of the somali government help the fight to succeed so money is going to be as angry and i stress and it. seems there's
a huge amount of you know you know. the union and the e.u. and i'm so on and. if you want to talk. about. some presidencies it's time to act i believe it's time for us to come together and. to your night against. foreign ideology which we have which has nothing to do with islam. which has nothing to do with our culture. doesn't solve somalis remain missing and many families are in mourning for them this is a massive blow in the war against al shabab mohamed atta while just mogadishu somalia. to argentina now it's been confirmed that the body found in a river on tuesday as
a missing activist santiago maldonado his brother says are not identified his body has disappearance in all that's led to protests around the country both major parties contesting sunday's congressional elections suspended campaigning after the discovery of the body one of the reports from one aside as. there were demonstrations across argentina and huge social media campaign asking a simple question where is. the twenty eight year old activist disappeared an organist during a protest in support of indigenous rights in the south of the country. i want to ask those who lead our country's president maurice your mockery and his minister . was here. and i want to ask them where santiago is it is urgent that he be
alive we need him for the wellbeing of everybody and for all the santiago's out there. slick elation was rife opponents of the government generally believed he'd been beaten possibly killed by the police and his body hidden there asking why it took seventy seven days to find the body in an area that was searched three times other speculated that he drowned or disappeared voluntarily perhaps crossing into neighboring chile pressure was on the government especially the security minister to provide conclusive answers on it almost i said you've been a computer going to i will not allow you senator. to compare our government to their dictatorship that's an atrocity if happiness is have been committed by security forces you should know that those involved will be sanctioned accordingly . memories in argentina are still strong from the one nine hundred seventy s. and eighty's the time of the so-called dirty war with an estimated thirty thousand people were kidnapped tortured and killed by the military authorities both the main
parties fighting sunday's legislative elections have suspended campaigning where the sensitive case and human rights the top of the political agenda. when osiris. now in just a few things prime minister the horrors of specter to unveil specific measures to impose directly on cotton on your meanwhile cattle and separatists are now calling for a new kind of protests and summons reports from barcelona. an online message from a pro independence campaign group saying peaceful direct action shows the power of the people. the call was to take some money out of banks that are moving their registration out of catalonia in case of independence withdrawals of one hundred fifty five euro the number of an article in the constitution being triggered to impose direct rule on catalonia by madrid
why because this spanish dictatorship is unbearable a ventilator some of the implementation i think putting pressure on is a good move with thousands of people doing the same thing if there is one program i mean some ed symbolic the government still has no mood for any compromise. in catalonia there are movements that want revolution so they want civil disobedience today there was a call to withdraw money from banks. then came a message from the prime minister himself saying the crisis was at a critical. point out his party in the main opposition were agreed on actions. they have broken the rule of law a basic principle of the european union they have deprived the representatives of the opposition of their right to exercise control and government imagine if i decided to close parliament so nobody could question me it would be
a scandalous situation. article one five five from the one nine hundred seventy eight constitution will take power away from the regional government here it could mean elections it could mean a formal declaration of independence it might lead to public disorder in barcelona and now you really sense a fear of the unknown on both sides of the divide in this crisis shared by politicians and the people alike we fear that we are going to need. so to me as a danger and that maybe we will not be able to push back when we are there and that's a feeling that they sing we all are in barcelona half right now. on saturday will hold we will hold an emergency cabinet meeting it's unlikely to calm the situation right now and there's a risk it could mean calls for peaceful direct action could turn into something more dangerous andrew simmons al-jazeera. it's been one month since harken maria
had puerto rico and eighty percent of the island still without power who is working around the clock to try to fix hundreds of kilometers of power lines of the governor of puerto rico says it could be another two months before full power is restored what due to a lack of money and workers the u.s. government has been criticized for slow response to the crisis alan fisher has more than sound one. this is normally the convention center in san juan the capital of puerto rico but for the last month this has been the coordinating hub of all the rescue efforts across the island the federal emergency management agency the department of defense a number of local agencies and a number of charities are all based here trying to coordinate relief efforts but one month or one after the hurricane many people are saying they're seeing nothing nothing from any of these agencies coming into their communities to help them there are many people here still without food still without electricity still without drinking water there are real health concerns as well because people are turning to
polluted water just to try and slick their thirst or even doing simple things like washing their clothes in water that is highly contaminated so there's a real risk that there's going to be another health problem just a few weeks down the line that the people here aren't unrealistic they remember hurricane one thousand years ago and said that they expected things would take some time before they even started to get back to normal but they're deeply concerned that it's taking longer than any normal expectation they are saying they expect to see a lot more of the government they realize that they can't just drive trucks here that you go to bring things in by plane and by boat but they say they feel they're being neglected one example of that is that someone from fema said recently that they do so many blue tarpaulins catering for the hurricanes in florida and texas there simply weren't enough to bring here to puerto rico and the people here believe they are being forgotten and they want that to stop and to stop no. former u.s. president barack obama and george w.
bush has spoken of their concerns about the current political climate although need to refer to donald trump by name many have interpreted the comments as implicit rebukes on the sitting president. feel good right now about what they see. but they don't feel as if our public life reflects our best. instead of our politics reflecting our values. we got politics infecting our community people of every race religion ethnicity can be fully and he will leave america. free why should a pregnancy in any form it is blasphemy against the american create a strain as one of the most multicultural countries in the world yet latest figures show a quarter of the population is and tolerant towards other cultures and ethnicities and thomas has more. in one commercial
a white man holds open the lift door for a white woman but lets the door close on a black one a white woman steps out disgusted in another a taxi driver tries to pick up a white passenger before an aboriginal's one has been waiting longer the white passenger refuses to jump the queue but does australia one of the world's most multicultural countries really need like these more than other places organizers call this the believe in bendigo picnic an annual day of inclusiveness in a country town when my kids were growing up. to the big market to say people of any other ethnic origin you know because they just won't go. and so now that's changing and more people are coming to live here but the main idea is to hold an event which contrasts with another held in bendigo in like twenty fifty hundreds protesting
against plans to build a mosque the ugly images tapped into a perception that australia is and australians are racist australia certainly has a racist he story with a colonial past and an explicit white australia policy on immigration until the early one nine hundred seventy s. . today in videos like the easy to find online. research is recently surveyed more than ten thousand people in australia they concluded that about a quarter. also questions in a way that showed them to be intolerant of other cultures and ethnicities the same survey asked people if they'd experienced discrimination in the last year thirty nine percent of people originally from china and india said they had sixty nine percent of people from c. done and fifty nine percent of indigenous australians in australia at the moment we don't even really want to acknowledge that racism exists institutionally systemic
implicitly and explicitly but australian society is diverse and is getting more so net migration as one percent of the population each year one of the highest rates in the world twenty eight percent of australians were born in other countries with the biggest numbers recently coming from india and china surveys suggest about eighty five percent of australians think multiculturalism has been good for the country and the prime minister regularly called australia the most successful multicultural society in the world some though say that is a claim too far if you kind of crow about being the most successful it can kind of paper over the fact that there are problems as well bendigo as mosque is going ahead it's difficult start potentially the positive opened up a conversation and that's something that was probably missing and then to go before then nationally to an increasing conversation about racism could have a beneficial effect andrew thomas al-jazeera sit.
again on of the proud of the headlines on al-jazeera iraqi forces have claimed control of the whole of chemical province from kurdish peshmerga forces the army says they captured the last time al don't complain which is situated near had been with the help of shia forces the u.s. has urged calm from the iraqi government. and to avoid further clashes i saw has claimed responsibility for one of two suicide attacks targeting mosques and afghanistan more than seventy people have been killed and the attacks happened in a shia mosque in kabul and a sunni mosque in the central province of. right after the cleric started the prayers i was passing by the mosque an explosion happened. the people all the windows of the mosque were shattered from a nearby checkpoint arrived to try to control the crowd all the wounded victims
injured by the shattered windows were taken to hospital by ambulance and the dead bodies were lying there. will shift as counterterrorism strategy to focus on africa defense secretary james mattis met with members of congress on friday to explain the change that comes as the white house has been under pressure to be. just two weeks ago senior republican lindsey graham talked about the u.s. strategy. the war is morphing we're going to see more actions in africa and less you're going to see more aggression by the united states toward our enemies not less we're going to have decisions being made not in the white house but out in the field now support that entire construct so the rules of engagement are going to change when it comes to counterterrorism operations we're going to move to status based targeting so if you find somebody who's a member of a terrorist organization then we can use lethal force they don't have to present an
immediate threat it's a month since halakhah maria had puerto rico and eighty percent of the island is still without power crews are working around the clock to fix hundreds of kilometers of power lines but the governor of puerto rico says it could be another two months before. what due to a lack of money and work has. of the headlines on al-jazeera do stay with us we want to one east is up next. in slave abuse. the plight of too many. after a lifetime of service a remarkable young woman breaks free. to lead the abolitionist movement of electrifying for such. rhythm by her favorite recollections of something to gauge. my memory is my power with this documentary this time on and jazzy it up.