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says i sill is responsible for the deaths of four american servicemen and four soldiers from the jack. logan mining's peter told me this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up kurdish peshmerga forces say this stopping iraqi forces were involved sitting on more disputed territory. we have to continue the fight against the taliban and against others in order for them to understand they will never be the battle goes on the u.s. vows to stay the course against the taliban in afghanistan. and china enshrines president changing things political philosophy into the constitution. the top u.s. general says he believes a group linked to i saw this behind the ambush that killed four soldiers in new.
jack he warned that i still is trying to establish a physical presence there as it loses ground in iraq and syria meanwhile the widow of one of the fallen soldiers has made a television appearance she accused president trump of being insensitive during a telephone call his gabriel is on to. the united states' top military officer said the families of soldiers killed in the share deserve answers for american and for nigerian soldiers were killed during a brazen ambush on what was supposed to be a routine reconnaissance patrol few details are known but dunford said all signs are pointing to one group is it is an isis affiliated group and i think what you bring up is what we're dealing with in many places is isis and al qaida isis in this case they try to leverage local insurgencies. and connect those local insurgencies globally this is the challenge that we're dealing with and so our initial assessment is these are local tribal fighters that are associated with isis
the incident took place in a remote area of new shares border with mali the region that also includes neighboring countries of chad mauritania and burkina faso is facing an ongoing challenge against armed groups to help with the fight the u.s. has around a thousand troops in the up from one hundred in two thousand and thirteen they share intelligence and help train local forces the incident in e.j. or has caused political ramifications as well the widow of sergeant led david johnson said president donald trump was insensitive when he called to offer condolences to president. gore but he hers anyway. and now is what made me cry because i was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he thought. my husband a something the president disputes i had
a very respectful conversation with the widow of sergeant like david johnson and spoke his name from the beginning without hesitation trump tweeted the pentagon has also come under increased criticism from prominent lawmakers so. in the death of the u.s. soldiers and overall transparency of u.s. operations in africa this is an endless war without band ballenger is no limitation on time of geography you got to tell us more the u.s. has about six thousand soldiers stationed across africa the killing of the troops in niger has prompted the pentagon to begin a review of how it conducts its missions across the entire continent gave rosendo does it to your. there's been more fighting between kurdish peshmerga and iraqi government forces close to a key oil pipeline up in the north of the ton of fires kabul is the iraq's borders with both syria and turkey commanders say they stopped government troops advancing
towards the south of the time stephanie deca has more from bill stuff we've got these reports of these border skirmishes what else do we know. from what we understand and there was a confrontation around the area of mahmoudiya this is around forty kilometers south of that border crossing that you were referring to and of course this is an important area peter it's there's two border crossings in that area also it which has been contested it's two points on the border with iraq and syria if you go further north again as you mentioned significant fish the border really all not to try troll border between turkey iran and syria and also the oil pipelines the one from iraq and the kurdish one that was built in the last few years go through that what we're seeing now and we do know that secretary of state. is really cooling for dialogue between the two signs but it's got to do with repositioning territory now
that the fight against i still is pretty much over in terms of that territory it's now who controls what what the kurds want and the interesting thing is this is what ten percent actually said two days ago that this was about going back to locations held before two thousand and fourteen before the push against isis because the kurds got a lot of territory because of how they for these areas what the iraqis seem to want is to go to back to something called the blue line this it was implemented in one nine hundred ninety one by the u.n. to protect the kurds from saddam hussein very different territorial demarcations so we're going to have to wait and see how this plays out and of course the border crossing or is hugely significant to the oil pipeline so i think this will be an interesting one to watch and the parliament session down in baghdad what do you think they're discussing. while one of the main things they're discussion is elections elections were supposed to be held here november first parliamentary elections that was postponed now they're trying to debate on whether and vote in fact whether there should be held within eight months of the reports of perhaps two
years we'll have to wait and see they're talking about that and also they'll be discussing on the last events of the last week huge losses for the kurds here charged. real losses the loss of her coke really peter is the economic heartbeat that could have sustained any potential state you can't underestimate what the territorial loss means so they're going to have to regroup they're going to have to figure out how to stay united because of course is a lot of fractions between the parties here too and figure out how best to move forward with baghdad and again they have said they're willing you know to engage in dialogue that hasn't happened yet but i think debating all those things and seeing what kind of path they're going to try next stephanie thank you. the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is traveling to pakistan the latest stop on the two of focusing on conflict and security he was in iraq on monday he met the prime minister body the two at odds over the presence of iranian backed militias inside iraq the shia fighters helped defeat eisel but to listen wants them to be sent home
he also made a brief stop in afghanistan to discuss the fight against the taliban we have to continue the fight against the taliban and against others in order for them to understand they will never win a military victory and there are we believe moderate voices among the taleban voices that do not want to continue to fight forever they don't want their children to fight so we are looking to engage with those voices and have them again in a reconciliation process leading to peace process and therefore involvement in participation in the government. doctors in syria are warning that hundreds of children are dying of hunger and they live in eastern guta on the outskirts of the capital damascus an area that's been besieged since twenty twelve the following story from hashem does contain graphic images. meet. a baby has only a glimpse of life was in a war torn syria born a month ago in beseech east and she suffered
a severe case of money attrition at better to a local clinic doctors trying to save her but it was too late and on sunday. die. unless this is our fifty round of siege basic health and nutrition services we are facing many cases of what we're understaffed but our biggest problem is that we can't get medicine and nutrition to save the children seven month old hussein is another facing mandatory. week and. he has developed many serious health conditions and needs immediate treatment but doctors and charities are struggling to get him the right food and medicines if aid is delayed many like her saying may not live very much longer. so that is the how to lead we have serious cases here life threatening you know many children are suffering from malnutrition. panicking parents are now rushing to the few hospitals
still operating in is that. when they get there they find hospital staff struggling to cope and it's not only the children who are affected most pregnant women in eastern are also under nourished and could face life threatening complications international aid organizations have been asking for free and continued access to mislead areas like it's not something the syrian government would jacked saying those areas. and although the u.n. and many countries have accused the government of starving people into submission no steps have been taken to under siege which is whitening the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. still to come for you to hear from al-jazeera including this story out in the open water iran's doing as its huge drug problem is exposed.
and patients not passports u.k. doctors say new health care rules unfairly target immigrants. from brisk knows and fuel. to the warmth. of southeast asia. hello the heavy rain has been falling across parts of europe particularly in the southeast you see the swirling mass of clouds here we've got strong winds in with that system and some very heavy downpours there's warnings out in serbia for the heavy rain and that's gradually working its way towards the southeast now and turkey's looking at risk of seeing some heavy downpours and some very large hail as well meanwhile towards the west we've got another weather system here that's toppling in from the atlantic bringing us a fair amount of cloud of rain and making things roll the coolest of the northwestern parts of europe it sweeps its way eastwards on wednesday working its way through parts of scandinavia and down through the baltic states but ahead of it
is actually fine enjoy if cold so moscow one degrees is the maximum on wednesday he have only five it's warmer towards the southwest look at madrid where up at around twenty four degrees at seventy five in foreign high now all unsettled weather over the southeastern parts of europe is just about making its way on to the northern coast of africa as well so we're seeing one or two showers here and i think they're going to turn a little bit more intense as we head through wednesday so heavier showers across the coast of libya and a few more working their way on to the coast of egypt as well meanwhile for the west though it's falling and drawing no major drama's for us we're looking at around twenty six is the maximum they are about on wednesday and twenty three. there with sponsored by the time. i provoked it all is it alison whether online we were in hurricane winds for almost like thirty six hours these are the things that new u.k. has to address or if you join us on saturday. the
relationship based is a dialogue tweet us with hash tag a.j. stream and one of your pitches might make them actually join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. you with al-jazeera live from doha your headlines the u.s. military believes and i still think group was behind an ambush that killed four american serviceman and four soldiers from the general joseph dunford is warning us of this trying to establish a physical presence there as it loses ground in iraq and syria. more fighting between kurdish peshmerga and iraqi government forces near
a key oil pipeline in the north the town of fresh cup or in iraq's borders with syria and turkey. and the u.s. secretary of state is traveling to pakistan as part of a tour of the region focusing on conflict and security rex tillerson expected to use the visit to pressure pakistan to do more to stop taliban fighters from operating there. the chinese president's name and ideology have been added to the constitution cementing his status as one of the most powerful leaders in decades the announcement was made on the final day of the communist party conference she ging ping's thought follows in the footsteps of former leaders might say too long and on shopping she's described his concept to central to making china a great modern socialist country by twenty fifty. the chinese people and the chinese nation embrace brilliant prospects and a bright future living in such a great era we are all the more confident and proud and also feel the heavy weight
of responsibility upon us we must have the courage and resolve to build on the historic achievements made by the chinese people under the leadership of the chinese communists generation after generation and create new accomplishments befitting of this great stride forward to an ever promising future. under thomas now with more from beijing. after their weeklong congress these are the members of the communist party pouring out of the great hall of the people behind me and getting on to buses and to go back and spread the message over china what is that message that's come out of this congress well first and foremost the president is an absolute control of his party not only is his name going to be in shrine into the communist party's constitution that was confirmed on his court will be part of the constitution he's also stamped his authority on the personnel in the party there was a seventy percent in the membership of the central committee of the communist party
the four hundred members of that the overwhelming majority of the new appointees officially elected but appointees they are supporters on wednesday will find out a number ship of your important policy right and the seven member standing committee again we can expect to see she supports that so the next five years will be absolutely his new era as he calls it. the u.s. is considering sanctions against me and mom for its treatment of the range of muslims the state department says it may use the human rights law to target leaders or groups involved in the violence in the state of rakhine more than six hundred thousand range of fled to bangladesh to escape a military crackdown i mean. he's a sions of ethnic cleansing and the un is under pressure to do more to ease the growing humanitarian crisis for the injured in camps in bangladesh aid agencies say the u.n.
needs to get local groups involved to improve efficiency and to cut costs the u.n. has raised more than three hundred million dollars out of the four hundred thirty four million it wants to raise for the relief effort time be a charm for you has more now from cox's bazar on the border with me and i'm. looking for food every day by the nearly i've got a refugee is a major challenge they have to go out looking for really a distribution point in various camps and get dry food line tells rice and others there are also places where international aid agencies set up a cooking kitchen this but the girl i want set up by turkish cooperation and coordination agency which is known as has been providing for them and in this particular kitchen between seven to ten thousand women and children hot meals like . rice and potatoes and the like action for how god. created us international set up camps in various after the areas to provide hot meals this really helping out nearly close to three hundred forty thousand children among the
new raf it is but food is a major challenge for nearly every record is one of those government international agencies are doing their best to provide their basic needs at current time. benjamin is a walkie he's an independent asia analyst he joins us now from bangkok. sanctions what will they actually achieve. well it's hard to say they're looking at asset freezes potentially against some targeted burmese individuals of members of the military possibly travel or visa bans and also prevent preventing american citizens from doing business with these people but look it's been a month since this campaign of ethnic cleansing has begun well over six hundred thousand bridges have been if successfully cleanse from myanmar with very little possibility of return any preventative elements of these sanctions has long pent
a long since past its sell by date the only thing left now is a sort of punitive element to that remains to be seen whether or not they will be felt as such by these by these generals that are being targeted if the u.s. or the u.n. or indeed any other country goes for some sort of economic impact package that involves broader sanctions might that work. well it didn't work before one needs to keep in mind there was a broad set of economic sanctions in place for over a decade through october of last year that was initially ineffective in eventually counterproductive visa vi the kind of economic opportunities that myanmar had with india with china it with other players in the region i think the targeted sanctions that are being suggested today are far more appropriate but again there are a month late there simply being proposed as opposed to being fully and acted. and if they're not effective if they if they don't in fact have a punitive effect on these generals they need to be strengthened and widened and or something by way of military force projection should be considered as well
a military force projection what you mean by that. well for the first and foremost an arms embargo would be would be effective against the military. moreover it's it's interesting that these these sanctions are being limited to the generals who are considered to be the most proximate cause of these crimes against humanity of the ethnic cleansing of their hinges whereas on song suchi for example is not it is not being looked at as a target of these sanctions and although it is true that constitutionally she is removed from having a lot of power over the military her attitude toward the ethnic cleansing has been has been one of near contempt and of denial now for for a month the u.s. should certainly consider widening those sanctions beyond the generals when it was burma and when it was just the military when she was famously on the house arrest the the the military were kind of coated in teflon nothing go to them nothing made them be less isolationist will change how they ran the country they were coated
into long then they still coated in tough long today. they are in so far as india and in particular china. has no issue at all with this this campaign of ethnic cleansing if you look at look at the statements coming out of those countries again particularly out of beijing the. even saying we support your your campaign against terrorism we support your campaign to maintain order and stability and the economic links with china are so much more developed with the us thanks to those economic sanctions as we spoke of earlier that were in effect for more than a decade prior that there's very little the u.s. can do now especially a month after the campaign has begun and is largely successful there is going to put a dent in the tough one that you speak of benjamin's iraqi thank you. the u.n. says there are signs of possible genocide in the central african republic is fighting intensifies between rebel groups then the un secretary general and tony good terrorist is there on tuesday he wants more peacekeepers smith reports now
from the capital. the streets of bangkok at first feel like any central west african town bustling with activity but if you scratch beneath the surface and start talking to people you realize this is a deeply divided country just days ago hundreds of muslims were killed by a militia group led by christians and animists in this part of the city people now fear that muslims will attack them such is the level of distrust between the two population this you did not see was that the building was enormous you scared of muslim s.m.s. and mom while you join up better do. you still do good if it was easy to. be quite done to people in. the museum he saying that muslims he's afraid of them that they kill people and they have no respect for
anyone here now if you were wearing a skull cap if you show any outward sign of your muslim religion here then you risk being lynched until you get terrorists up once more troops on the ground he's calling for nine hundred extra troops in order to help the twelve thousand u.n. peacekeepers. here to try to protect the population but it's not without controversy because some of these troops have been accused by human rights organization of sexually abusing the people that they are supposed to protect young children that are displaced until you get your it says that he has zero tolerance for this yet no one has been prosecuted yet and so many here in central african republic are hoping that he would put action to his words and help this country from further sliding into chaos the european refugee crisis is on the agenda at a conference and italy today the country has been the first port of call for
thousands of migrants crossing the mediterranean from north africa the two day meeting is being held by the organization for security and cooperation in europe according to the u.n. aid c.-r. more than one hundred forty seven thousand people have crossed the mediterranean into europe so far this year the majority are from nigeria syria and guinea but he says sees more than four hundred tons of illegal drugs in iran in the past seven months the u.n. says iran security forces are making three quarters of the world's opium seizures and a quarter of the heroin busts but people there are still feeding their addiction is in basra from tehran in the foothills outside to her run there is a rehabilitation camp for drug addicts that's where we met his son he's been using crystal meth on and off for six years one of two point eight million illegal drug users in iran easy access is a problem if you know where to look you can find anything in teheran and in all
cities especially in terre haute easily you can just walk in there ought on the street and find some sellers and take your arterial whatever. from open on whether or whether you want to tell me what you know is really very easy a boss has been helping addicts for over a decade he says drug and alcohol abuse are global phenomena. had drug smuggling and addiction are dynamic problems and cannot be solved just by fighting production and distribution of drugs we should face addicted users realistically to find solutions for this global problem and a government plan to legalize and hand out weaker drugs like methadone could help wean addicts off harder substances but the focus has been on law enforcement more than five thousand people convicted under drug laws are awaiting execution new rules could allow courts to spare the lives of people forced to work as drug mules but dealers will still face the death penalty. iran is also
a major hub for drugs being smuggled into europe the middle east and east asia the iranian government spends millions of dollars every year patrolling often ungoverned and rough terrain police estimate four thousand officers have been killed in counternarcotics operations in the last forty years according to the latest report from the un office on drugs and crime most of which sold in iran comes from of gonna stand and pakistan across the land border that stretches the entire length of the country now that's nearly two thousand kilometers of off an untamed territory the wild west of south and central asia traffickers even use catapults to launch drugs over the border and into iran it gives you a sense of the enormity of the challenge for law enforcement. meanwhile rehabilitation has become a business clinics are popping up all over the country has some says iranians need more education about the dangers of drug use we don't have any discourse we don't have any bars we don't have any problems such as this car nothing and those people
the young generation they think that this is illegal so it is good whatever the government said that it's in a godly thing that it's good that they are just you know making it illegal like drinking like anything like girls you know like your friend and your friend it's illegal here whether it's illegal it's given you know that act that we are interesting to use that you see that some lawmakers acknowledge that strict rules aren't enough to stop people from using drugs but in safe havens like this perhaps addicts can learn they don't need drugs to get high zain bus ravi al jazeera to one . the u.k. is making it mandatory for doctors to check patients immigration status before offering them free health care some migrants and visitors will not be charged up front for treatment the government says to recover vital funds but critics say it may prevent vulnerable people from getting the treatment they need his body phillips. right they say they trade to cure diseases
not checking immigration documents retailers a doctor who thinks the new rules requiring every chest workers to make sure patients are eligible for free care are other workable even if. she's based in a part of london with high immigration although most europeans and people needing emergency care or with infectious diseases don't have to pay she worries the new rules may prevent the sick from coming forward. then they become worse and then they'll be. treatment which. will be much more than the charges would have initially been and more standard. in theory the n.h.s. has already been charging naam eligible foreigners the difference now it's asking for money up front but how does that work in practice this indian woman told me
she's been repeatedly asked for identification documents in n.h.s. hospitals in recent months it's actually not about immigration status it's just about. and that has a serious impact i mean whether or not i decide to go in for treatment sometimes. being racially profiled yeah definitely. but there are people. on the british. funding as it struggles to cope with a growing ageing population and the government is. something. that the government did not grant us an interview but provided this statement. it says that overseas visitors are welcome to use the n.h.s. which is paid for by british taxpayers and that visitors must also make a fair contribution if we decide to spend the money on providing
a national health service there's actually an international health service for the whole world and that's going to mean british citizens are going to have less to deal with cancer to deal with long term conditions to do without any care so there's always going to be a cost. but how much money will the new regulations raids the protesters and even the government projections say they'll be worth a very small percentage of the overall n.h.s. bitit bought to be phillip's al-jazeera. for high stakes world record attempts in brazil two hundred forty five bungee jump was left from a bridge together in the city or for too long they kept the stone secret until the last minute so city workers could stop it as well still just this attempt to break the previous record. forty nine.
this is al jazeera these are your top stories the u.s. military believes an ice a linked group was behind an ambush that killed four american serviceman and four soldiers from asia general joseph dunford is warning eisel is trying to establish a physical presence there as it loses ground in iraq and syria. there's been more fighting between kurdish peshmerga and iraqi government forces near a key oil pipeline up in the north the town of fire or is near iraq's borders with syria and turkey peshmerga commanders say they stopped government troops advancing towards the south of the time. stephanie dechen out from erbil. that got to do with repositioning territory now that the fight against i.c.l. is pretty much over in terms of that territory it's now who controls what what the kurds want and the interesting thing is this is what terrorism actually said two days ago that this is about going back to locations held before two thousand and fourteen before the push against isis because the kurds got
a lot of territory because of how they fought isolate these areas what the iraqis seem to want is to go to back to something called the blue line this it was implemented in one nine hundred ninety one by the u.n. to protect the kurds from saddam hussein very different territorial. the u.s. secretary of state is traveling to pakistan as part of a tour of the region focusing on conflict and security rex tillerson is expected to use the visits pressure pakistan to do more to stop taliban fighters from operating there the chinese president's name and ideology have been added to the country's constitution in the final day of the communist party conference that makes him one of the country's most powerful leaders in decades. the u.s. is considering sanctions against me and for its treatment of the russian jew muslims the state department says it may use a human rights law to talking to leaders or groups involved in the violence in rakhine state more than six hundred thousand were injured have fled to bangladesh to escape a military crackdown in mazar me denies accusations of ethnic cleansing the u.n.
is warning of early signs of genocide in the central african republic as fighting intensifies between rebel groups the secretary general antonio terrace will visit the country on tuesday to assess the crisis those are the headlines the news continues after the stream i will see you very soon of us. news has never been vailable but the message is a simplistic and misinformation is rife the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera. ok i'm doing a string live one al-jazeera and. cohen at the same time now for a week has passed since the worst single attack in somalia is history.