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hello, and well come to those of you watching from all around the world and right here in the united states. i'm errol barnett. >> more tense moments in ferguson, missouri. >> but so far, the situation there is remaining much more peaceful than in previous days. what you're seeing there is a minor scuffle from a few hours ago. we expect captain johnson, we don't know for sure, but we expect him to come out and explain and give his break down of how the police officers performed tonight. and we will take you there as soon as it begins in moments. so we both sat here and watched after what appeared to be a peaceful day of protests in ferguson, missouri, for a slight
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home. things did appear like it was going to get just as bad as we've seen it. >> yeah, but as soon as the sun goes down, the tension is increased. and of course we went and we saw that. and we're looking at people on ground there. this is from earlier, of course. but until that point, the police had been very much less confrontational. the protesters were very much under control there, smaller groups. community leaders were making sure that they kept the peace. now we heard about the bottle being thrown at the police and then things changed. they changed radically. they responded. and we know at this stage that arrests were made. we don't know how many arrests at this point, but we will find out once that briefing gets under way there in ferguson. >> and you can see what appears to be pepper spray, sprayed by one officer. things got slightly more chaotic. and what we've seen in previous
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nights is that trigger can cause more tension. >> critically, we did not see the use of tear gas or stun grenades, tactics by police to control the crowds there. instead, they chose to do this more tactical going in and grabbing the aggressors, and these small pockets of people, bad actors, that they've been called, who have been causing the problems. we have to emphasize overall these protests were peaceful. this is very frustrating for the people there who are trying to get justice for the death of the unarmed teenager, michael brown. now at this point, most of the crowd seems to have gone home, although there is still a large police presence. >> certainly, our reporter has been spending the day with locals, talking with residents
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and police officers, joins us now live with the latest. stephanie, we're standing by for this media briefing by officials there. what can we expect? >> reporter: well, what i'm told, errol and rosemary, is ha the briefing that is here, they have a table and some weapons on display. so we can only imagine what they're going to explain to us about these weapons and how they probably played into this evening. they say they should get started now in about 15 minutes or so with this update, when i probably holook back on how tonight, how things looked from their perspective. while the sun was up i did see a lot of police officers talking with people who were protesting, and they seemed to be having very calm, engaged conversations. it didn't seem like anything was escalating. i saw that when the sun went down as well. you could see when they put on
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their helmets and shields, you could see the engagement level rise and the tension rise a bit. when the tension was, you know, escalated to the highest point where i felt that tonight there was at one point one police officer who was walking with it looked like a shotgun almost, and it was raised. and you heard people from the community yelling for him to put it down and one officer told him to put it down and things subsided immediately. everything's on edge. a lot of people watching the police officers, and a lot of police officers watching people from the community. trying to keep the peace for the most part. for the most part, what i saw today was a concerted effort to keep the peace on both sides. and it wasn't until later when someone threw a water bottle when things started to change. definitely, i would agree. people were out here peacefully protesting the death of mike brown.
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>> you noted the protesters watching police and vice versa. you have this large media presence along that street. it's just past 2:00 in the morning where you are now. there were more media, it appeared, than demonstrators. as we wait for this press conference to begin, we saw that table where they put guns that were confiscated. they walked through the evidence they had, the reason they had a more robust response. do residents feel that they're fin finding the right balance between protecting everyone's first amendment rights? >> i think a lot of the residents feel empowered to do so, in the sense that when things really escalated this evening there were several people from the community who just decided to stand up and
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link their arms in between with where the police were lined up and where the people from the community we'll just call them. because i think some of them are not from the community in ferguson. they went and stood by themselves on their own accord to do this, to say we are not going to have this. a lot of people were saying that after that first bout of tension really broke, a lot of people were saying this is not who we are, let's not do this. they were really calling for there to be a sense of calm. people out there saying peacekeepers, or wearing shirts that say that, going out and asking people to please comply with the rules. demonstrate, keep walking like they've asked us to do. people definitely took it into their own hands to try to make tonight much better. and it was much later in the night than it was last night when we saw that tension break when the water bottle was thrown.
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>> certainly some good news for now. stephanie elam live there in ferguson, missouri. stand by, we'll certainly connect request ywith you on th side of this press conference. >> and again, we want to let you know we are waiting for a press conference to begin in ferguson, missouri. we were given a 15-minute call a few minutes ago. we do want to check some other news we are following. and we turn to a gruesome video posted online of isis fighters beheading an american journalist as a warning to get out of iraq. >> this shows james foley kneeling next to a man in black, saying that his real killer is america. >> now foley is then heard
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saying he wished he could see his family once again, just before he was beheaded. >> our reporter joins us now from baghdad with details. i spoke with you around this time yesterday. and you said we would expect isis potentially to continue its campaign of terror, maybe retaliate in a grew some way for the loss of the mosul dam, and now this beheading. >> reporter: well, errol, up until last night, no one knew your james foley was. they knew that he was being held by isis. he disappeared in november of 2012, in northwestern syria, coming out of an internet cafe, and he was believed to have been moved around between various groups. at that point, isis did not really exist in syria, like it does today. and being moved around.
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and as you mentioned, that really horrific video of seeing his message that we presume that he was forced to make, written by his captors, and also a very emotional message from the family of james foley, his mother, diane, putting it out last night, saying that they are calling on the kidnappers to release other hostages who are being held, saying these are innocent people like their son who have nothing to do with u.s. policy, u.s. government policy in iraq, in syria, or any where else in the world. now we believe she's referring here to another american journalist steven, who is seen at the end with isis also promising to behead him, depending on what u.s. president
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obama does next. this is very reminiscent of the old days here, 2004, 2005. we used to see a lot of these videos coming out from the predecessor of isis, that is al qaeda and iraq releasing hostage beheadings of americans and other foreigners. since then isis has committing horrors on a daily basis, against civilians here and in syria. >> because of the satellite bouncing back and forth, the audio isn't matching the images there. but there are some 20 journalists kidnapped in syria. so many more lives hanging in the balance, thank you very much for that live report. when cnn's special coverage continue, new violence on both sides of the israel/gaza border. we will look at why negotiations
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have stalled yet again. q.
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welcome back, earn. thanks for staying with us here on cnn. we're standing by for a news conference to begin in ferguson, missouri moments from now. in fact, we're looking at this
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shot here. looks like a few officials, including what appears to be captain ron johnson are approaching the podium after what could be considered a successful tempering down of police force and residents doing more to keep the peace. >> just this same time yesterday we got an update on the arrests, although it was much lower than the initial number. he said 31. turned out to be more than 70. so we will get an update on arrests. and we saw three guns sitting on the table. which we'd seen two at this time yesterday. we will get an update on this. looks like ron johnson is about to speak. >> he said we must come together, let's listen to him now. >> we're going to start off with
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a prayer as we've done the last few nights. >> we pray. father, we thank you for once again watching over us and watching over a process that we have begun and continue to do. again, we come here, having used all the energy and all of the resources that you have given to the residents, their families and our peace-keeping force, to bring peace, your peace. and we pray that you would continue to give us the strength to continue this stand and to continue to work together for that peace, a peace that will be sustained, and a peace that will come. this is our prayer in jesus'
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name, amen. >> good evening. well, good morning, actually. i want to begin by thanking the professional and dedicated men and women of law enforcement who have been working to restore order to the streets of ferguson for ten days now. throughout the night, our brave officers from many different departments acted as one united team. they defused confrontations. 24 hours ago, i told you how organized and increasingly violent instigators were inserting themselves into law-abiding protesters, and i asked that the protesters in peace would not serve as shields for the lawbreakers in the night. tonight we saw a different dynamic. protest crowds were a bit
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smaller, and they were out earlier. we had to respond to fewer incidents than the night before. there were no molotov cocktails tonight. there were no shootings. but a vehicle did approach the command center, and threats were made to kill a police officer. we identified the vehicle, located it and made arrests. and seized two loaded handguns. in another incident, a third loaded handgun also was seized. however, at about midnight, bottles were thrown at police officers near a public storage business. they forced police to deploy their helmet shields for protection and break into the crowd and search for the agitators who hid behind the media for safety. all night and early this morning no smoke bombs, no tear gas was used by police. we did deploy very limited
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pepper spray. and tonight, once again, no police officer fired a single bullet. what made the difference, you may ask. tonight the elders in this community, volunteers, activists and the clergy came out in large numbers. they walked. they talked with people. they urged order, common peace. they had a calming influence on the younger people. as of 1:00, there were 37 arrests tonight as compared to 31 at the same time last night. one was an out of state violator who we've arrested for the third time. i also think over the past ten days the men and women of law enforcement and the people of ferguson have gotten to know better and understand, and to understand one another. it makes me proud every night as
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i see more and more police officers and residents interacting and smiling. earlier tonight, gouvernor nixo said we've seen tremendous acts of courage and kindness as the people try to maintain peace. at 8:30 tonight, i met percy moore who was cooking out with her family. she invited me and the troopers i was walking with to join her for hot dogs and ice-cold water. and what a good hot dog it was tonight. despite the turmoil, she cooked out there for the past six nights in a row, inviting people to join her, free of charge. that is a true spirit of ferguson. and i saw that same spirit of ferguson hours earlier when this morning hundreds of volunteers were out sweeping the streets,
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picking up glass and other debr debris, rebuilding this city. some of the volunteers were from a school district. they didn't have school because of the conflict. but those teachers and staffers were still teaching all of us a lesson about making communities better and stronger. this morning we also see small businesses that have been vandalized and looted. their smashed up windows were boarded up, but they still were open for business and determined to stay in business and keep ferguson going. that is the true spirit of ferguson. and that's why the men and women of law enforcement tonight are here to protect the people and their property, and to make sure that this community has a future worthy of the true spirit of ferguson. i will answer a few questions. >> will you go into a little bit more detail about the threats made against officers and the arrest you made for that?
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>> we identified a vehicle that had made threats. we located that vehicle and found handguns. >> reporter: what time was that? >> that was 8:30. >> reporter: that was at the command post? was that car -- >> as i said, the agitators, the criminals embedded themselves and hid behind media. they began throwing bottles. they threw urine on officers, and that's what caused officers to take action and make arrests. >> reporter: how many bottles were thrown? >> i don't have the exact number. there were glass bottles and also plastic bottles with water and ice. >> reporter: do you feel like you've made a turning point tonight or a dynamic that plays itself out on different nights?
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>> i believe there was a turning point made, and i think that turning point was made by the clergy, the activists, the volunteers and the men and women of law enforcement who partnered together to make a difference. but also those citizens who took, key to what we talked about last night, not allowing criminals to amass themselves. they protested early and went home early and allowed us a better visual look of those criminals and agitators that are roaming the streets of ferguson for their own agenda. >> reporter: it seemed like there was an issue with ending the demonstrations. is that a problem? to say, okay, the protest is over? >> the clergy wanted to have a prayer to end tonight. those criminals and those agitators did not even have the respect of prayer. their actions started during
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prayer. had. >> reporter: it looked like they had a human chain at some point, too. >> reporter: sir, there was a -- >> we transported him to jail, and that will be up to the jail how long they stay. >> reporter: throughout the evening, it was very peaceful, as you said, very subdued. and as people grew tired of marching, they started to congregate in the parking lot of businesses. and prior to that, the officers did not have on their helmets, were not, did not have their batons out. when the decision was made to cheer the pa clear the parking lots, a line of police officers at that point decided to don their helmets, and you could feel the tension elevate. because it was almost a
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defensive pose made. why was that decision made to put on helmets? >> sir, if you see these guns on the table? if you had a helmet, a stick in your hand, would you walk in a crowd with your helmet up? would you walk in a crowd without having the ability to defend yourself when people are throwing urine? >> reporter: this is prior to that. the night was still peaceful, and it was, there were large crowds starting to congregate in the parking lots. it was just to get them back on the sidewalks. >> our officers have to be -- their safety, their safety is number one. their safety is number one. if you saw me tonight, some of you saw me tonight. when i got home last night at 3:30 in the morning, my wife was up. the lights were on. and when i walked through the door, i knew that i was in trouble. she didn't say hi. she said why didn't you have
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your vest on? and when i left today and i got here, the first text that i had on my phone is, you promised. and the promise means that i'm going to come home. and these men and women are going to come home. >> reporter: i know that there was a congregation, were there guidelines -- >> i'm always reassessing. we're reassessing our operational plan to do whatever we can to make the night better, to make the night safer, and we're making steps. they're not big, giant steps. they're small steps. but those small steps are going to turn into giant steps, and those giant steps are going to be great strides for this community. >> reporter: did i understand you said one of the individuals arrested was from out of town
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and was arrested for the second time? >> the third time. austin, texas. >> reporter: was that a car that was making a threat against officers or -- >> it was a traffic stop. >> reporter: the information developed from there about the threats. >> we knew about the threat before we stopped the vehicle. and we identified the vehicle and located the vehicle. >> reporter: and those individuals were from where? >> i do not know at this time. >> reporter: you said 47 arrests total tonight. >> yes. there was a variety, so i really couldn't give you. there were a variety of reasons they were arrested. >> time for one more question. >> reporter: they thought you all were relying, a wall on,
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where the cars were parked, is that a tactical decision made by you all to try something different, to be less confrontational? >> we're always assessing our operational plan here and our operational approach, coming up with the best way to preserve the rights of everyone that's here for peaceful protest so they can have the right to protest, freedom of speech. so we continue to do that. and now, from your statement, i think it worked tonight. thank you. >> reporter: thank you. >> reporter: thank you. >> reporter: captain ron johnson finishing up here. >> he sounds exhausted. >> he does. >> but he also sounds a bit triumphant. >> a change of dynamic. >> no molotov cocktails. no shots fired. they did show you those three guns that were seized. he emphasized the fact, no tear gas used.
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though a limited am of pepper spray use. >> he made the point, which we've been discussing with our team, he said the difference tonight was that local clergy, local activists, residents, they were out during the day. they were talking to people. >> changed the tone. >> changed the tone. >> that's what he's talking about this dynamic. >> stayed throughout the e evening. >> he said it worked. he says this is a small step, hopefully a small step that becomes a greater step, a giant leap for this community, because we just watched over the past 11 days as it appeared as people compared it to a war zone, people are divided and chaos. many americans wondering is this what suburbs are becoming when people are protesting for their rights and opinions. captain ron johnson after
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getting scolded a bit there from his wife, not saying hello, saying you should have worn your vest, really taking a more personal approach to keeping that community safe. >> we heard the question that steve had noticed and he reported on our air earlier, the change of tone once the police put on their helmets and held up their shields, and we heard captain johnson saying i want my men to go home tonight. there's that unease. they don't know what's in some of those bottles that are being thrown. >> he said one of the bottles thrown toward police. steve was there and it had urine in it. steve, you even got a few questions in. what did you make of ron johnson's presser today compared to the recent days when we've seen such violence there? >> reporter: i think it was clear, you know, yesterday it was kind of an emotional press
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conference for him. today he was clearly much more happy with the way things proceeded. he said no tear gas was deployed. no smoke was deployed. they did use a small amount of pepper spray, and we've seen video of that. but for the most part, i think he fell that tonight went a lot better than previous nights. mostly because the community members came out and took it upon themselves to self-police the crowd to get in there to make sure they were out there getting, getting in front of the crowd and prevent being the bad actors from doing whatever it was that they wanted to do, the agitators from getting away with whatever they wanted to do. they did say they made 47 arrests tonight and confiscated three weapons. two came from a vehicle that tried to pull up here to the command center, and the people in the car made threats. he said they threatened,
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something along the lines that they said they were going to kill some police officers tonight. they then located that car, stopped it, found the weapons inside. so only one of the handguns, apparently, came from the protest area. two of the weapons coming from a vehicle that was around here at the command post. >> and steve, he talked about agitators hiding behind the mig media, and you had been reporting that, too, hadn't you? >> reporter: yes, when this really started to turn into a big, chaotic mess, you were watching as stephanie was on the air, and the protesters just ran behind all of the media members, behind our trucks, our vehicles and mixed in with us. and it was extremely chaotic. and the police were also finding themselves in, in a very disorderly group of people, because they were surrounded. it got very chaotic very quickly. the police lines weren't exactly clear. and then the demonstrators.
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the few dozen that were left, the agitators got in behind us, and it took the police a little bit to figure out how they were going to separate us from the people they wanted to either arrest or push out of the area. >> where does that leave things now, steve? tomorrow we know that the u.s. attorney general will be there. there's an investigation on the state level. the grand jury will start to see evidence for the first time. the federal government, of course, that's the fbi and civil rights investigation, where do you think, as far as emotions in ferguson are left now as we approach wednesday? >> reporter: you mentioned the grand jury tomorrow. we heard all night tonight the chance, the meeting, where they're meeting, at the d.a.'s office, there's going to be a protest outside that office building tomorrow morning at
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9:00. and they were chanting that. at the same time, captain johnson was asked if he felt it was a turning point because most of the night was peaceful. and a large number of the protesters, possibly a majority actually went home fairly early in the evening. and he seemed to think that the message was getting out there. that the clergy and community leaders were doing a very good job of policing the crowd and getting them to behave in a way that everybody found acceptable. and he seemed to think that a turning point happened here tonight. i would have to say that i don't know if that turning point is going to hold, because every night something different happens out here. >> yeah. it's a very delicate balance they're striking there each and every night. but there's our stieff ca-- ste
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casten baum there. >> all right. well, many businesses in ferguson say they will rebuild after nights of vandalism and looting have destroyed their stores. and they say they want things to calm down and get back to normal. >> reporter: most of those who have been watching the unrest unfold in ferguson have been doing it from a safe distance. but people like deborah jones are seeing it up close. each day she fears what the night will bring. >> you can't sleep at night. you know, you go to work tired because the honking of the horn. they're yelling. they're throwing tear gas and everybody's running this way, you know, for safety. >> reporter: jones lives in a neighborhood which borders west nor sants avenue. her home is about a block from where police and demonstrators continue to clash.
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>> we're right in the middle, you know, and people, you know, they just need to cease this. just be still about it. because it's not going to solve anything with all this. >> every night we smell tear gas. >> reporter: her neighbor, has had to send her children away because the violence. she feels trapped. how long do you think you can continue to live like this? >> i hope they get everything resolved. you can't, they need to bring this person to justice so things can calm down because this neighborhood is suffering. >> reporter: it's not just people in their homes feeling trapped. businesses along west florissant are boarded up. >> my stepdaughter lives right behind the quick trip there, and they can't even get to the grocery store. that's how serious it is right now. and like i stated monday, it
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wasn't going to get any better. it just keeps getting worse. >> reporter: and for now, no end in sight. >> it's like a prison here. we're in a war zone. you know, it's so sad. >> reporter: ferguson, missouri. >> that resident asking what are we going to do? what will wednesday bring now that we've hit this turning point. we will of course continue to follow developments. be sure to turn back for special look back at the michael brown shooting. 6:00 in the evening for those of you watching from london. still to come for you here on cnn, an american journalist beheaded by islamic extremists. >> what they hope to gain with a brutal act. back in a home.
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a truce shattered, and each side blaming the other in the middle east. you are looking, hopefully we can bring those up, live pictures from gaza city, where it is just after 10:00 wednesday morning. israel says another ten rockets were fired from gaza in the past few hours, and 70 overall since that truce collapsed. >> now we've got some new information into cnn this past hour. israel says air strikes in gaza
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hit 60 suspected militant sites. ten more deaths and more than 100 wounded since the fighting resumed once again. we're showing you the scene in gaza, to showing you the scene in israel as air raid sirens blared. a rocket did land near the city. this, israelis will tell you is a common occurrence and one they don't want to live under anymore. another rocket landed near tel aviv. israel's organization was ordered to leave cairo. talks that had inspired faint hope for progress now face a very uncertain future. >> they had four rounds of talks and many hours of indirect negotiations, but once again the israelis and palestinians have failed to reach an agreement.
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and this time they've also failed to extend the all-important cease-fire. so in many ways they've gone backwards, and we enter a dangerous period of uncertainty and the stage is set for more fighting and more violence. the deadline came and went at midnight local time here in cairo. but even before the deadline, palestinian officials telling cnn that the talks had been suspended indefinitely because the israeli delegation had pulled out and left the negotiations. also they're blang the israelis for the failure of the talks suggesting that the israelis were not here in cairo negotiating in good faith. multiple officials telling cnn that there was an egyptian proposal on the table that looked like a compromise, a proposal where israel would agree to ease the blockade on gaza, and in return, the palestinians would agree not to address their demands for a
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seaport and an airport for another month. even that proposal that looked like a compromise was rejected by the israelis. we should stress we never got a chance to speak to the israelis. i'm sure they got another narrative. the egyptians as mediators have failed. no indication when these two sides will be back here in khcao negotiating again. cnn, cairo. all right. want to bring you more now on the incredibly disturbing online video showing isis fighters beheading one american journalist and threatening the life of another. >> this came with a warning to the u.s. the video shows james foley presumably forced to say that his real killer is america.
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the second journalist is identified as steven sotloff. you can see him there. the video says his fate depends on what the u.s. does next. >> foley had been taken captive almost two years ago and hadn't been seen or heard of until this video. >> he was no stranger to being kidnapped. >> reporter: freelance journalist james foley has been killed by isis. foley disappeared in northwest syria on thanksgiving day, 2012. weeks later, his parents held a press conference outside their new hampshire home, pleading to his captors to release him. >> as his father, i appeal to the people who have jim. let us know where he is and help us secure his release and to give us some information in
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terms of his welfare, his health. >> reporter: foley had spence the previous five years reporting independently from the middle east. he faced danger in the past, kidnapped along with severalgad 2011. after 44 days, foley was released and brought to this hotel where other western journalists were staying. >> especially towards the end we started to hear the bombs coming closer and more frequently. >> reporter: he continued reporting in the region until he was captured again. he was working on several stories when he was abducted, including one on the ancient city of aleppo. he was 40 years old. before becoming a journalist he worked with the disadvantaged.
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>> now u.s. president obama authorized air strikes on isis targets to really pave the way for humanitarian airlifts. many of the air strikes were concentrated near the biggest hydroelectric dam. we have it highlighted for you there in mosul. >> reporter: driving through the remains of defensive positions, an enormous expanse of water suddenly appears. this is mosul dam that flows from the mighty tigris river. from the skies, the u.s. unleashed its most intensive bombardment, 35 strikes over 72 hours, hitting 90 isis targets. while, on the ground, peshmerga
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forces launched an aggressive assault on enemy lines. a combined operation that would eventually force isis to retreat. >> we are so happy. we control here, this area. and the dam of mosul was very important. >> reporter: there were fears they could sabotage the dam, blowing it out, unleashing a wall of water. in the end, damage to the facility was minimal. only the surrounding areas bearing the brunt of war. but, at convoy of peshmerga forces moved in to reenforce the area, isis was waiting just a few kilometers away. we are on the wall of mosul dam which isis controlled for more than two weeks. a fierce battle was waged to take control of it. it is now in the hands of the peshmerga. they are claiming a victory.
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but in the distance, you can hear that machine gun fire. isis is digging in. but iraqi and kurdish officials know the problem lies in mosul. they believe the militants will go there to regroup, re-arm and consolidate before rye launching their next offensive. do you think that isis will strike again? >> i believe that for sure, yes, but when, i don't know. >> reporter: enjoying their victory, these forces know this battle is just beginning. if they want to defeat an enemy committed to destroying this freedom and their country. mosul dam, iraq. still to come for you. >> the latest developments from ferguson, missouri right after this. every day, people fall.
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we turn to ebola, and some small signs in the effort to contain that deadly outbreak. >> health officials in liberia
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say that three medical workers who recently received ex spe experimental drug are showing improvement. those who need it are receiving treatment. >> now according to new figures from the world health organization there are now more than 1200 deaths from ebola. we want to turn to japan now. and heavy rains are triggering deadly landslides. >> at least 27 people, including a 2-year-old boy were killed in the last slides that hit a crowded residential area in hiroshima. there are concerns the number of dead could rise. they're searching the debris looking for bodies and belongings. >> we turn to our reporter to get more on the situation. >> it's mid summer. you're talking about fatalities, we had nearly 200 fatalities in
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nepal from mudslides. now 27, at least 27 dead across this portion of japan. here's hiroshima and hiroshima prefecture. this is a pretty significant stream of moisture coming in. and that's exactly what's so problematic. you take a look at the footage coming out of portions of japan. showing you what's happening here, dozens of landslides taking place near hiroshima city out thayer. and we mow rainfall amounts, 200 millimeters, 8 inches of rainfall. 4 inches came down in just one hour, making it the wettest one-hour period in history across this portion of japan. when you get this kind of a significant event taking place, among the most deadliest of natural hazards in weather-related natural hazards are flooding and flash floods.
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60% of the fatalities occur when you're inside your vehicles. the damage, again, continuing here. and the rainfall still in the forecast. although the heaviest of the rain moves in on towards south korea. if you're tuned in from seoul, that's where we're expecting upwards of 8 centimeters while hiroshima could get additionally 1 inch of rain in the coming couple of days. want to touch on what's happening across iceland. we have a volcano across this part of the world. this particular volcano has been escalating in recent days. the level has been issued as the second highest level of significance as we've had swarms of earthquakes, some 3500 sub glacial quakes. the concern now is how is this going to impact travel if this volcano does erupt. tens of thousands of flights take this route toward europe. you saw what happened in 2010
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with another volcano across the same region in iceland. so we're watching this very carefully as the number of quakes are quite worrying. the last eruption here was back in 1910. so they're certainly due for one as well. >> wow. thanks for that pedram. and now, a night of peaceful protests in ferguson, missouri, briefly turned into a tense confrontation just before midnight local time. several people began throwing bottles, one of them filled with urine. authorities responded by clearing the crowd and making arrests. >> captain ron johnson says several guns were seized after someone in the crowd threatened to kill a police officer, a total of 47 people were arrested, mostly for failing to disper
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disperse. >> the elders in this community, v volunteers, activists and the clergy came out in large numbers. they walked. they talked. they urged order, calm and peace. they had a calming influence on the younger people. >> and it's good, in a way, to end what have been nights and nights of violence with a positive development, what could be a turning point. but we'll wait and see as the sun rises. we do appreciate all of you staying with us through all of this. you've been watching cnn's special coverage. i'm errol barnett. >> and i'm rosemary church. much more is coming up on early start. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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