tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN November 13, 2015 1:00am-2:01am PST
- ends sunday. - ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ breaking news in the war against isis. u.s. drone strikes targeting jihadi john. this as isis launches new attacks to hold a key iraqi town. we have the new developments. donald trump unleashed. a 95-minute tirade. stunning attacks against his closest competitor. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east.
accelerating the battle against isis. a drone strike with this man in the cross-hairs. jihadi john. his real name is mohammed emwazi. he appeared in several isis execution videos. the pentagon is still assessing the air strikes. the authorities are confident the strike killed emwazi. for the latest, let's turn to cnn's barbara starr. >> reporter: the pentagon said it conducted an air strike against jihadi john, the notorious killer of so many hostages seen in the terrible beheading videos. we know that the families of the american hostages have been notified. the british government was notified. the japanese families obviously are getting word as well of what has happened. u.s. officials are being clear. they believe they got him with a drone strike against the vehicle
he was in in raqqah, syria, isis capital, self declared capital. they are not 100% sure. they are looking for confirmation. with no personnel or intelligence on the ground in syria, they have to look at social media postings and any indications in the public arena or any announcements that he may have died. they still believe, however, that this is a very good chance that they got him. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. breaking news on another front in the battle against isis. kurdish peshmerga forces fight to retake the city of sinjar from isis. they have entered the city from all directions and peshmerga troops reclaimed more than 60 square miles of territory. this with the help of more than
250 air strikes against isis by the u.s.-led coalition within the last month. peshmerga says they are going against 600 isis fighters in sinjar. there are landmines and booby traps that make it difficult. we have cnn's nick paton walsh with the peshmerga with the latest. >> reporter: i have just entered the city and it is remarkable devastation. the coalition air strikes and the booby traps are literally everywhere you walk. heavy gunfire when we were inside. peshmerga, we saw about three hours ago a different issue on foot. heavy gunfire as we came across pockets of isis.
the exchanges moving more and more east of the city. that suggests isis is pushed back in that direction. in fact, the grain silos that were once thought to be still standing. it is quiet now. substantial blast from an ied. while it is clear, there is some isis there, it is also clear that the peshmerga has substantial numbers inside there and they will sustain their presence in the days ahead. very swift advice for peshmerga. questions unanswered. after 48 hours, peshmerga moving inside the vital city on the strategic highway between mosul and iraq and raqqah in syria.
they seem to be lots of places around sinjar and that is rarely bad news for isis. >> you talk about retaking sinjar. this town was taken initially, it was devastation for the people who live there. >> reporter: the population fled to the mountain where i'm standing and where many still live. it became a deep symbol because of the brutality they got at the hands of isis. it became a symbol of how low isis is willing to sink. the slavery of individuals is what they face. the key question is how quickly
can they carry on given the booby traps. >> nick paton walsh. nick, be careful. we will talk very soon. still more developments in the battle of isis. u.s. stepping up air strikes on oil fields controlled by isis in eastern syria to cut off the main source of revenue. new information of two suicide bombings that killed 40 people and wounded 200 others in southern beirut. one would-be bomber tells investigators he was sent by isis. i want to bring in cnn's ian lee for the developments. good morning, ian. >> reporter: good morning, john. they will be interrogating that man trying to find out how he was able to carry it out and how
he was able to infiltrate lebanon and carry out this dastardly attack. this took place during rush hour when people were going home and market. the streets were crowded. two suicide bombers blew themselves up 500 feet away from each other. one of the suicide bombers, a third man was killed in one blast for he could detonate his explosive device, but today, lebanon is in a state of mourning. all of the factions in the country have come out against the attack. they are being squeezed from both ends in iraq and syria where hezbollah fighters along with the regime and russia is hitting them there. this attack seems to be
retaliation for hezbollah's involvement in syria. >> sectarian war playing out in that region. ian lee, thank you. a dramatic morning. now this. donald trump goes off this late night rant. 95-minutes of insults and riffing. >> invective. >> we will break it all down for you next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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to say you don't cure a child molester, you don't cure these people. you don't cure a child molester. >> that was just one among a few stunning statements from trump overnight at a 95-minute rambling iowa rally, he used a swear word vowing to bomb the heck out of isis. he didn't say heck. trump even asked if anyone in the crowd had a knife to help him demonstrate carson's story of trying stab someone. more now from cnn's athena jones with the trump campaign. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. one of the first things trump said when he took the stage here at ft. dodge is that the gloves are off. he spent several minutes raising doubts about the stories carson
has said. >> he took the knife and went after a friend and he lunged that knife into the stomach of his friend. lo and behold, it hit the belt. it hit the belt. and the knife broke. how stupid are the people of iowa? how stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap? >> reporter: the toughest and most animated remarks we heard from trump over ben carson. he spent time slamming rivals. blasting jeb bush and marco rubio and saying of hillary clinton, the only thing she had going for her is the woman card. i can tell you the audience here seemed to really eat it up. john, christine. >> athena, thanks for that. the carson campaign denied that trump was comparing ben carson's temper to child molesting. saying trump was rambling.
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launches a new deadly attack. we are breaking down all of the developments. the gloves officially off. that's what donald trump says. 95 minutes on the stump overnight. you do not want to miss. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. breaking overnight. the united states accelerating the battle against isis over one of the most notorious terrorists. a drone strike with this man in the cross-hairs. he is known as jihadi john. his real name is mohammed emwazi. he appeared in brutal isis execution videos. the pentagon is still assessing the results of the air strike. a u.s. official is confident that the strike killed him, the describing killed emwazi. for the latest, i want to turn
to nic robertson in london. >> reporter: for the moment, we have few precise details of the strike. jihadi john or mohammed emwazi was in a vehicle when it was struck as a result of persistent surveillance. we heard a lot about that over the previous years how drones will maintain surveillance over a particular area for a period of time. the strike took place in the town of raqqah. this is isis headquarters. jihadi john, of course, we know him because he came to prominence in the beheadings of james foley and peter sotloff and also beheadings of others in a brutal fashion. it was,headings that put the un states on the attack over the coalition air strikes in syria.
with the detail we are learning at the moment, potentially preliminary. the pentagon says they may provide more details as that becomes necessary. the british prime minister's office here at 10 downing street, they like the united states will not provide confident statements at this stage. this means that isis lost a prominent figure head. having said that, jihadi john had been out of the headlines for many months now. what this means for them tactically means very little. nic robertson, cnn, london. we have breaking news on another front in the battle of isis. peshmerga forces are fighting to keep the iraqi city of sinjar from isis. they now say they entered the city from all directions and up to 7,500 troops reclaimed the
territory. this is with the help of more than 200 air strikes by the u.s.-led coalition in iraq in the last month. commanders say they are going up against 600 isis fighters in sinjar. we have our senior international correspondent nick paton walsh live by phone. nick, you have been inside sinjar to see for yourself. >> reporter: remarkable devastation. let me explain how we got there. earlier today, large numbers of peshmerga arrived to make the move to the west as well. hundreds of them on foot moving in toward the city center. they moved in on isis positions and also at one point, this city has been riddled with explosive devices by isis. everywhere you look, there is
some suggestion you could be near a mine of some sort. that has slowed the process of peshmerga. they do now appear to be closer toward the city center as there is minimal gun fire at this stage. i heard one loud sustained burst. i don't know if it is celebratory or if isis is fighting back. they are still inside the city. i heard from an official and fighting is all around. a volunteer i spoke to called jason talks about how they were treating the patients. the key question is how can you get people back who live there? you have to clear the mines and rebuild the city. this is a yazidi population. many of them are weary. the question is how many isis fighters are still hiding out.
>> if the kurds you are with manage to retake the city, do you have a sense, nick, of what is next or will they keep pushing the isis forces? >> reporter: these movements appear to be well planned and coordinated with u.s. special forces to help bring in air strikes around as well. any further moves at all will take planning and some time. the strategic point to taking the town is to fully take it and control the highway. the key points is how quickly can they assemble forces to move on those cities and how easy can they hold sinjar. they moved in in large numbers. they have been known to be able to come back. there will be intense fighting in the weeks ahead as isis
learns the supply route. at the moment, the coalition has yet to determine the issue or if this is one rare victory of sinjar. so much to sort. >> very important questions from nick paton walsh imbedded in kurdish troops in sinjar. this is a carefully coordinated operation with the coalition involved at least from the air. thanks, nick. the u.s. allys are stepping up air strikes on oil fields controlled by isis in eastern syria. that is according to the new york times. the mission is to cut off the main source of revenue. new information about two deadly suicide bombings that killed more than 40 people and wounded more than 200 others in southern beirut. one would be bomber tells cnn that he was sent by isis.
i want to go live to beirut and bring in cnn's ian lee for us. ian, it looks like -- are you in beirut or cairo? you're in cairo. give us an update on what we know right now. >> reporter: christine, this would-be attacker would provide most likely a lot of information that is desperately needed. of course, the area is cordoned off and investigators are looking for clues. they are looking to see who helped the attackers and how they were able to get the weapons and get to the target. this is an area that has military checkpoints and checkpoints from the militant group hezbollah who is a shi'ite group backed by iran fighting in syria against isis.
this attack was a dastardly attack. these were people shopping and going about their business and going home during rush hour when the attack took place. this would-be bomber would provide information to hopefully prevent something from happening again and factions from happening again. this is a country in a state of mourning officially. >> a state of mourning. such danger. thank you for that. 38 minutes past the hour. time for an early start on your money. could there be a bounce in stocks today? rotten day for stocks. lower in europe and in asia right now. really the whole story is what happens today. will there be a bounce in the u.s. the dow dropped 250 points.
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it's like, you know, i could say that they say as an example, child molester. you don't cure a child molester. >> this is one of the stunning statements from trump overnight. a 95-minute rambling iowa rally. he used a swear word in it vowing to bomb the heck out of isis, but he did not say heck. trump asked if anyone in the crowd had a knife so he can demonstrate carson's so-called stabbing. let's get more from athena jones the campaign trail. >> reporter: good morning. one of the first things trump said here at ft. dodge is that the gloves are off. that is more than true with ben carson. he spent several minutes hitting ben carson. the stories about carson's
violent past. take a listen. >> he took a knife and went after a friend and he lunged that knife into the stomach of his friend, but lo and behold, it hit the belt. it hit the belt and the knife broke. how stupid are the people of iowa? how stupid are the people to believe this crap? >> reporter: some of the toughest and animated remarks we heard from trump about ben carson. he spent time talking about rivals in and out side of his parties. jeb bush and marco rubio and saying of hillary clinton the only thing she has going for her is the woman card. i can tell you the audience here seemed to really eat it up. john, christine. athena jones in iowa right now. the carson campaign responded to trump's statements.
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he says he is ready to tackle the racial tensions that led to the resignation of the university president and chancellor. the unrest is a topic on the campaign trail. listen to the republican candidates weighing in. >> university of missouri campus is under assault and some of the finest institutions. in the case of missouri, i'm trying to figure out what it is that got the president fired. what exactly did he do or say that caused him to resign. >> people are so frightened of the politically correct police, they are willing to do things that are irrational. >> kids are taught that if anything offends their sensibilities, they should stand up and say don't talk about that. they are called trigger warnings now. this doesn't happen. >> two people that resigned are weak and ineffective people.
when they resigned, they set something in motion that will be a disaster. >> i don't think anyone can look objectively as where we sit as a country and say we are better than seven years ago on racial relations in america. hillary clinton and bernie sanders siding with the missouri students. sanders tweeting, it's time to address structural racism on college campuses. pregnant wife of a indianapolis pastor shot and killed in a home invasion. 28-year-old amanda blackburn's body was found by her husband. she died from a single gunshot to the head. her 1-year-old son was left unharmed. hours earlier, a neighbor's home was burglarized. authorities have no suspects and no solid leads. prosecutors want jared fogle to spent 12 1/2 years behind
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>> yes, yes. "early start" continues right now. >> breaking news this morning. the u.s. launching new air strikes in iraq and syria targeting isis executioner jihadi john and helping iraqis take back a key town from terrorists. we are breaking all of this down. donald trump, a 95-minute speech attacking his main competitor in ways you have not heard before. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is friday, november 13th. 5:00 a.m. breaking overnight. united states accelerating the battle targeting one of the most notorious and visible terrorists. a drone strike with this man in the cross-hairs. he is known as jihadi john. a british citizen. his real name is mohammed emwazi. he appeared in a series of
brutal isis execution videos. the pentagon says it is still assessing the results of the air strike that targeted him. u.s. official tells cnn authorities are confident that strike killed emwazi. for the very latest, let's turn to nic robertson in london. >> reporter: at the moment, we have very few precise details about the strike. jihadi john, mohammed emwazi, we are told was in a vehicle when it was struck as a result of persistent surveillance. we heard a lot about that how drones will maintain surveillance over a particular area for a period of time. the strike took place in the town of raqqah. this is isis headquarters. jihadi john, of course, we know him because he came to prominence with the beheadings of james foley and james sotloff and a u.s. aid workernd