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paul far from the pulsars. this is deja vu news live from berlin belgium on high alert as a trial gets underway for a top terror suspect the charges relate to a shoot out before his capture he is believed to be the sole surviving suspect in the twenty fifteen paris attacks but so far he has refused to answer any questions also coming up rights groups report fresh chlorine gas attacks in syria at least
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province during government air raids the assad regime denies that it is using chemical weapons and israel begins issuing deportation notices to thousands of afghan migrants the government says they could face jail time if they refuse to leave. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program thanks for joining us belgium is on high alert today as the trial begins for the man who was believed to be the sole surviving suspect in the twenty fifteen paris attacks of the slum is on trial in brussels today over the shootout with belgian police that led to his capture he has so far refused to answer any questions about this charge is against him. and we'll get more on the court case in just a moment but first let's take
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a closer look at the slum and his dramatic arrest. the end of an international manhunt on the eighteenth of march twenty sixth seen belgian special police capture one of the most wanted terrorist suspects in europe the man believed to be the only surviving suspect of the paris terror attacks that just four months before this police raid had left one hundred and thirty people dead. a french citizen born in brussels in september one thousand nine hundred eighty nine his current trial is focused on the shootout that led to his capture but the real focus of investigators is whether he played a major role in planning and executing the attacks or was he merely a low level follower. to learn more we spoke with a former member of the french secret service klugman he had spent decades researching terror networks between europe and the middle east and he says the
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evidence is clear. some time so that islam is a central figure and the only survivor not counting supporters in syria or iraq without up to slam there would have been no paris attacks on the thirteenth of november or the brussels attacks of march twenty second. it was hard to slant he brought the terrorists into the country in small groups who rented their hideouts and the vehicles that they used to plunk down a killing. investigators worked intensely to locate up to salaam and he started making mistakes in the end he had almost nowhere left to hide. due to my day the house searches interrogation research large scale surveillance operations all of that steadily reduce the circle of people that could trust them with confusions after his arrest of the slum was. taken to a maximum security prison near paris and since then he has said nothing his lawyer
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spend mary described as a small time criminal who's too stupid to plan a conspiracy and one interview by re says up just lom has quote the intelligence of an empty ass tray. and i'm just lumps family has also tried to reinforce this line of defense one of his brothers says of the salon lost his nerve and intentionally failed to set off the suicide vest he was wearing the terror experts say it's all part of a deliberate defense strategy he said some children can deaconesses suicide vest which they say he didn't use today we know two important things that had too technical faults and that's why he didn't go off. plus one have to slums computer there's an e-mail in which he complained about the equipment and demanded better stuff for the next time but the sooner pushing further in whatever material he was involved from start to finish not someone who is fragmented or. isn't
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a kid. observers expect slums lawyers to do everything possible to cultivate the idea that he was just a small fish. the start of his trial marks the accused first public appearance and it could set the tone for how the trial against him for the paris attacks will unfold. to syria now where activists say that there has been a new chlorine gas attack in rebel held in the province medics in the town of sorry say that they treated civilians for breathing disorders linked to the poisonous gas following government airstrikes the syrian regime denies using chemical weapons meanwhile pictures have emerged of the aftermath of russia air raids and it live province that reportedly killed several people towns are said to have been bombarded after rebels shot down a russian jet and killed its pilot over the weekend. for more on this i am joined now by syrian activist from istanbul he is the host of the syrian
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opposition radio station which is highly critical of the assad regime welcome to you and make you so much for joining us i want to turn first to these reports of this alleged gas attack we're more are you hearing from your sources there in the country. they're going to question the voice wasn't as good can you just repeat that please we heard reports of an alleged chlorine gas attack in a live province allegedly conducted by the assad regime and we're wondering if you have heard any further information from your sources in the country. this is definitely not the first and it doesn't seem like it's going to be the last attack on civilians using chemical weapons this happened inside october which is at lip countryside so dark i was one of those styles that have you know desist
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the old kind of extremism starting with the assad regime. has always been a stronghold for the moderate syrian opposition and all the other attacks previous to this you know video document. enough investigators. you know part of the international efforts to you know be weaponized syria from weapons of mass destruction have also confirmed that such attacks can only be carried out by c.n.n. to deem all it one of its allies we're talking about military capabilities here now fortunately for presidents who read and sarka b.s. that they there were no casualties because we know with the clothing. results and casualties it is munt to you know force it and thirty that they see
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it is deemed as being diet to force for the past seven years so again it comes in you know as one episode in a very long and painful cd's of photogs. it doesn't seem like these attacks were evident and if this attack is confirmed indeed to have happened if we do get that confirmation what do you think that that says about the strategy of the assad government at the current moment. i don't think it will change anything we have enough documented attacks if we ignore the many and repeated claudian attacks on civilians we can never ignore the fifteen hundred casualties and a little and august two thousand and thirteen we cannot ignore. the video the sun set in gaza tock both of these were very documented most of the governments
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especially the western governments gathered evidences from the site of photogs that proved the use of sighting gods and they have also documented such gods can only be produced and you know military facilities and that belongs only to the seed energy so your question i don't think you know that is a significance and documenting more and more attacks since we already know who that the point here is not the lack of evidence is the point here is the lack of the international world specially of the united nations security council to punish such crimes to punish such shoes off opens the funds to search and we will see if that is indeed the case we know that the un security council will discuss this issue a little later today one thank you very much for joining us to share your view on the matter on who died in the turkish city of istanbul as we mentioned you're the host of the syrian opposition radio station that is highly critical of the assad
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regime. let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world turkish president recha tie affair to juan is at the vatican for a meeting with pope francis their talks are expected to focus on the controversial u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel fold men oppose the move. north korea's ceremonial leader will travel to chang this week for the winter olympics can young naam will be the most senior official to ever visit south korea as hopes for high level intercooler talks during the games that begin in four days south african president jacob zuma has come under new pressure to resign top officials from the ruling a.n.c. party met with him on sunday to persuade him to step down his term expires next year but the party's popularity has fallen amid claims of corruption linked to the president israel has begun serving deportation notices to tens of thousands of
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eritreans and sudanese who have been seeking asylum there and a crackdown on what it regards as illegal immigration hundreds stood in line outside of the immigration authority offices on sunday seeking to renew their papers until now the africans have been on short term visas but now the israeli government wants them to leave and is offering them money and plane tickets to unnamed african destinations israel's government says that it has the right to decide who is living there and protect israelis from what it calls infiltrators but the africans are worried about what will happen to them if they are deported. cramer reports. to keep lettice home country every tree or more than twelve years ago and sought asylum in israel now his future is once again uncertain because he's facing possible deputation the station are always very sensitive especially for me personally in the for my community the people i love because. of.
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the protection and. imprisonment so very tough here at the eritrean community center the new government policy is on everyone's mind their choice go to prison or take a free plane ticket a payment of almost three thousand euros and lee for the country. over the past years israel has recognized only ten people as refugees to keep never received a response to his aside a request. sometimes we want to require some time infant or sometimes consular everything with their most person. really and i left my country because of danger so i know i'm a refuge that's why you came here in israel to ask proper diction between two thousand and six and two thousand and twelve about thirty eight thousand asylum
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seekers from every trade and sudan arrived in israel by the egyptian sinai peninsula and then that route was closed by a border fence ever since there has been a fierce public debate in israel about the asylum seekers speight human rights activist warned their safety cannot be guaranteed if they are deported we're talking about less than forty thousand people immigrants asylum seekers in israel who seek asylum in a land of eight million people this is less than half a percent of the israeli population so our first question to the government is why can't israel absorb those people give them shelter or allow them to build their lives here this is so much less than other countries have to deal with many asylum seekers ahead here in a detention center in the desert in the south of israel. this have settled in the southern neighborhoods of television a poor area of the city why some residents support the migrants many plame them for
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advice in crime and want them to leave. these are foreigners infiltrators it is impossible to live like this all our infrastructure collapsed the sewage system education welfare everything all the budget is going to work if you will feel like those is very it is who want to help them writers rabbis from the diplomats holocaust survivors and pilots are calling on the government to stop the deputation. the state we are obliged to deal with refugees and with asylum seekers as we would have liked the european countries. at the time. to have treated jewish refugees who tried to save to save those souls running away from persecution from extermination chiquita's more ado about his safety if he's deployed to to assert country he says
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a should pray at the door of a small chapel he wants to stay positive but given the choice to keith says he would rather go to prison than be sent to another country. you have to date now on your news i'm sarah kelly in berlin after a short break and we'll join you with more is so much for watching i hope to see you again. but dortmund leipzig the biggest favor to sleep got all the best goals we got all the action w. is the home of german football share the experience of every match. from just league on the weekend to here told you.


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