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attacking the west is put on the back burner for al qaida is a day is instead the hearts and minds of those who witnessed the ravages of the throwing war on terror. which came here to try to understand how the group's been able to carry out large scale devastating attacks like the one from memory that right here behind the rides about by the young that is the us really understand what finding and that's. clashes across egypt playing thirteen lives the country's military backed leaders continue their crackdown on the muslim brotherhood's protests against the upcoming constitutional referendum. and is volgograd trees for those killed in the terrible last r.t. told to the man who saved a nine year old girl who remains gravely ill. forecasting
twenty four seven live from moscow you're watching international. now al-qaeda affiliated assassins have reportedly gunned down a senior yemeni intelligence officer in a broad daylight drive by shooting the terror network has been increasingly concerned in recent years by both government forces and u.s. drone strikes reports and how it's forced al qaida to adapt and evolve its strategy . it's a bone chilling video the man driving this s.u.v. is on a mission to kill as a truck barrels into an army base in the yemen's shabwah province a sickening act of terror is captured on film omark about zero zero zero
zero zero zero out of more than fifty soldiers died that day but al qaeda went beyond simply claiming responsibility it released this video showing computer generated maps in preparation for the attack an interview with the bomber it even included english subtitles an al qaeda leader is then shown chiding a group of captured soldiers know that you and the americans are in the same trench the american drones are in the sky a jew on the ground after al qaeda in the arabian peninsula was formed in two thousand and nine the weak state into a breeding ground for some of the most high profile plans to attack the united states in response a steady barrage of the u.s. hellfire missiles but the shaab wiretap revealed a group that's still both organized and deadly the problem with drones critics say is that they don't just kill terrorists an errant strike reportedly hit a wedding party in the central city of rodarte tribal leaders from the area say mistakes like that help boost al qaida ranks. in regard to
tribes initially united to defend against al qaida but then we saw the drone strikes were killing innocent people which has pushed the tribes to sympathize with the militants and to support them directly but the rise of extremist groups here in yemen is also related to the country's scarce resource. says water being a perfect example now in some parts of yemen they've been able to come in and prove the infrastructure as well as resolve disputes over water fulfilling the function of a state in the state's absence. taking advantage of the chaos following the overthrow of yemen's president ali abdullah saleh al qaida was able to seize large swaths of land in twenty eleven under the name on sorrow shari'a the rebranded al qaeda offshoot fought with more than just guns aiming to win over locals with basic services in this propaganda video the group has shown a string of power lines in a long neglected beyond province although western efforts to crack down on
traditional funding sources have been successful as al qaida has since turned to a different lucrative trade over the last two years al qaeda in the arabian peninsula has exported some twenty million dollars worth of ransom money and according to some estimates kidnapping has become the group's single largest source of funds foreigners can bring in multimillion dollar ransoms and in a country where nearly half the population lives below the poverty line twenty million bucks can go of very long way to person is a good thing. in some times one hundred a. few hundred. among the. many citizens this will be their business to do not necessarily because they believe in. the objectives of the leaders of these groups but just as a business and al qaeda campaign for hearts and minds may sound bizarre but experts
warn it's a dangerous tactical shift it appears that they have stopped focusing on trying to attack the united states and the west focusing on building. presence in yemen. the relevance to local communities so that when the us and the government go after them they can laugh at them they can let that sort of them. is that more dangerous it's a lot more. although when government offensive eventually dislodged ansal sure we are from seized land that doesn't mean the group is on the run this man spent years as a recruiter and agreed to speak to me on camera without hiding his identity in fact he now works as an accountant for the government. because many youth joined us willingly because they were looking for freedom justice and the application of sharia law in him that they saw that show real follow through on promises and was
committed to yemen's future a worrying future if the present is any indication the group stage a brazen attack on the defense ministry in the heart of yemen's capital fifty six people dead more than one hundred sixty wounded it's a bloody reminder that violence remains a key weapon in al qaeda as arsenal reporting in yemen fourteen and lucy catherine of. norman from the campaign drink just foreign policy told us he believes the u.s. is unwilling to target prominent al-qaeda sponsors. by now it's a modern national corporation so it has funding sources from saudi arabia qatar but a huge gap in western also because the can i didn't with the funding that comes from truly go off countries something you don't look at the western sanctions on iraq and how tightly their pores and then ask yourself where the sentients.
financier's and then you realize well you know with the financing that's gone due. to the sunni jihadists in syria this is with open collaboration that. i don't attract so how can they crack down on finding a gene. well further north in iraq al qaeda linked militants have declared an islamic state in the western city of fallujah government forces there have killed you had his commander but have so far failed to regain control over the area the militant advance came after days of fierce fighting in the region which is a hub the sunni extremists who value to top of the shiite dominated government since the latest clashes erupted on monday around one hundred people have been killed a third of them civilians last year became the deadliest in iraq since two thousand and eight according to u.n. studies defense consultant mine roof believes the roots of the crisis lie well
outside iraq. worse curity is nonexistent in iraq the situation is nato created a division among the sectarian communities. and what's taken place is they give power to the shia. no power to the sunnis so the sunni are fighting for a place in the society and in government the saudis are also sponsoring. terrorists to creates chaos in the country simply to eliminate the shia influence or overall it would continue unless the world recognizes that the saudi arabian. ideology of financing this chaos needs to stop still new to start i'm told in no uncertain terms that they move to remove the. terrorists and unless this happens i'm afraid we'll see more of this. r.t. does how they have r.t.
dot com does have a special section dedicated to those killed in the numerous terrorist attacks plaguing arac discover just how blind to the nation has been over the past year along with expert analysis. and still to come in the program what does it take to get a medal at the winter olympics cutting edge equipment for starters but above all ensuring there's enough snow to compete on we look at whether the white stuff is the right stuff as sochi twenty four take. the city of volgograd remains on high alert with heavy police patrols in the streets and in public places a stream of mourners visit the sites of the two terror blasts victims funerals continue daily while more than sixty who were injured are still in hospital some are desperately ill with doctors unsure whether all will survive next the story of a nine year old girl who was caught in the first bombing. it was just another day
for you wagner grads the main train station but suddenly at old changed. there was a loud clamp the force of it was so strong that it smashed the windows and the doors of the luggage room i got up and rushed in to help people it was the first of two explosions that rocked the city just east before the new year the blast of the station set off by a suicide bomber reached through a crowded area between the entrance and the security national detectors and. then i noticed a man in a girl's around towards the girl asked her whether she could breathe she was losing consciousness i picked her up and carried out of the station u.-t. saved a nine year old all girl following an ironic twist of fate she was there with her family to return train tickets as they decided to travel by plane in stat.
she was so brave she didn't even cry i was talking to her all the time she kept saying that she wanted to sleep but she was just losing consciousness and i was telling her just don't sleep don't sleep. there was panic and horror in the street to beauty some time to find an ambulance for their girl. i rushed to the ambulances but they told me the only take grownups and that i have to wait for the children's emergency to arrive i apologize now but i thought that time i broke down i started yelling at them swearing and finally they took her. as soon as transportation was possible the youngest victims of the volga grad terror attacks were delivered here to the children's clinic hospital in moscow and currently doctors are battling to save their lives dr c. the girl has damage to her lungs her mother is with her at the hospital and her condition is stable but serious as the first shock of what happened fade it all
disappear and started to look for their daughter's rescuer they even posters or call for help on this social network. please help us identify the man who carried out of the train station after the bombing on december twenty ninth twenty thirty he told her not to fall asleep the girl remembers him has been asking about him for two days straight we really want to tell him thank you so. we will meet again definitely i will wait for her recovery and we'll keep in touch there. are eighteen moscow. on our website so we have more stories of survival including the youngest victim to have suffered in the double bombings in volgograd she is just three months old and her mother and grandmother in the horror of the second explosion online we tell you what saved her life. also on line and i c r n e a ship
to notice. places change. the picture. from around the globe. to. nationwide clashes needier between police and muslim brotherhood supporters have left at least thirteen people dead and over fifty wounded the group which backs the ousted president morsi was recently branded a terrorist network by the military backed government more details now from bell tree. well these fierce clashes that have rocked the nation came after supporters of mohamed morsy called for protests in the lead up to a referendum on the egypt's new constitution on the fourteenth and fifteenth of
january now the muslim brotherhood and their supporters in the form of the anti cure alliance and those who support mohamed morsi are boycotting this referendum and they say the constitution is illegitimate and they are escalating the demonstrations as they go through to the fourteenth and fifteenth of january so egypt is very much bracing itself for more violence now so it will have already been shot dead today in favor human in serious and also cairo and alexandria a number of protestors and also students have been killed students here in egypt very much of the vanguard of the pro-democracy movement there detentions in their killings is sparking the movement to keep going further and people are very angry organism brotherhood as well are very angry because the government has in force a new occurring in law the protest law which sees demonstrations have to get permission from police before they can go ahead in addition of escalated on christmas day when the authorities decided to declare the mission brotherhood a terrorist organization anyone who helps them as
a brotherhood in their marches or even has literature supporting them could get a five year jail sentences organizers of these demonstrations could face execution so there is a lot of anger on the streets and on the behalf of the supporters of mohamed morsi who is going to trial on the eighth of january so this is another event that's on the horizon angering these protesters on the streets and making egypt quite a volatile place we really with this constitution referendum and also the trial and horizon we expect this to get worse in the coming days. political analyst ivan eland from the peace and liberty center in washington believes that if the military government continues cracking down on muslim protesters egypt won't see real democracy any time soon certainly the muslim brotherhood is no ideal group of people but. you know they they're they were elected by a majority of the egyptian people and if it egypt is to be moved to democracy i
think they'll probably have to be let to rule egypt but of course they're not being allowed to rule and the military has taken over and the military seems harsher than even the mubarak regime which was in power before the arab spring started so i don't see much public support in egypt for the military government there's a lot of the sentence egypt that's bubbling under the surface so i think the prospects for democracy in egypt are virtually nil right now. still ahead for you this hour when a dog's life is the good life we tell you about a nice game that forms is a policeman's best friend comfy retirement after a long career in helping to call a criminal. stadiums are ready to be hotels prime but there's one vital ingredient needed for sochi twenty fourteen which is largely and to organize his hands but if mother nature can quite manage a blanket of olympics now there is a plan b.
is to bang not say he explains. that's the biggest challenge facing so she's organizes making sure there's plenty of the one thing the games hunty without snow the new roads are flooded alpine resort to reach is over five thousand feet making it one of the biggest lifts of mountains in the world concerns about snow less the lympics were raised up to two tests to benson so she had to be cancelled last february because there wasn't enough the temperatures here rarely falls below freezing but snow is being guaranteed and here's how sixteen million cubic feet of snow has been stored and europe's biggest snow making system is in place weather stations make sure the organizers know when they're going to have to act as mother nature themselves now we care for the field of play almost done so it's more than one meter of snow right now on the slopes so this is this is the main this is the
main task there are four different forms of technology that have been used to ensure the snow a snow vault has been storing snow thought over yeah under special blankets keeping it from defrosting. there are hundreds of snowy cannons scattered around the slopes they use water from the mountain lakes to make artificial snow a special kind of snow salt is also being used as glue when and if the snow melts and finally mountain gutters these pipes will gather snow falling at the highest peaks transported down to the slopes wade will get an axe should boost without official snow of course technology is also being utilized by become patas going for gold. i am in charge of ski lubricants including solid and liquid ones we're basically trying to figure out which lubricants would provide the maximum acceleration in the saatchi snow so that later we could share our findings
with the services that are supposed to prepare the equipment. yes the olympic games professional athletes use custom made sports equipment to maximize performance and to make sure it caters to the exact needs the russian t.v. uses ski specifically designed and shaped on comping machines they take into account weight strength aggressiveness body type to size and to. each is a way to make sure they slide faster than their competitive rate even designated wes's on hand to help now that we've seen our snowboard go through the process of getting clean two we're now at the final stage of the stage we're going to actually whacks it we're using wax as well as hard and all you really have to do is this now what this does is that it covers the holes that are on the board and once those holes are covered with wax you then slide the hot i'm over it
it's almost kind of like i am going out the snowboard and this is done for performance wise so when you're out on the slopes you're going to be foster. with a little bit of crap. every country has its own ski program made up of the expos to help the athletes perform at the highest level eats it's top secret far too technical for the likes of me time to test out the equipment and the snow the artificial snow does seem different in texture but in terms of performance the difference is minimal but then again i'm not trying to win a medal. not enough no look around. almost all the top of long thought that was. the moment the olympic venues are getting a last minute look over from russian president vladimir together with the prime minister he's checking at the hotels recreation zones and of course the snowy slags
will bring you more on what the olympic city has in store as the clock ticks down to the seventh of february right here on r.t. international. show two of the twenty fourth jeanne olympics what's the stories like why is this so special as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games should be the city's present and future a lot more so if you will bring it this is the moment they are reporting from a very cold snowy windy mountainous stop here beyond the olympics with. some international news in brief foreign says broken in chile during a demonstration to the sixth anniversary of the police killing of an indigenous student hundreds of protesters marched through the capital santiago before being dispersed by water cannon the policeman who shot the twenty two year old was
convicted of unnecessary violence but that never went to jail and he's still a serving officer. the fighting in the central central african republic has now forced just under a million people to flee their homes that's double the number since the start of december the u.n. says it's struggling to get a through to people that need it because of the ongoing violence about a complete skippers french troops have so far failed to quell the fighting between muslim and christian vigilante groups. bangladesh is braced for more violence during sunday's parliamentary elections after opposition candidates said they will boycott the vague week of clashes between anti-government activists and riot police have left several people are dead the opposition says the elections could be rigged a recent poll suggests more than seventy five percent of the population think the ballot should be canned so. now they spend their life sniffing out crime and help
put criminals behind bars so one police force in britain thinks it's only fair that canine constables get the same rewards as their handlers when they retire now and i welfare scheme that's raising taxpayers hackles. are. they might be man's best friend but they're also an expensive piece of police kit well now for the first time in the u.k. and one police force has decided that police dogs should be awarded pensions when they retire under the plans nottinghamshire police dogs will receive that cost about five hundred pounds a year for the first three years after leaving the course there are twenty six dogs currently in service or working in the totals for the police force for six or seven years when they retire. with the dogs home to some police officers looked after the group of two of the family and the police officer who is all the expenses. of
horrified that the police officer. but at a time when cuts to services have. police officers out of work the taxpayer funded scheme has been receiving mixed responses it is a strange one and on face value i think it probably does look a bit old you know in these times when everybody everything is being cut back in the public service it just seems a bit strange that a police force is paying about the same out of money for drugs but they do a very special function pretty important when it comes to a pretty important when it comes to public order a very very very important in the battle against drugs but actually what they have their greatest. feature is that they're a very visible form of placing on the public really like see police officers on also like seeing peace dogs so it's a really really important part of how british placing operates nothingism so police
have defended the scheme saying this is right and proper that the hard work that the police dogs do is acknowledged and it's sad to say that the u.k. is a nation of animal lover to some campaigners have blasted the skiing saying that to award dogs pensions at the time of austerity is quite simply you know what's coming bulking. london more news for me in about half an hour's time next breaking the say. i'm an old school kind of guy i like tradition and heritage and all that stuff why look to the past that there's a lot that we could learn from our ancestors however one thing we don't need from
them are debtors prisons which according to a fox news report are somehow on the rise in the united states in the twenty first century the. and the british center for justice claim that the local courts have been sending individuals with unpaid fines and fees jail which the courts may not even realize is illegal these courts are locking up people with fines that have exploded in size due to interest imposed on the initial amount and for the representation they had when they were in court which i always thought was supposed to be free but worst of all some are still in prison for fees they occurred while being in prison like having the audacity to use toilet paper hey that's taxpayer money down the toilet the kicker to this all is that throwing people in prison for their public debts costs more than the debts the prisoners have to pay off that's right the local governments lose money doing this someone please resurrect the founding fathers america is running out of time if you aren't worried about this comeback of debtors' prisons are you think those rednecks deserve it so let me ask
. ok paul so amigos i'm out of a martin and this is breaking the set so much the duck dynasty controversy that the mainstream media is trumpeting there's actually a positive news to report a panel appointed by obama just released its recommendations to scale back the n.s.a. and the document they recommended forty six changes to add transparency accountability the agency but most importantly they suggest scaling back its authority to snoop and every aspect of our lives so time the pop the champagne o o's right not so fast this is only good news if obama actually decides to embrace the advice and here's the cold hard truth even if the recommendations are adopted it's not going to prevent mass surveillance and the president's review panel did nothing answer the questions raised about the constitutionality of the n.s.a. .