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there's. breaking news on the syrian military. has been shelled by u.s. led forces in iraq the u.s. says if it's up to the syrian opposition forces. also in syria iran says it's has launched missile strikes against what it describes terrorist positions in the country. with the top stories from the past seven days and right to up to the moment developments as well your welcome to the weekly on our international my names you
know neal good to have your company we start with breaking news from syria where one of the country's fighter jets has been shot done by u.s. led forces the syrian government says the plane was conducting a country terrorist raid when it was brought down to the site of rock out the mosque based journalist al abraham has more. so if the u.s. refers to the syrian democratic forces which is the militia group operating along with the u.s. led coalition trying to take the city off. from the control of but we can also confirm. according to. sources from the syrian military operating in that area that the popular jet was actually carrying strike against a convoy from iceland moving from the town of a certain into the town of total softball thirty kilometers east of the city and that in no way you posed any direct or in direct threat to any militia group from those militia groups
operating alongside the u.s. led coalition trying to get control over gain control of the city over the top but i think there is more to the story and what's more to that story is that is the u.s. is trying to true boundaries in the syrian conflict and red lines. for the syrian army not to cross them and trying to actually prevent the syrian army from achieving two goals the first goal is to limit the presence of the kurdish militias which is the backbone of certain demographic forces and the second purpose is to actually. operational the syrian military to arrive to the city of theirs or to break an arsehole siege on the city that has been ongoing for three years to put things in perspective if it is pushed out of the law seems to be the scenario it's very likely that this will be pushed out through an agreement between the s.d.f. and i still that would allow isis fighters a safe way out and those fighters will then be will have only one choice to go to
try to take the city from the hands of the syrian government since they have been actually in circling that city for the past two years the syrian battlefield is a very complicated one right now it has the presence of various international and regional powers states russia syria iran has been a lot of unease has been law in addition. now you have of the iraqi. army and iraq in addition to turkey all these traditional powers they have they are directly involved in the syrian conflict right now it's very difficult to speculate what will happen in the coming days but what i can tell you for a fact is that it seems that the syrian army and the syrian government are adamant on actually moving on with their operation to break the arsenal so huge on the city of there is what i'm trying to limit the ability of the u.s. . led coalition troops who are now on the ground in syria limiting their ability to move on limiting their ability to create influence centers almost through
battlefield and we have to almost that this is not just a syrian issue this is more of an international conflict and power play between the u.s. . abraham there will be incident. is the latest in a series of u.s. strikes against forces fighting for the syrian government over the past two months the u.s. led coalition has conducted several bombing raids against pro-government fighters near the border with jordan the pentagon claims to have issued prior warnings to the forces which allegedly breached a so-called de confliction zone and in a statement on the dawning of the syrian fighter jet the u.s. used the same term again saying the plane had crossed into such an area the russian foreign minister however has rejected the use of the term seeing they united states has drawn up its own by dreams in syria without consulting other partners. i'm not aware of that to completion zones the pentagon is referring to maybe there is owns
that have been established unilaterally where the coalition thinks that he will do whatever it wants we don't recognize such loans as you know there are already discoloration zones that have been agreed on and established by syria iran turkey and russia and the steps by the coalition which don't receive consent from damascus are not legitimate. peter ford who served as you can buster to syria on bahrain told us the u.s. military is willing to resort to any measures to protect the armed groups supporting this new attack youths by no means unprecedented. but let's not forget that the circumstances where this new attack took place it appears that it took place in an area where the so-called syrian democratic army that the rebels. by the u.s. was operating. in the vicinity of rocket it was very much an american
creation. that. it appears that the syrian plane may have been attacking their pet dog. and given that this is a very american operation the attempt to drive isis from fifty then the americans reacted to protect that toy. well staying with syria iran has fired several missiles into the country targeting terrorists allegedly responsible for two recent mass shootings in tehran and least to discuss the story of a farmer here in the studio. the iran vote for lucia narry guard which is an elite defense force in the country they've released a statement confirming that they have launched several ground to ground missiles from western iran into the region of eastern syria they say they were targeting
bases of terrorists that they claim are responsible for those twin terrorist attacks in tehran earlier last week in this statement the revolutionary guard also said that they managed to significantly destroy the terrorist bases infrastructure and also killed scores of them as well we can now show some unfaired by video of. purportedly showing the moment when this missile was launched and this development is rather significant because. this is the first time that iran has launched a missile strike into syria since they've been cooperating very closely with their starved regime and joining their fight against extreme. just reminded just exactly what militants have targeted two of the most important buildings in the capital city on june seventh the first gunmen stormed the parliament building and opened fire when it was in session and then simultaneously separate militants have that to me to suicide bombs in the mausoleum of many who is
the founder of this republic of iran so as you can imagine very significant buildings and those two attacks have led to the death of eighteen people and islamic state has since claimed responsibility following the attacks as you can imagine the government said that they were outraged and they have retaliation their revenge and the senior officials have also came out and cues saudi arabia of being involved they say that the fact that islamic state has claimed responsibility for the twin attacks proves a saudi arabia has been involved but bear in mind that saudi arabia and iran their regional rivals and the relationship between iran have really been increasingly tense and of course iran has long queues saudi arabia backing terrorism which is something that flat out denies a number of different parties and states are all involved in the syrian conflict fighters in the iran back to lebanese militant group hezbollah they were officially invited by the assad regime to join the fight and iran has been providing military support sending in trainers and advisers for the assad forces as well but as you
can see this is quite a significant development is the first time iran has launched missiles into syria since the syrian war started six years ago. in chief as far as news agency to list what was behind the uranium missile strike in syria. in tonight's a statement that the i.r.g.c. public relations has given it is warn that this is the beginning if the terrorists embarked on conducting any second attack on iran iran would provide a much more vigorous response to them and not just it has also worn backers and sponsors foreign sponsors of the terrorist groups including regional and transfer regional and when i'm in the back years and when iran says trance regional backers of the terrorist groups specifically means the united states now
it is believed by many in and outside the iran that the united states and many of its allies there are backing the terrorist groups in the region especially in syria they need to reassess. their estimates and assessments and the calculations with regard to syria the british prime minister is facing calls to resign after wednesday's deadly fire in london we have more and not and other stories in about ninety seconds time.
tower block inferno in west london police say vast numbers likely to rise as the search for bodies continues the fire broke out during the night and swiftly engulf the entire twenty four story building. i. like that. but i'm. too old for a whole lot. for me. a lot. the fire on the slower government response has led to widespread public anger protestors in the capital have been calling on the pm to step down they want answers as to why cheap flammable clubbing
was used on the building trees in may has admitted that the humbling of the disaster has not been good enough. well joining street is expected to appoint a judge to lead a public inquiry into the grenfell tower tragedy within the coming days on the prime minister has also ordered urgent safety checks on all similar tower blocks but as alycia churkin to find out for many a lot more still needs to be done. we're right outside downing street where if you can see hundreds of people have gathered to protest against a recent maize government this was originally intended to be a protest and pressing issues following the election lots of people have been saying they're unhappy with the snap election that's recent made calls on the following polish and that was one would think you need and this was the original reason but since the tragedy with the grand isle tower where as we know believe hundreds left homeless following what rubble there will be people are saying this
is becoming the final straw for the unhappiness of following the decisions that this government has been making not only that when germany were in old so what brought up the idea of giving the residents were affected by grants out the residential properties there are so awfully available that area and standing empty in those neighborhoods is something that's been brought into the spotlight and has been also something largely about econ be acceptable but in london we have looked through buildings and luxury flats left empty as land banking for the future while the homeless and the poor look for somewhere to live and this is what some of the protesters have been telling us here throughout the day. and they have very few six months why not give them to someone temporarily and i mean that that may be just made up it's been a long drop really for an investor just come in force up all the flats and most of
the money even used and yet we have homelessness which is going above fifty percent in the couple you know there's an obvious inequality that we need to start thinking about the people that actually live here not the people that are buying houses you know for millions of pounds and then leaving them empty for six seven months what happened was by many here see as something that's just a symbol of the huge disparity that exists here in the u.k. and in london between the wealthier and those who are a little less well off i think what can she do i think she's just go to start acting as i can actually you know. coming out and talking to people and engaging with people in a human why as opposed to acting like you're always at a press press briefing every time on top of that you can't help but think battle's therapy and his constant and cutting of things that may not seem relevant from our point in time actually have a great ramifications of come back to bite them there is a long string of things that i think it's just been more and more frustration from even from myself as a british citizen of someone that is supposed to be this strong and stable leader
and you show nothing but the opposite and i think it's really getting to a boiling point. afghan official has told our team that u.s. forces killed three civilians including two children last monday. that illegitimate u.s. troops open floor as a result they killed a father and his two sons eliciting happened after a u.s. military vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb and to hell officials have still not confirm the reports of those civilian deaths or a statement from the u.s. mission in afghanistan did say however that the troops opened fire in self defense ruckus the of heard from witnesses on the relatives of victims. they're too young yet to fully understand what has happened or grasp the depth of their loss all they know is that their world has been shattered and wrenched upside down.
this is my younger brother for a dolla he was killed by u.s. troops this is my brother sure in fact rules who killed and this is my father he was killed as well they haven't yet learned to read or write but life has taught them early to hate. i want the government to avenge my father and kill his killers when my father and my brothers were killed everyone was sad at home my mother cries every day. it all began when a u.s. military patrol hit a roadside bomb by all appearances they panicked when the explosion happened i was near my uncle and cousins american soldiers opened fire and a bullet flew by my face i ran and heat and came out only a few hours later my uncle and cousins were dead so i went to the village to tell everyone these version is backed in the police report we were shown it says zero
ghoul and his sons were at the shop two hundred meters from the scene they were taken for terrorists and torn apart by gunfire it was terrible what the americans did to them i couldn't even recognize their bodies. zero ghoul left behind twelve children six boys and six girls from now on their lives will be about survival clothing and feeding a dozen youngsters will be hard but for now it's anger that fuels them they killed them in a horrific way. we want to bring them to court so why should american troops be allowed to kill people in this cruel way the u.s. stresses it takes every civilian life seriously and promises to investigate every casualty of these investigations often end with only apologies and
for this family that's not enough they want americans out i don't want them here because they kill civilians we're tired of american soldiers there are explosions and they're killing the americans not helping us they're killing us we don't need them in afghanistan that has a reputation the coalition has built over more than a decade sixteen years of war and bloodshed atrocities and excuses and there's no end in sight it's no secret that life would have gotten these harsh but for zero goals surviving children the next few years ago and to be tough indeed that though isn't where the trouble ends ten years down the line when they've grown up you think they're going to support the afghan government and the people who murdered their father or the taliban and
their promise of vengeance more i guess the of. moving on i president. party a clear majority in the second round of the french parliamentary election with nearly all votes counted the on marsh movement and its allies have more than three hundred sixty seats out of five hundred seventy seven in the national assembly in parlous for are to re-offend. the french president's party exceptionally young. known as the republic on the move is expected to get the overwhelming majority in the powerful lawyer chembur all of them and that's means they gigantic majority of the seats there and. is not surprising but the country is and he story a moment that would practically mean this outcome that. will have
a green light for all the initiatives and all the changes that he has been promising welcome paying for the post of the leader of this country we have been able to speak to different people here in fronts and it seems that the public opinion is divided about this some say that this is a very good sign this is why we voted told they smash but others are afraid that. a country with very strong traditions is entering a new era when the authorization is going to be dramatically incapable of. but. the process of dissolution of the brutality. for as long as there isn't a strong opposition right now the opposition will be so weak as to be almost nonexistent that he's that he's not
a good situation for the country to be in which each individual will have. been subject to defeat so. they will probably collapse as a result only. the socialist public. will some degree of the. mapping of bend the major rival all the men in my column the presidential election the controversial leader off of a national front party has been elected based time and she will also be the member off palm and say the vote is now may be over but it is clear that france is at the beginning of something you good or bad it's too early to say. so to the coalition warplanes have bombed
a market in yemen killing at least twenty five civilians according to local medics the raid happened on saturday night in the province in northeast yemen after an initial strike part of medics rushed to the scene and several of them were reportedly killed as the bombardment continued so the warplanes have been bombing yemen for more than two years destroying much of the country and killing thousands of civilians one of the deadliest attacks happened last october in the capital sunday when more than one hundred forty residents lost their lives. at least sixty two people have been killed and dozens injured in must of forest fires currently sweeping through central portugal four children are among the many people were burned to death in their cars as they try to escape the region the fire broke out on sunday afternoon and quickly spread engulfing in the area covering one hundred square kilometers the portuguese prime minister has described what's
happened is the biggest tragedy of its sort in recent years three days of mourning have been declared. the u.s. qatar navy drills in the persian gulf this week qatar is currently on drug blockade by several are countries which are accused of supporting terrorist groups while u.s. vessels cardio exercises there washington was busy signing an arms deal with. iran twelve billion dollars one qatari official says that it's proof the u.s. still box them in the dispute with its neighbors but not so long ago the u.s. president had some scathing criticism of qatar. takes a closer look at america's recent policy in the region we've heard trump say time and again that he will do whatever it takes to defeat terrorism and those supporting the nation of qatar unfortunately houses sturrock leap in
a funder of terrorism was waiting to see what action the u.s. would take against the gulf country thanks perhaps but now that the u.s. has signed a deal to twelve billion dollars worth of fighter jets and there are plans to sell them even more later the fear and that's not all to u.s. may be combat ships have reportedly arrived in doha to carry out joint drills with the qatari maybe conflicting messages much. actually know probably not knowing the trouble ministration. it's kind of standard behavior for the. most everyone in the world and then create wars to keep having a market this is a good indication of the administration and what they're doing everywhere.
tar is by no means the only country accused of funding terrorism iran has long been on the u.s. terror. decades around has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and threatening the region and causing so much by a little it's all nations of. most worked together to isolate her there is a growing realization among your arab neighbors that they have common cause with you and the threat posed by iran. is no question about what about iran sanctions sanctions and more sanctions qatar keep a military base there are weapons and hold joint drill conflicting messages that was a deal that was a long time in the making that is not a brand new deal that just came out we continue to work with the nation of qatar and the government and other partners in the region these are necessary actions to not only support u.s.
interests in the gulf but also keeping that region as safe as possible apparently cutting ties with qatar or imposing sanctions just wouldn't be good business. washington d.c. you're watching our to international mix the reports on a water crisis affecting millions of people in india so if you're watching us in the u.k. or a look at how a meat processing corporations fight food safety regulations stay with us. here's what people have been saying about rejected in. full. and also says it all for the only show i go out of my way to launch you know what it is that really packs upon our leadership is the john oliver of our three americas doing the same we are apparently better than bluebell things better said i see people you never heard of love redactor the night not the president of the world bank so.
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