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because of. breaking news this hour on the heart beat us led coalition hot shot gun a syrian fighter jet in iraq out of the coalition ses it was in retaliation after the jan opposition forces. also in syria say it has launched missile strikes against what it describes as terrorist positions in the country. with the top stories from the past seven days and right up to the moment developments as well welcome to the weekly an r t 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 down by u.s. led forces the syrian government say as the plane was conducting a counter terrorist raid when it was brought down south of iraq the mosque is based journalist al abraham brings us more. so if one of the us 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 eisel but we can also confirm according to suffer through sources from the syrian military operating in that area that the popular jet was actually carrying airstrike against a convoy from isis and that the fighter jet 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 will play in some of this so-called international coalition shut down one of our
a fighter jets just south and suburb of baraka the fighter plane was on a mission to destroy islamic state terrorist the aircraft crashed and the pilot is missing but i think there is more to that 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 they meant 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 sirte of acrostic forces and the second purpose is to actually. operational the syrian military to arrive to the city of those or to break an arsehole siege on the city that has been ongoing for three years to put things in perspective if pushed out of iraq which 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 saw that would allow isis fighters a safe way out and those fighters will then be will have only one choice to go to
theirs or try to take the city from the house 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 where it has the presence of various international and regional powers not to stay. yes russia syria iran has been a lot of news has been law in addition to now you have both month 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 usually on the city of there is what i'm trying actually to limit the ability of the u.s. . led coalition and the u.s. troops who are now on the ground in syria limiting their ability to move on
limiting their ability to create influence centers almost ruined battlefield and we have to understand that this is not just a syrian issue this is more of an international conflict and power play between the u.s. . well the u.s. coalition said the syrian fighter jet was shelled done after it bombed opposition forces the pentagon also accused the syrian jet of straying into a so-called de confliction so according to a coalition statement syrian forces were forbidden from entering the area near the village of judging where the u.s. backed s.t.'s or syrian democratic forces are based however they russian foreign minister earlier rejected the use of the term de confliction so saying the united states has drawn up its own by injuries without consulting other powers. i'm not aware of that a conflict zones the pentagon is referring to maybe there is owns that have been established unilaterally where the coalition thinks leaking 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. well the dawning of the syrian jet is the latest in a series of u.s. strikes against forces fighting for the assad government over the past two months the u.s. coalition has conducted several bombing raids against pro-government fighters near its border with jordan the same justification was used not the pro assad forces had breached de confliction so peter ford who served as you can buster to syria and bahrain told us the u.s. military is willing to resort to any measures to protect the armed groups it's 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. staying with syria iran has fired several missiles into the country targeting terrorists allegedly responsible for two recent mass shootings in tehran explaining that earlier for us i'm least suit talking to under four here in the studio. the
iran revolutionary guard which is the 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 start regime and joining their fight against extreme. to what happened in the interim just remind us just exactly what happened that militants have targeted two
of the most important buildings in the capital city on june seventh that first gunman stormed the parliament building and opened fire when it was in session and then simultaneously separate militants have that they need a suicide bombs in the mausoleum of a local many who's 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 queues 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 riyadh and tehran have really been increasingly tense and of course iran has long queue of saudi arabia backing terrorists which is something that flat out denies
a number of different parties and states. syrian conflict fighters in the iran backed a 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 the editor in chief of iran's far as news agency told us what was behind the iranian 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 are not embarked on conducting any second attack on iran iran would provide a much more vigorous response to them and not just it has also warned the backers and sponsors foreign sponsors of the terrorist groups including regional
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 in the aftermath of a deadly fire in london more not story on the other shelf for this short break.
i don't see clear out accounts throughout the do that anyway i only see. all things good for today or tomorrow. you have to. forward brief period of time and then you know divorce immediately i think that's a. bad historical moment in the middle east and it is very difficult to predict how things will be called. level one hot selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles that don't. produce offspring to tell you that what we gossip the public by file for the most important day. off advertising tells me you are not cool enough to fight your product. on the hawks that we along with our audience will watch.
welcome back to the program more than fifty eight people are believed to have died in whedon's this tower block inferno in west london police say vast number is likely to rise as the search for bodies continues the fire broke out during the night on swiftly and gulf the entire twenty four story building. but the.
norm for a whole lot. for me. the fire on the slow government response has led to widespread public anger protesters in the capital have been calling on the prime minister to step down they want answers as to why cheap flammable clothing was used on the building treason may has admitted that the handling of the disaster as not being good enough well dining straits is expected to appoint a judge to lead a public inquiry into the grenfell tar tragedy within the coming days on the prime minister is also ordered urgent safety checks on all similar tower blocks but as an associate churkin a fine diet for many a lot more still needs to be to alt. we're right outside downing street where if you can see hundreds of people have gathered to protest against a recent mase 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 make holes in the
following coalition that was formed with the deep need and this was the original reason but since the tragedy with the grand cell 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 being old so but brought up the idea of giving the residents were affected by grand fellow residential properties there are so awfully available you know 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 if the
mc and they have very few six months why not give them to someone temporarily and i mean that that really does need it it's been a long drop really foreign investors just come in force up all the flights and most of the money even used and yet we have hung the snow switches on the buck 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 in fifty six seven months what have you. by many here see it 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 going to stop acting as a as an actually the 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 that
point in time but 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. enough official has told r.t. that u.s. forces killed three civilians including two children on monday they do religion have been u.s. troops as a result they killed his two sons the shooting happened after a u.s. military vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb pentagon officials have still not confirm the reports of the civilian deaths. a statement from the u.s. mission in afghanistan did say however that the troops opened fire in self-defense because the of heard from witnesses the relatives of victims. there are 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 who killed. and this is my father zero good he was killed as well they haven't yet learned to read or write but life has taught them early to hate you enough. i want the government to avenge my father and kill his killers when my father and my brothers were killed everyone was sat 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 hid 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 cause why should american troops be allowed to kill our 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 is a refutation 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 in afghanistan is harsh but for zira 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 if you think they're going to support the afghan government. the people who murdered their father or the taliban and their promise of vengeance more of guys d. of. president among the party has won a clear majority in the second round of the french parliamentary election with nearly all votes counted the all marsh movement and its allies have more than three hundred sixty seats out of five hundred seventy seven in the national assembly in paris forty. the french president's party exceptionally on the high public on mox known as the republic on the move is expected to get the overwhelming majority in the powerful lawyer chamber off the column and that's means a big gigantic majority off this sits there and. is not surprising that
the country is entering and he story a moment that would practically mean this outcome that anyone back home will have the green light for all the initiatives and all the changes that he has been promising welcome pay me for the post of the leader of this country we have been able to speak to different people here in france and it seems that the public opinion is divided about this some say that this is a very good sign this is why we value to hold based mans 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 influencing the political landscape and that could theoretically lead to a situation when the ruling party would be spoiled somehow politically this is what some experts say about their theories will be a person 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 weakest almost non-existent that he's that he's not a good situation for them to be in parties which each individual will have. been subject to defeat. total but they will probably collapse as a result these are only three big parties the socialist public. will come to go but. they will obviously be. you saw them matching the bend the major rival all the men in michael in the presidential election the controversial leader of the national front party has been elected these 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. the u.s. . joined navy drills in the persian gulf this week qatar is currently on for a blockade by several are countries which are accused of supporting terrorist groups while u.s. festivals curry died exercises there or washington was busy signing an arms deal with doha estimated at around twelve billion dollars one qatari officials say that's proof the u.s. still box them in their regional dispute but not so long ago the u.s. president some scathing criticism of qatar. takes a closer look at how america focuses its strategy in the area we heard terms say time and again that he will do whatever it takes to defeat terrorism and those supporting the nation of qatar unfortunately has historically been a funder of terror was waiting to see what action the u.s.
would take against the gulf country thanks perhaps but no and that the u.s. has signed a deal to twelve billion dollars worth of fighter jets and there are plans to fill them even more later the fear and that's not all to us maybe combat ships have reportedly arrived in doha to carry out joint drills with the qatari maybe conflicting messages much. choice actually no probably not knowing the trouble of ministers being diplomatic. 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. because i think our kind of increased. tar is by no means the only country accused of funding terrorism iran has long been on the us terrible act decades around has
fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and threatening the region and causing so much by a lintz all nations of its most work together to isolate there is a growing realization among your arab neighbors that they have common cause with you and the threat posed by iran and it is indeed there's 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 indeed that was a deal that was a long time in the making that it's 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 is apparently cutting
ties with qatar or imposing sanctions just wouldn't be good business. r.t. washington d.c. . ok some news to bring you from the u.k. a vehicle allegedly being rammed into a crowd near finsbury park mosque in north london according to the metropolitan police. at the scene one person we believe has been arrested at this stage several people are also injured so far it's unclear whether this was a deliberate attack or an accident we are closely following the story i will keep you updated on developments from north london. but next on our to a report on the plight of people living in tanzania if you're watching us and you know comedy show news things.
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