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crushes into muslim worshippers leaving finsbury park mosque in north london killing at least one person and injuring another rich country a terrorist investigation has been launched. at the start of the u.s. led coalition has shot john a syrian fighter jet in iraq all the same as it was in retaliation for the. position of force. but also in syria say it has launched missile strikes against one of the strong terrorist positions.
just after seven am this monday morning here in moscow welcome to the week to me on our team. we starts with the u.k. where a house had a crime of pedestrians near finsbury park mosque in north london the metropolitan police force has issued a statement saying one person has died in the country terrorism command is investigating the statement coming in around twenty minutes ago or so well and to see a church up the scene and joins us live now here that statement from the police suggests that this is being treated as terrorism what more can you tell us about the incident. well we do know that certainly an investigation is currently being held into what exactly occurred here in north london where we currently are where dozens of members of the community are still out on the streets despite it being five in the morning. certainly shaken by what has unraveled here in terms of what we do
know that has occurred here at finsbury park so far is a vast shortly after midnight had driven into a group of pedestrians not too far from finsbury park mosque and we do know that the metropolitan police have so far confirmed one person and they have said that eight people have been injured and taken to three different hospitals in london and that they have identified a man in the van who has been arrested as a forty eight year old man who has been taken to hospital as what they've called a precautionary measure to later be charged with the incidence they've also said that he's going to be checked for any mental conditions this is an incident that certainly shaken up the community here this is what people here on the ground have been telling us. behind me just by ten seconds just for us in the area and suddenly on my way home i hear the big noise and the crush knowing when i turned
back i sold the fun hit the people and when i ran to the place i saw a lot of people floating the one that on the all the bad landreth one of them and that the with the guy who was under the van was seriously injured but you know he took the whole mode of the van. the guy as well he's got hits in his head because he was standing looking at the guy like this and the violet you hit him here that's what happened my older brother called me divine there's a guy i was driving divine and potentially try to crush the people while they're having their coffee we just came out from the prayer time we were having short break so you know and then we pray at night two of my cousins got injured seriously and they have been taken cost because i tried to speak to them to the police and say you know to know about this situation the police could not confirm that this my relative if they had been passed away or been taken to hospital. so far what we
heard this from four to ten people. you know and when the police when did people have to rush to the man was driving the van they did bring him out the police came by the time they're putting him into a van i've got. you know he was raising his hand like sort of in a victory you know what the what the totally stock that you know is down to the most. well the investigation into this incident is being carried out by the counterterrorism commands and we do know that apart from this one arrest no further suspects have been identified and of course we'll be learning certainly more details into why this incident occurred the day and rubbles this write up today well what we know at this stage is honest it's going to rely from north london there thank you for that yeah as we mentioned the vase struck a group of worshipers leaving a service park mosque the chairman of the mosque mohamed culls for he told me
muslims were specifically targeted. cos during the last days off from auckland a lot of muslims come to the mosque in their late night to pray and i think what's happened today is a serious attack it is a deliberate attack three people as as we heard from people on the scene that there were three people in the van and they came from the other side of the road to target the people gather to have a break from prayers and unfortunately there is casualties. at least ten people were lying on the floor and that one of the tankard been hardest hit by the people handing over to the police i think there is people that there is injured people as well i heard from the people on the scene that they've seen quite a few casualties on the floor and but just we have to wait maybe until morning to clarify especially the motive of the tank why and why these people at times her
. indiscriminately and the people who gather because they are not just any muslims then they are you know it is very diverse community of all there there is many muslims and muslims alike and it is unfortunate. that this happened in this area where people get together and we have no problem whatsoever between communities it is open for everybody to the media to use this incident which we all have to condemn as we condemn other incidents like what's happened much sister or. masood or a london bridge we we have to condemn this this this incident got this who is behind it and called it as it is it is a terrorist attack on the most innocent people and many of them maybe lost their lives and here we are another extremist from maybe a different type of extremists they are they are using the thing in the same
methods and then aim both extremists aim to divide our community to. spread hatred division. and racism among our community we shouldn't let them do that we should stand together as communities to condemn such a try to make sure that this never happens again the head of the park mall speaking to me a number of hours ago well this comes after three terror attacks in three months from which london has not yet recovered the incident comes almost three months to the day since lead masood killed five people after munching the pavement at the westminster bridge and stopping a police officer to death. ah . ah ah ah ah.
ah. ah ah ah. ah can i get some life reaction on cross to the school of international affairs dean dr. you very welcome back to the program you so a lot of developments just coming in as you could understand in the past half hour or so with the math the metropolitan police have confirmed that. country terrorism probe has been launched and your thoughts on this first of all. you know no i didn't have to be all alone. you know not quite right. back. you see there. would be just coming out of the mosque who were mowed down
by what seems to be a white nationalist ought to be a neo fascist actor driving the van and it seems to be who carried on water the far right in britain. rising out of islamic center of jihad this were of course scattered over a cd's are going back so the last one so it's like the cycle of violence because on one hand. salafist ideology which does not believe in distance because the christians are on the other hand there are these extreme right wing christians who believe that they have also really fought this battle and if this water against them so unfortunately husin. even coming out of prayer from the mosque being out of the season who can find out what they're going to get a terrorist attack going to be great i mean these are actually condemning the incidents and the actually increase the radicalization on the other side is going
to because now the islamists will see that you see. an acceptance in britain and there is racism and there is some of will be and if we have to be back so be cared kind of an axis in the supermarkets often be and. one of the other shows that of britain solutions that we can speak of the new kind of talk. just some of the details about it the have been confirmed yet but apparently an elderly man had fallen over and some people coming out of the church on the street outside the mosque or helping him up not when the incident happened what do you think could motivate somebody to run over i grip all of muslim worshipers you know you adults and children alike at this towards the end of ramadan the festival you know this people coming together. you know not the atmosphere is extremely heated and polarized since the that you have the second acts in britain all the last two months the far right in the u.k.
has become active and they believe that they must hit back and this is seen as everything so you know feeding off the entire community as the enemy as the other is the basis would be humanizing their might then attacking anyone going down like this and i think we got so as i said expect remorse revenge attacks so this is what is happening now and the way it is treated in the sense of complete in nation often by not abuse from the mainstream in britain and it's actually a big stab in the heart of the might because of our the u.k. because it doesn't seem to be working because the radicalization is happening on both sides of the. break on the southeast and that you have this on the other side so you see like the clash and what is happening though what do we need more young people on both sides to do this and there that's in the five biggest. migrants that there are of suspicion and knowledge that we've never had back in since the box
incident but remember it's at least human via some very very hardline salafist preachers and motivated people to join al qaeda and isis in the past a look at. all these reaches you stop it from this study mosque but now it's been revamped and the british don't even want to needlessly and they are probably more tricked the moms nonetheless it remains in the collective memory of the fighting the finsbury park is the latest from here you know the sort of the slum retired so it's in britain and like the radicalization so i think the far right wants to look at sort of soft target they can obviously go to cd and fight isis so they're looking for you know any muslims they can find anywhere and then shift see that you know view of we didn't really do on this that in the community is that a black kid demonization of the other. that is happening and that is what is motivating them resurface and what about actions sir i'm just looking at the broader context in the u.k. the country as we've been talking to suffered
a wave of terrorism we still don't have a government after an inconclusive election are the authorities simply overwhelmed by everything that's going on and incidents like this would not be easily sorted out or do security services just get all the job at hand government turn up the duty of the question of chaos right now that britain to be somebody has produced a slightly recent. accident as you know. it seems like it is a kind of a pretty don't know what ought to be i mean the state. has traditionally been very strong and very as well to communities what do you see any difference what about what is happening now because of this inconclusive election and the answer going to be i don't see all of this. weakening of what ought to be and that is certainly creates a vacuum we want to give these radicals need from the community count office and
out of the thousand steps dean at the school of international affairs dr charlie thanks for giving us your take this hour. ok let's move on to more world news this hour a syrian fighter jet has been shot done by u.s. led forces the syrian government says the plane was conducting a kuntar terrorist raid when it was brought down inside of the city of damascus based journalist alibre haim told us more of their. so if one of 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 eisel but we can also confirm according to suffer through sources from the syrian military operating in that area that the popular church was actually carrying strike against a convoy from ice 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 or for the top warplanes of this so-called international coalition shut down one of where 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 the man 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 the surge of acrostic force those 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 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 hands of the syrian government since they have been actually is 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 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 sort of trying 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 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. . well the u.s. coalition said the syrian fighter jet was shot diane after it bombed opposition forces the pentagon also accused the syrian jet of straying into so-called d come election according to a coalition statement syrian forces were forbidden from entering the area near the village of judging where the u.s. back s.t.'s the syrian democratic forces are based however the russian foreign minister earlier rejected the use of the term de confliction zone saying that the united states has drawn up its own by drees without consulting other powers but i'm
not aware of that a conflict zones the pentagon is referring to maybe there is own 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 shed 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 the border with jordan the same justification was used at the pro assad forces had breached the de confliction zone jim w. dean managing editor of veterans today told us the u.s. is unwilling to coordinate with other parties in the conflict i would tend to believe the syrians because their sorties and their pilots are very valuable and
they would be very careful the russians are on the lines all mapped out and they know that the u.s. would just love to have an incident like this but there are i've still forces in the area of the u.s. coalition is the one that is refused to coordinate these types of missions and campaigns to avoid this type of thing so they bear the responsibility of it. but just staying with syria iran has fired several missiles into the country targeting terrorists allegedly responsible for two recent shootings in tehran and lee sued discuss the story with a farmer earlier here in the studio. the iranian revolutionary 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 start regime and joining their fight against extreme. sort of in retaliation 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 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 q. 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 queues saudi arabia backing terrorism which is something that flat out denies a number of different parties and states. syrian conflict fighters in the iran backed of 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. while the editor in chief of runs four's a news agency told. me a reunion 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 a regional transfer regional and when i'm in the back years and when iran says trance regional backers 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 that 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. an afghan official has told r.t. that u.s. forces killed three civilians including two children last monday. that illegitimate was truth open fire as a result they killed a father and his two sons well 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 rocker's the have 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 day he was killed by u.s. troops this is my brother sure in fact rules who killed. and this is my father zero ghoul he was killed as well they haven't yet learned to read or write but life has taught them early to hate if you are one of them. i want the government to avenge my father and kill his killers were 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 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 zita 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 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 a start he's harsh but 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. the people who murdered their father or the taliban and the promise of vengeance. kevin nolan is here in iran half an hour is time with more global and you stay with us on a world to water pollution crisis caused by the chemical industry. in case you're new to the game this is how it works not the economy is built around
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