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islamic state this taking root in the north of afghanistan is a new cell terrorizes the region we've got exclusive accounts of the horrors they've brought coming up. calls the u.s. downing of a syrian military jet over a disputed battlefield illegal but washington's adamant it was an act of self-defense. and there's concern in the u.k. about a sharp spike in islamophobia the fourth terror attack strikes the country just three months. good morning this is our international with me kevin i mean it's choose day morning
the twentieth of june. first a new islamic state leader has emerged in northern afghanistan after his reported release from the tories background prison in twenty sixteen hours as the son of an jihadi leader and his rise to power seen him fight off other terrorist groups in the region and forced locals to convert to i still. picks up the exclusive story for us from afghanistan. beyond this desert and those mountains lays islamic states newest caliph it the realm of warlord as. he starts himself as a warrior of god others call him a heretic cruel and heartless. he has murdered so many and besieged even more there is no end to his killing i lost twenty five members of my family the could people's heads off their legs arms and fingers some victims i
couldn't recognize because of what they did to their faces i lost my son everyone lost their sons head moment ammerman he is the most evil men in the world it is because of him that was tough he in poverty he brought his terrorists home homes and murdered everyone as azula is a second generation warlord jihad just like his father dangerous and vicious fanatical until recently he was incarcerated in baghran prison then came his unexpected and unexplained release. he's an international terrorist it was american soldiers who released him from bagram for whatever reason to let him go and now he has come for our lines which doesn't make immediate sense bag graham is officially run by the afghan government by graham is owned by the americans the afghan government doesn't have the capability to run it it was the
americans who released as if they want to they could catch him very quickly but they don't and i can't tell you why as izumi are fed on the chaos and corruption in afghanistan in his rise in near months she amassed hundreds of fighters an arsenal of weaponry and handily defeated both the afghan army and the taliban converting his ass. enemies to his own cause and it wasn't faith that did it. he's the richest man i know he has support from abroad and so much money he pays his fighters almost a thousand dollars that's why so many join him for reference that's about five times more than afghan soldiers are paid attempting some refugees say corrupt afghan army troops sell as his rule of the weapons he needs them and foreign
sponsors many chose to resist some did so by running away risking starvation rather than leave and as a radical rule others resisted with arms. is a militia leader he has organized locals into a small force to resist as azula the government the us they don't help we finance ourselves by selling our houses and lands to buy weapons and ammunition all the locals and the fighters we've spoken to say the same thing the afghan army sits idle selling weapons to the united states and its marines jets and coalition allies and nowhere to be seen leaving warlord as is and challenge to or i guess the of. northern afghanistan. reached out to the pentagon for comment of.
release from prison i can tell you at the moment we've heard nothing from them just yet if we do we'll let you know we did though hear from the afghan defense ministry . oh joy do you. know. what. next monday's attack a muslim worshippers in london has left many concerned over a spike in islamophobia across the u.k. a van drove into a crowd of pedestrians near a mosque after ramadan present finished auntie's police connex looks at how britain's found itself seemingly vulnerable these days to extremism. was. the method and now painfully familiar and the cold knowing down innocent pedestrians. a
country woke to news of another terrorist attack. on the streets of our capital city. this was an attack almost claims their place of worship god you're right it was the police declared it a terrorist incident within eight minutes this was at the quite. an attack on what seems like the u.k.'s prime minister has had to denounce a fourth act of terrorism on british soil in just three months terrorism extremism and hate treat take many forms that has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years including islamophobia islamophobia has been on the rise and this in the westminster manchester and in london bridge attacks which were
committed by islamic extremists the matter of london city khan has acknowledged that violent extremism can now come from anywhere terrorists so much for it but other means other than islamists much of asian protests the slowest motivation the british the police recognize this is a challenge a they face just hours after the x. hack a mosque in east london received a bomb threat and had to be evacuated authorities have now increased security around all places of worship but that hasn't allayed everyone's fair is the important thing to know is that this is a very very different types of things we've had before this was specifically targeted towards a minority community and the key thing to say here is that in the past we've had. about dividing lines between community how you have to separate you know this the british society in this muslim society and how this somehow the dividing line what this attack reminds us is that the only dividing line exists is those who believe
in justice freedom and peace and community cohesion and those who don't there are huge community tensions in this country the british muslim community have quite rightly emphasized that over time there have been rises in the number of attacks on our community islamophobia sacks what needs to be a socio economic changes to our society and some clear political leadership but happened here in finsbury park has shown us again how. the bluntest of tools like cars and vans can be when in the hands of those wishing to commit violent acts of terror figuring out how to prevent such attacks is now a major challenge it's a reason mase government. r.t. . on foreign policy expert we spoke to told us the threat of extremism is not restricted to just the u.k.
of course. we're seeing potentially the beginning of a second summer of terror europe experienced this last year was the doubling of terrorist attacks over twenty fifteen and right now according to your own poll the rate of terror attacks in europe is increasing over last year's rate and there's a terrorist attempt in europe mostly in the u.k. and france right now about every nine days the first responsibility of any government is to provide for the safety of its citizens and that is both internally and against the external threats in europe you have this dual problem you have basically citizens of these countries british citizens french citizens german citizens who are becoming radicalized mostly over the internet you simply don't have enough law enforcement resources to stay on top of these jihadi track them down and of course if they don't actually commit crimes until the terror attacks take place how do you arrest them as for the finsbury park mosque itself need to
the side to monday morning's attack it's got a controversial. it wasn't so long ago that the finn's republic mosque was making plenty of headlines in the u.k. opened in the late eighty's as the muslim population in the area began to grow it's been one of the biggest prayer holes in britain however in the ninety's the mosque was accused of radicalism and its preachers linked to al qaida the torrijos abu hamza was preaching there in one thousand nine hundred seven over the years there have been several different ideas about how he lost his eye and hand the most reported one being that he lost to making a homemade bomb in afghanistan there were reports the nine eleven attack and the so-called shoe bomber a man who had explosive in his shoes on an american airlines flight in two thousand and one with visiting the place of worship and that made locals worried wait a minute i live on this street. had the same family have good neighbors and my not moved now but only further down the street so i know i am a lot was going on my forehead and they all had to go to the other mosque around
there because it was i just got colonized by people who were local their agenda the mosque was closed in two thousand and three following an investigation and two years later it was reopened under a new chairman but the problems persisted two years ago it was targeted in an attempt to dos an attack back then scotland yard treated that attack as an islamic phobic hate crime one mosque to many problems that's happened about thirteen years old war is a history now i'm in since two thousand and five can now this must mean transferred from a hostile atmosphere to pee wee said but mostly it is a mosque and it's not just one a mosque it is a community center now where it's all open its doors to everybody we have to make sure that something like that never happened again. the number of dead or presumed dead after the grenfell tower blaze in west london has now risen to seventy nine metropolitan police say that number could still rise for the two so far five of the
victims only have been identified to the public but it is thought it will be possible to possible to identify everyone who perished there this is the latest video from the building released by police and shows flats where police have confirmed that everyone had been accounted for in the blaze readers show the devastation in the horror of the fire broke out last wednesday morning very early on and swiftly engulfed the twenty four storey residential block. for the u.k. prime minister's response to the tragedy has been heavily criticised meantime the huge set of protests in the capital have been calling for treason made to step down one aspect this particular anger the british public was may's u. turn on where the survivors would be re home now every single family will be re housed in the local area we are committed to ensuring that people are really housed as far as possible within the bara or in neighboring areas some people may actually want to go to another part of london. through the maze ordered
a thorough inquiry into the tragedy and pledge five million pounds to help victims but the u.k.'s labor party leader says the is clearly not enough jeremy corbin also suggested nearby vacant homes in the wealthy area of kensington should be opened up to survivors too there are a large number of deliberately kept very conflicts and properties all over london it's called land banking people with a lot of money buying a house spire flat keep it and you would seize it forever or just just take it for as long as they needed complete joy just look at them economically apply it compulsory purchase it requisition it there's a lot of things you can too. the tragic fires dealt yet another blow to reason most popularity following a snap election setback in which he failed to win a majority in parliament as you can see the ratings of for this severe drop since december according to pollster you gov more than a half of britons now happy with me as leader the c.e.o. of a grassroots charity organization in the u.k. spoke to us and believes the prime minister is too distant from the ordinary people
of britain with each event that has unfolded since the westminster bridge attack she is showing herself to be for. away from her people who she is the government she is disjointed and displaced she may be a good governor on a political speech or political sphere but she's not the people's voice she doesn't have the people's hearts and the people's will. when she makes her decisions and her plans meanwhile treasonous promise to make public the details of any deal to consolidate her position in government she's in talks right now with the democratic unionist party or the do you play in northern ireland and the deals largely seen as controversial because the d u p is going to pose it views to the conservatives on such issues as bricks that we heard from the u.k. why people are so concerned. well it'll. pull position within
governments you know they will have huge influence for that certain members and so many people are worried about with their status some loss of social issues the border with the south with. christine for example lots of issues where they've used their veto in order to prevent its progress towards peace and it could i can solution we don't want that sort of thing in the governments in the u.p.a. for a several ways of the same time because they were very much in favor of a complex that stealing to put in them but they want all the advantages of having a softball there with the south of the facing several ways and this doing this for their own advantage quite clearly break coming up hoping to stay with me kevin i would hear at our team this morning we'll bring you pictures of the alleged aftermath of a saudi led coalition strike in yemen and the rest of this tuesday. people
they're here to speak for you there to hear. again good morning from me the u.s. says it's downing of a syrian war plane on saturday was an act of self-defense but russia disagrees and it's now halted its cooperation with the u.s. led coalition in syria over the incident khaled mopin looks into washington his claims. for the fourth time in three months u.s. coalition forces have directly attacked the syrian pro-government forces this time a syrian army jet that was in the skies as part of antiterrorism operations was shot down now on previous occasions there have been harsh words but this time moscow says enough is enough any aircraft belonging to the u.s. led coalition detected in the skies west of the euphrates river with the russian
air forces operating will be tracked to targets by russian air defense systems the usa has responded to moscow with a verbal barb insisting that it has the right to self-defense now the un is worried about things escalating it does bring up more broadly or deep concern about the risks of possible miscalculation and escalation in the conflict in syria let's go over the facts the u.s. coalition says that it acted in self-defense the usa is in syria without the permission of the internationally recognized syrian government after essentially invading a country the usa then attacks the internationally recognized government i think the term self-defense doesn't exactly apply here especially when you take into account the downed a jet was on an anti isis mission secondly u.s. leaders insist that they are operating in a de confliction zone well no one other than the pentagon has ever agreed to that
now there are deescalation zones but the contested area of al tam is not one of them maybe there's owns that have been established unilaterally where the coalition thinks that he will do whatever it wants we don't we could nice such loans. as you know there are already deescalation zones that have been agreed on and established my syria iran turkey and russia and the steps by the coalition which don't receive consent from damascus are not legitimate and that's u.s. foreign policy one hundred one we can the united states can do whatever it wants with no ramifications there's. the justification for the united states operating there and u.s. is you know they're going to try and justify you know any expansion any operations and any way that they can and what are the motives behind them disagreeing and on this you know it's they want to gobble up territory they want to control stuff and they want to they want to take it away from the syrian government is maybe the first obvious one now we've been hearing about self defense and de
confliction zones for quite a while now the claims don't get any more true the more often they're repeated but how far is the u.s. willing to push its escalation and intervention in syria before things get out of hand caleb mopp an artsy new york for the this washington's top military commander was pretty hard pressed to explain the legal grounds for targeting the syrian military and its response fell flat. there and have legal justification in new york through zation use military force we are prosecuting a campaign against isis and in syria general dunford is referring to the authorization for the use of military force that was passed in two thousand and one after nine eleven that was related to al qaeda in afghanistan so now he's trying to pretend that this somehow justifies attacking syrian grown forces and syrian air force inside syria so what we've got going on is a clear violation of international law it's illegal to fund a proxy army attacking
a sovereign state it's illegal to fly over a state without authorization and it's obvious act of war and aggression to go into another country and shoot the army and shoot down the air force of these sort of unsteady as war rages across syria civilians a desperately fleeing the conflict we caught up with one man who gave up everything to try to escape rock where the u.s. led coalition is battling to liberate the city of muslim mixtape is some of his story. coalition planes struck the district of dario i was with my daughter at the time and just like that she perished after the blast i lost my work more often than not the u.s. planes hit civilians rather than i still. it's
mostly civilians who die in the area district director of cultural university the al how markets hospitals all these buildings have suffered from coalition bombers has no place is safe. next artie's obtained video of the alleged aftermath of a saudi led coalition strike in yemen which killed up to twenty five people at a market on saturday you may find some of the following images coming up disturbing here local reports suggest that the airstrike was comprised of two raves the first hit civilians whereas the second targeted paramedics who just arrived at the same tactics is what's known as a double tap within a second strike hitting those reacting to the first one was saudi arabia's
reportedly used this tactic before to. i. was a funeral for one man in samarra and now it has turned into a funeral for hundreds of yemenis. just a lot. i . the saudi attack on a yemeni funeral last october was condemned by the u.n. building as a ship carrying out such attacks violates the coalition's obligations and saudi arabia carried out an investigation into the incident and said that it occurred
after they received incorrect information from yemen's military former u.s. diplomat jim jeffords told us he believes the kingdom feels like it can go unpunished for whatever it does. we've got. areas of yemen on the verge of starvation the possibility of the outbreak of cholera this is a war basically targeting the yemeni people inflicting great damage carnage on the people in yemen and how much how much we've seen really at all in the western media about this and meanwhile the united states britain and other countries keep supporting the saudis with weapons with logistic with political support they pretend that they're fighting terrorism there it's really it's really despicable prince mohammad who feels that he has such a backing from washington he can engage in all sorts of risky and adventurous behavior and it's not going to come back to bite him and i think that if he keeps up this way it's going to end up above all destabilizing saudi arabia. stories
twenty four seventh's. kevin oh he'd be a good morning this morning if you could come back in thirty five but it's not been great we're going to live here for moscow between now and then is along with boom bust give me a fresh take on the latest mainstream media money headline. prime market was reformed to some degree and the wall street. unable to penetrate that market as they once did so the wall street cockroaches along with their brothers and sisters in the city of london to get in. they caught me another round they
tonight dow on the rise the dow jones hits a record high just as the business week kicks off this comes on top of an all time high set last week also brags that talks are underway it's been nearly a year since britain's voted to leave the european union and now the details of the divorce are being ironed out just as theresa may remains under fire and military spending a u.s. defense company is set to close massive fighter jets deals with nearly a dozen nations as one of america's allies announces plans to expand its defense budget within the next decade stand by the bus starts right now.
big task is off and it's pulled the markets with it to record highs the dow jones industrial average added a point five percent to reach twenty one thousand four hundred ninety eight the nasdaq composite jumped one point one percent to six thousand two hundred twenty two dollars standard and poor's five hundred index rose point seven percent to two thousand four hundred fifty as of noon eastern time holding at that number means it surpasses its record closing level of two thousand four hundred forty thirty five cents last tuesday technology stocks in the s. and p. five hundred rose one point three percent the largest gain among its eleven sectors to heavy weight examples apple rose two point five percent to one hundred forty five dollars eighty four cents and google's parent alphabet. up one point five percent to nine hundred seventy three forty one overseas now france's cac forty jumped after french voters granted their new president emanuel macron a political majority in parliament giving him more power to reform the economy it
added point nine percent to five thousand three hundred ten on the news germany's dax rose zero point eight percent to twelve thousand eight hundred fifty five and britain's f.t.'s c. one hundred was up point six percent at seven thousand five hundred six marking the official start of bracks and ago she ations britain's approach to divorce talks with the european union are in question after prime minister tree some a lost her parliamentary majority in an election meant to strengthen her hands in the talks. and over to brussels where those talks are on tenterhooks or have been anyway britain insists on talking e.u. citizenship and other trade initiatives while the european union has historically insisted on divorce proceedings first the european union's chief negotiator for the u.k.'s departure from the e.u. said the first day of talks had bed useful and set off on the right foot michel barnier said he was looking forward to working.