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breaking news a stranger suspends its airstrikes alongside the u.s. led coalition in syria as tensions grow between washington and moscow over the u.s. turning of a syrian jad. elsewhere and that afghan local speak exclusively to us about the horrors unfolding in the north of the country as a new islamic state cell takes root a special report coming out bus to. work with. the pressure builds on u.k. prime minister to resign may after a fourth terror attack strikes that country in just three months.
very good morning it's kevin we view it r.t. h.q. this morning choose day the twenty eighth of june as it is just turned eleven in the morning here now and first on that breaking news from syria where we've heard in the last hour straight says it's going to suspend its airstrikes following the u.s. downing of a syrian government jet on sunday a stray defense department says it took the decision after russia's response to the incident moscow halted cooperation with washington calling its move to take an act of aggression the decision to stop operations is temporary they say australian officials are going to review it in due course the u.s. however says its downing of that syrian warplanes was an act of self-defense picking up that line khaled moped looking at the spiraling state of moscow washington relations right now. 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 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 us foreign policy one hundred one we can the united states can do whatever it wants with no ramifications there's no justification for the united states operating there and u.s. is you know they're going to. 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 d. 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 mop and artsy new york washington's top military commander was pretty hard pressed to explain the legal grounds for targeting the syrian military is response fell rather flat as you'll see you're 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 somehow justifies attacking syria and ground 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 sobering standing. and as the war rages across syria civilians a desperately fleeing the conflict we caught up with one man they gave another story he gave everything to escape rocket when the u.s. led coalition is battling to liberate that city from islamic state in some of his story. the. coalition planes struck the district of dario i was with
my daughter at the time and just like that she perished after just last week i lost my leg more often than not the u.s. planes hit civilians and one of the guys still. is most of the civilians who die in diarrhea district are directly culturally university market spittles all these buildings have suffered from coalition bombs has no place is safe. we tie an exclusive ghana stand a new islamic state leader as a merged in the north of that country after is reported release from the notorious bag ram prison in twenty sixteen as a seller is the son of an uzbek jihadi leader and his rise to power is seen him
fight off other terrorist groups in the region now and force locals to convert to weisel out his more ghastly of pigs at the story from afghanistan. beyond this desert and those mountains lays islamic states newest caliph it the realm of warlord as azula stars 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 at least twenty five members of my family 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 man 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 the have a 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 is zuma fed on the chaos and corruption in afghanistan in his rise in mia months she amassed hundreds of
fighters an arsenal of weaponry and handily defeated both the afghan army and the taliban converting his enemies to his own cause and it wasn't faith that did it you know 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. to radical rule others resisted with our arms. sure 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 well as he reached out to the pentagon for comment about the release from prison the can tell you verse far we've not heard anything yet anyway if we do will tell you we did hear though from the afghan defense ministry. oh. you know.
what. next stop tease of time video of the alleged aftermath of a saudi led coalition strike in yemen that killed up to twenty five people at a market on saturday and i find some of the pictures coming up a disturbing local reports suggest that the airstrike was comprised of two raids the first hit civilians was the second then targeted the paramedics to the right of the same to treat them this tactic is what is known as a double tap the second strike hitting those reacting to the first and saudi arabia's reportedly used this kind of tactic before to. use was a fuel cell one. and now it has turned into a funeral for one hundred so you mean it's. all just. an all
or. back in october last year the deadliest so-called double tap strike in yemen hit a funeral the asuna you may recall it was immediately condemned by the u.n. and the organization born riyadh then it would be violating its coalition obligations in response so they were carried out an investigation into the incident and said it happened after they received incorrect information from yemen's military former u.s. diplomat jim jatra spain leaves the kingdom feels like it could go on punished for whatever it does it seems. 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 or it's really it's really despicable for crown 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 off the brake who would have the challenges facing u.k. prime minister trees i'm a is the country comes to terms of the know the terror. when
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muslim worshippers in london is adding to the pressure right now on prime minister . the government's facing accusations that its security failures played a role in the terror in the capital and also put manchester where in this latest incident to finsbury park mosque a van drove into a crowded pedestrian present just finished. looks next at how britain's found itself seemingly vulnerable more more to extremism. to method and now painfully. down innocent pedestrian.
country woke to news of a terrorist attack. on the streets of our capital city. this was an attack. place of worship. a terrorist incident within eight minutes this was. quite. an attack on. minister has had to denounce a full thanked of terrorism on british soil in just three months terrorism extremism and hatred take many forms that has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years including islamophobia islamophobia has been rise and the since the westminster manchester and london bridge attacks which
you can retreat by islamic extremists the mare of london city has acknowledged that violent extremism can now come from anywhere terrorists are motivated by other means other than islamists motivation perverse islam is the motivation the could use this for the peace recognise this is a challenge they face just hours after the attack a mosque in east london received a bomb threat in had to be evacuated authorities have now increased security around places of worship but that hasn't been laid everyone's fear is the important thing to know is that this is a very very different attack to 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 heard things about dividing lines between community how you have to separate you know this the british society and this muslim society and how this somehow the dividing line what this attack reminds us is that the only dividing line that 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 a number of attacks on our community islamophobia cuts x. what needs to be a socio economic changes to our society and some clearly political leadership but happened here in finsbury park has shown yet again how sehgal the bluntest of tools like cars and vans can be when in the hands of those wishing to come. it by act of terror figuring out how to prevent such attacks is now a major challenge it's a reason mase governments. see. european really under fire at the moment when international affairs expert john said to lead the says the terror threat is growing at an alarming rate was teeing
potentially the beginning of a second summer of terror europe experienced this last year was a doubling of terrorist attacks over twenty fifteen and right now according to your a 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 external threats. the number of people dead or presumed dead now off the grenfell tower blaze in west london has risen to seventy nine yesterday metropolitan police say that number could still rise as well so far five of the victims have been identified to the public splits thought it would be possible to identify everyone who perished in that block is the latest pictures from when it showing charred devastation what you're seeing in the flats where the police made
a film is wherever it was accounted for it must be said the home was reduced to rubble and ashes the fire broke out early last wednesday morning it swiftly engulfed a twenty four storey high residential block the u.k. prime minister's response to the tragedies been heavily criticised the huge set of protests have been happening in the capital they've called for treason made to step down when asked by this particular anger the british public was maise you to know where the survivors would be reopened. 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 para or in neighboring bear as some people may actually want to go to another part of london as far as the investigation is concerned trees of maize order the further inquiry into the tragedy and pledged five million pounds to help victims but the u.k.'s labor party leader says that some is clearly not enough jeremy corbyn also suggested nearby vacant homes should be opened up for the survivors 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 buy a house fire flak keep it and you would seize it forever or just just take it for as long as they needed complete i just look at them economically apply it compulsory purchase it requisition it there's a lot of things you can do tragic fire is dealt another blow to reason most popularity it seems following a snap election setback in which she failed to win a majority in parliament as you can see a ratings have suffered a severe drop since december and according to pollster hugo more than half of britons now are unhappy with me as leader the c.e.o. of one grassroots charity organisation in the u.k. believes the prime minister is too distant from the ordinary people of britain. it has unfolded since they referenced the bridge attack she is showing herself to be further. away from her people who she's the governor she is disjointed and displaced she may be a good governor on
a political 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 meantime trees made promise to make public the details of any deal to consolidate her position in government right now she's in talks with the democratic unionist party the northern ireland the deal is largely seen as controversial because of opposing views on such big issues as breck's it we heard from one u.k. m.p. on why people are so. little bring that the u.p.a. into a pull position within governments you know they will have a huge influence for their turn members and so many people are worried about their stance on lots of social issues on the border with the south on the irish language question for example lots of issues where they've use their veto in order to prevent progress towards peace and reconciliation we don't see 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 one hand the plex it stealing to put in them but they want all the advantages of having a softball there with the south of the streets in several ways and this doing this for their own advantage quite clearly so a bit different next a self-proclaimed prince has been living the high life around europe fooling the rich and famous it seems until the bill arrived. ever dreamt of living like a royal in the lap of luxury this fifty something from italy certainly did and he dreamt big french and it's claimed to be the hereditary prince of macedonia. in fact and albania and montenegro even though montenegro hasn't had a moment he says nine hundred eighteen but the information on his official website begs to differ still not buying it while many high ranking officials and celebrities did including the archbishop of monaco and the vatican secretary of state mr czerny just didn't lose any time to enter his life into
a fairy tale of one thousand former baywatch star power miranda. but think bigger bestowing five orders of chivalry upon himself again check including julius caesar in his list of ancestors sounds more like you and no one bothered to check his documents from fake passports to the license plates on his car which he drove around with his self-proclaimed ambassador they'd been travelling around europe since twenty fourteen but it was only when they refused to pay for a weeklong stay at a luxury resort in italy that people finally caught on the guest asked for the bill to be sent to the macedonian embassy in rome instead immediately raising suspicion both come and have now been detained and are awaiting trial proving that the easiest way to make your dreams come true might not always be the best way. all remember that this is about international thanks for being with us after the break we'll talk about the hidden victims of giants in the chemical industry they share
it is in the interest of seals to be a bit keep. in all this he's. at the end of the sixty's leo does jones was a prisoner here in holmesburg a suburb of philadelphia in the united states. a prisoner but also a guinea pig for industry like thousands of other inmates. face but this is will the bit of woods as in the human history in this case he was born on many times have you taken that or is there that about. maybe twenty is that it's a. little bit was different as is that they was one in some sounds a whole lot like two says that it's you know ok. this
practice was confidential at the time because multinational chemical companies came here to test the risks of their products. to earn a few dollars the prisoners participated in several tasks but none of them knew what they were being given. when they would do they would create the tape. and stick in implements to the police to get them pull it and then put in troponin the substance would have been was that was that fall in that area and what up enough to. all movement body musk investment stage. the centenarians all along in its last. in money somewhere around in the areas you sign in the papers they mean that it was informed consent for them
was just simply between them from being the law book. if anything the row. one company did everything they could to keep this a secret they even paid leo this jones for his silence. dow chemical. the leading manufacturer of plastics in the world and the third largest manufacturer of pesticides dow chemical has an annual turnover of forty eight billion dollars and fifty thousand employees around the globe. in the wake of this chemical giant there's an industry of staggering profitability and industry in a frantic race to innovate each year their new toxic products reach the market these multinationals all have one thing in common a culture of secrecy. the following us. clue.