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terror investigation is launched after a man detonated an explosive device at a brussels metro station before being neutralized no casualties have been reported . after the us led coalition targets a syrian army plane and pro-government forces questions emerge over the washington sees defeating eisel as its only goal in the country's economy. and again a stand witness is growing numbers of local food is turning their guns on u.s. military advisers with three american soldiers killed and seven wounded in twin attacks in the last two.
thanks for tuning in you're watching our team to national just one eight in the morning here in moscow with you is. at the top story at this hour a terror investigation has been launched after a man detonated an explosive device at a brussels metro station no casualties happened porches are to do bensky has the details. police say that the man triggered a small explosion in brussels central station in the evening of tuesday night during what was essentially the rush hour in the station and there have been some pictures emerging from the scene they are unverified pictures but they appear to show a man engulfed in flames and that what we have been hearing is that that small explosion and this come from the police that the man was surrounded in that explosion some people say they saw the man and just before he let off his device he was wearing a rucksack we understand and also had a small belt and we understand that it's either the rock cycle the belt that
contained the explosives or other people saying that there was panic at the scene when they heard that noise take a listen to this eyewitness. i saw him blowing up his suit which i gave to you vacuity as many people as possible and there he was just behind me two meters away from the stairs and he still had a belt on him now the police have say that they have shot a neutralized the suspect has been neutralized by the military were present at the scene immediately. they were not the victims. deceased and just considered as a terrorist to hear from eyewitness accounts the man shouting allahu akbar which means god is great in arabic which is a term that has been used by many other people as they carrying out terrorist incidents what we know at the moment at this incident is under investigation and we are waiting to find out more details of that investigation. the attackers identity
and motives are still unknown but this is far from the first time that the belgian capital faces a terrorist threat in march last year brussel saw a string of terror attacks with islamic state claiming responsibility those atrocities left over thirty people dead and more than three hundred injured. meanwhile europe remains under the threat of terror the latest attack took place in paris on monday as a car deliberately slammed into a police van before bursting into flames the driver who was known to police died in the assault will belgium and france remain on high alert we spoke to a number of experts who fear more at such incidents in the e.u.
. i think that what you're going to be seeing is an increase in these activities we're only halfway through ramadan for one thing but on the other hand you also have anywhere from fifteen hundred to two three thousand returning. frenchmen. from syria who need to be occupied with and that's going to be their duty now and as long as they've lost the caliphate they're going to be going back to their to their countries and they are going to attempt to wreak havoc and create this kind of thing so that these kind of terrorist activities then become the new normal it does seem like a very you know regular occurrence we're hearing it but. it's obviously it's becoming hard to keep track of all of them and they're helping with such frequency and there are so many similarities between them i think your use in this particular case what we find out about it was you know under the raid or did they know about
him apparently the guy shops always it was all on the list he was known to french authorities be interested also because there does seem to be this connection between belgium and france attacks but the france attacks so in november were carried out by a belgian cell and so there is this relationship between belgium and france when it comes to. syrian rebels supported by the u.s. led coalition are tightening their grip on the city of raka consider that the facto capital office state in the battle against a terror group seems to be claiming more severely and then terrorist lives according to locals who have managed to. get at the little when the warplanes come they strike multi-storied buildings where the terrorists are but they're also civilians in that house how can the plane strike then more civilians die than terrorists. i. just.
can't get at them yet i still terrorists cut all water supplies in the city they broke dams so that the water would destroy nearby roads bridges and farms. but i saw is not the only target for the u.s. led coalition in iraq or on sunday it down to syrian fighter jets calling the move self-defense and on tuesday the bans are gone said a u.s. fighter jet had downed an armed drone belonging to proceed government forces in the south of the country a coalition statement adds the drone was at dancing on u.s. back forces looks at how washington is changing its rules of engagement in the conflict. trump made it clear that defeating terrorism and putting an end to the trend of u.s. interventions in the middle east were top priorities so he opted for granting more power to the military what i do is i authorized by military we have the greatest military in the world but was it a good decision let's take a look at the military's recent actions in syria where the u.s.
coalition is supposed to be working to crush eisel and recent months the u.s. led forces attacked pro-government troops five times one of them was the downing of a syrian army jet and the justification was always the same self-defense and what they also say is they had to respond to the violation of so-called confliction zones which by the way weren't approved by the syrian government ok but if it helps eradicate eisel what's the problem well first we have the u.s. training and giving arms to a bunch of anti-government forces one of them the new syrian army would really like to topple assad. then there's the syrian democratic forces largely consisting of kurds who would really love to grab more power from the government and eventually become independent remember the de confliction zones they're controlled by those forces
supported by the u.s. and the syrian government is not allowed there so once i finish we will have fully trained armed to the teeth forces controlling significant chunks of syrian territory partially hostile to the government what could possibly go wrong i don't see u.s. forces leaving in the short term they have been deploying more pentagon troops in syria president ordered hundreds more over the last several months he did indicate that he wanted to lessen tensions with the russian federation that he wanted to focus u.s. military policy towards the elimination of the islamic state what we've seen however over the last five months since he was inaugurated is just the opposite. so it seems in an effort to defeat beisel the u.s. could in fact be fanning new hotbed of tension if you like washington has
a case of tunnel vision trying to solve only one problem without seeing the bigger picture sound familiar and should iraq anyone but history teaches us nothing clearly not even past tweets such as this one from donald trump to then president obama in two thousand and thirteen he warned that nothing good would come to the us from attacking syria apparently hindsight isn't twenty twenty one to get to the white house. r.t. washington d.c. russia's foreign minister has said that moscow doesn't want u.s. actions to undermine anti-terrorist efforts in syria he also stressed of washington is still treating farias terrorist groups differently. the sense we have sure the u.s. is really tall is it's an eyesore but we don't recall american bombing so actively . so what it's called now it's constantly changing its name but it doesn't change its nature as the. news rose also known as al-qaeda in syria it was branded as a terrorist organization by the un. known for having committed horrific atrocities
during the syrian conflict however the group's actions are ignored by the mainstream media with reports focusing on the us led coalition fight against islamic state instead. russia has now hold that some cooperation with washington over syria the country's defense ministry had issued a memorandum aimed at preventing collisions in syrian airspace meanwhile australia has announced that it is temporarily suspending its air operations in syria we've got reaction on the latest developments. when our planes are flying over there and into a space where we should be setting up by own breeze so i don't cross these. these lines or you'll be crossing over our target or we have no right to do that we should be over there when we go over there and decide that we're going to take over it is an act of aggression and i'm positively opposed to their i think most americans are to say we get all the information they need i believe it will. simply
because that american determined to go ahead with this is. actually going to some sort of. coordination with that i shall. get us here. today to give the message they realize that that. new space is not safe anymore and he. could be plausible so that's why they suspend old that strikes in syria so this is this is this is very good this question was pretty clear it's a spin the kind of cool it cool cool deletion on the cd and it was with an american as a protest tool shooting down a syrian fight as two days ago. u.s. military advisers and in afghanistan are finding themselves increasingly under fire from the very people they've been training in to recent incidents alone three u.s.
soldiers were killed and seven more injured r.t. from a gas yaf reports. that. a joint afghan and nato military base. here that's a taliban infiltrator turned his gun on coalition troops injuring seven american soldiers everyone who knew him or was friends with him is now under investigation being questioned though the base itself is still operational and training continues what we can say freeze. say is that from now on after this latest incident american troops will be looking at their afghan allies with just that little bit more suspicion. green on blue attacks so when afghan forces either infiltrators or defectors purposefully fire on coalition troops it's been a taliban tactic for years this is an achievement for the mujahideen who have
managed to create mistrust among the enemy forces such attacks peaked during a bomb as troop surge it got so bad that the rewrote the book on security. oh. no that they didn't know was the first american soldiers training afghans were assigned bodyguards then all coalition troops were ordered to have their weapons loaded at all times afghan recruits were made to go through an eight step vetting process while an inquisition like body purge to anyone it deemed radical yet here we are. some breaking news out of afghanistan three u.s. service members are dead a fourth wounded after a shooting reportedly carried out by a member of the afghan military terrorists seven u.s. army soldiers that have been wounded in northern afghanistan now this comes
a week after three u.s. army soldiers were killed in a similar incident to a deadly attack on american soldiers two attacks in the span of a week three soldiers killed seven wounded when a fire sure it's nothing like two thousand and twelve when green on blue violence killed or injured more than one hundred troops but the situation was different then there were fifteen times as many americans in afghanistan and the taliban was losing not so now. i understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan right now the taliban is resurgent taking over the last swaths of afghanistan islamic state he's also spreading across the country the afghan me the coalition a base set by challenging time for another troops. some additional forces from the united states will come to afghanistan to take part in
training and advising our national forces if one hundred and forty thousand troops couldn't win this war what difference will four thousand make would be four thousand troops americans cannot defeat the taliban in afghanistan they just want the fighting to continue so they can achieve their goals. with more american troops in afghanistan people will get more frustrated and insecurity will increase afghans a pessimistic they've heard it all before the public says of security victory at the end of the day how do you win a war when you can't even tell which of your allies is going to shoot you in the back more i guess do you have. from kabul afghanistan thanks or stay with us here on our team to national morning is coming your way after shopping.
what politicians do you shop to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to express what you. want. to do on the press this is what the three of the people. interested in the. fact that trump to get elected was a series of lies and distortions is a reflection of fact that the voting public could be convinced by that and what we really need to do and one of the reasons as a scientist i'm interested in this is we believe need to get people to apply the
same standards of politics that imply to science skeptical inquiry empirical testing and demand evidence for what your politicians tell you. back to the program the philippines army continues its push to drive i saw militants out of the southern city of mosul our way by bombing the terrorists fortified positions.
and looks like u.s. military advisers are helping their philippines colleagues on the ground but it turns out the country's president probably go to church they never invited them in the first place artist miguel friends essentially looks at this story. so how where is president do to tell you what's going on in his own country now you may recall that when deterred he became president last year he took quite a hostile stance towards the u.s. not an easy task considering you once wore a us colony. the. more you. know that it. is going on today the turkey is battling eisel allied groups who invaded the south an island of mindanao and captured one of its largest cities and the u.s. military is there to providing assistance the u.s. embassy in manila claims that the philippines government requested the aid and
apparently it wasn't the president who asked for help but the philippines army with the army brigadier general dilla saying to a.p. that we don't have good surveillance equipment so we asked the u.s. military for help now the philippine army stressed it was only the equipment and no boots on the ground however the pentagon said it's also sending an additional three hundred to five hundred u.s. troops to support regular training activities and note the details now the president know well it turned out he didn't until the help arrived. made an appeal as it didn't even know that the medic going to love him it was with . technical and president attorney did not say whether his military went over his head he only said that because of the longtime close ties between the u.s. and its ex colony is army has always been very pro-american and now almost
a week after that pretty surprising admission we are learning from the president's spokesperson that he quote has accepted the situation at this stage frankly president their decision. very vulnerable that this speech he does not one who does not want the. unrest from his own military except the. generals are all pro-american pro-u.s. and it seems that yes to live with that kind of situation if you want to stay on in follower so when you have a leader of a country not aware of any foreign power cooperating with its own military and then saying he accepts the situation these later that clearly means that something is not right with your process and go r t. leading technology companies including facebook and apple are under growing pressure from u.s. and allied intelligence agencies who are said that this guy's plans to press the
firms to share encrypted data the proposals will be discussed and the need next month the proposal comes from a western alliance known as the five ice formed back in the fifty's it conducts intelligence activities by collecting and sharing data working with the u.s. national security agency mass surveillance programs the u.s. justice department has now joined australia calls to seek new ways to fight encryption artie's killam often explains. our enhanced means include forty one point five million dollars to enhance the f.b.i. cyber efforts and twenty two million dollars to address this going dark problem which i think is our most significant law enforcement challenge going dark refers to law enforcement increasing inability to lawfully access collect intercept real time communications and stored data. now this all sounds really complicated like the kind of thing that can only be of concern to tech savvy teenagers and geeks well that couldn't be further from the truth the deputy u.s. attorney general wants to spend millions of dollars to fight against encryption so
what is encrypt inclusion is the good you know message and so you want to do the right parties can access it all the major messengers whatsapp telegram you name it are encrypting chats this prevents the messages you send and receive from being intercepted by others so why is the department of justice seeking to meddle in a thing that works so well terrorism turns out that isis has been using encrypted messages when planning and carrying out their attacks and to spread their propaganda knowing that the information won't get into the hands of those who want to stop them so cracking down on encryption is not just to us thing. at the moment much of this traffic is difficult for us security agencies to decrypt the privacy of a terrorist can be more important than public safety. later this month five star officials from the u.s. the u.k. australia new zealand and canada will be gathering to share their perspective on
why tech firms should be obligated to share their data with policing agencies the prime minister of the united kingdom included this is a plank in her election manifesto and also insisted that the government have a role in controlling the internet france and germany also voiced agreement with the idea. so in many cases we dealing with end to an encryption which means that we need to end at the end or the beginning of a conversation rather than intercepting between that is obviously much more complicated it needs to be made possible. we are in. a situation with our government where when they know everything about us and we know nothing about what the government is doing they have the right to privacy and secrecy but the individual does not any more terrorists than other criminals will always use all kinds of technologies to enable their activities i mean terrorists to use drones terrorists use g.p.s. receivers what are we supposed to do about that should we stop selling g.p.s.
we have to accept it when we deploy technology that stood the better benefit of all of society that some bad people are going to use it. looks like all of us will be obligated to give up some of our own private space no matter how much we feel that our personal business should be kept strictly personal but what remains to be seen is how effective this will be in the fight against terror kaleb mopping party in new york. on monday president urged private technology chaves to also join in some modernized government however pictures went viral on social media mocking the meeting. we're embracing big change bold thinking and outsider perspectives to transform government.
over a dozen people are still being treated in london hospitals for burns small inhalation and injuries after the ground fell tower fire in the west of the city the number of people presumed dead has risen to seventy nine and police say that number could still rise this is the latest video from inside the burned out building and shows the remains of charred apartments police say everyone who lived in these flats has been accounted for the fire broke out early last wednesday morning and quickly engulfed the twenty four story rest then block theresa may has ordered a federal inquiry into the tragedy and pledged five million pounds to help the victims but labor leader jeremy corcoran in his letter to the prime minister noted that it won't be sufficient given the scale of the crisis and it's to see
a church going to has been out in london asking people whether they think the u.k. needs to reconsider its spending by your a tease. put in billion to seventy million. what is it about well the british government is spending this money on certain things which things to think they're spending. with thirteen billion to the n.h.s. . government this is maybe maybe on the. bill it's quite appalling. that in france which one the defense about one hundred seventy million you know. almost true but that. social care as in the seventy million you think it's social care that it is what they're spending on that. they're spending three hundred seventy maybe it only for a cig butts in sight. this is how much is going to the survivors
of. last friday last month should be. a lot more a lot not. a thing so they should spend more on this this book impose really need refurbished. well up next on our team to national our channel visits north korea for a look inside the hermit kingdom and for our viewers in ireland and the u.k. it's larry king next don't go away.
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