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human rights watch says the iraqi military is holding at least a hundred seventy families in a defacto detention camp over there and alleged links to islamic state might as. a much anticipated meeting between the u.s. and french president has just started at the elisei palace where the pair will later hold a joint press conference. and america is hoping to sell its new f. thirty five fighter jets to germany despite increasing concerns over that combat readiness and colossal cost.
you're watching out international live from moscow studio with me in india tudor welcome to the program. a standoff between human rights groups and the u.s. military over the liberation of the iraqi city of mosul is heating up that's after amnesty international accused the u.s. led forces of being responsible for must civilian casualties during the battle to retake the city from islamic state a senior coalition military commanders slammed the allegations the iraqi security forces have but the safety of civilians is the absolute centerpiece of the liberation of the city in providing support to the iraqi security forces we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that when we strike we only kill the enemy and prove my children were killed in fighting between iraqi forces and nice will i blew a six years old when my youngest girl was five this year my elder daughter also died she was seventeen she was killed by now strike. by using explosive weapons
with wide area effects and disproportionate airstrikes in populated areas the u.s. led coalition and iraqi forces fail to adapt their tactics to the reality on the ground during the anti missile operation all u.s. led forces hit the city with unguided artillery mortars and improvised bombs these weapons were highly imprecise and according to human rights watch their use is heavily in heavily populated areas can be unlawfully indiscriminate the coalition also deployed white phosphorus which is not designed to be used against human targets security analyst charles shu bridge says the use of white phosphorous in a tightly packed city like mosul is illegal. if these weapons such as white phosphorus or. tools such as white phosphorus are used as weapons in civilian areas it is likely to constitute a war crime in any case because you are using a weapon that is an incendiary against civilians or in
a way that is reckless as to whether civilians are endangered and therefore will be court considered like this because it is a disproportionate use of that tall as a weapon the obligation legally is to use weapons in a proportionate manner to minimize the risk as fast as possible to civilians but what we see again and again isn't just the use of heavy weapons such as a five hundred thousand pound two hundred fifty five hundred kilo weight bombs and so on being used heavy weapons from aircraft largely indiscriminate unguided weapons such as rocket launchers such as artillery and mortars these can be quite accurate but many of them or not we saw a precision weapons being used by the americans a couple of months ago that the target was to kill to isis snipers and yet one hundred four civilians were admitted body americans to have been killed in that attack even using precise weapons. human rights watch has released a new report accusing the security forces of collectively punishing civilians the
n.g.o.s says at least one hundred seventy families with alleged links to lying still being held in a defunct detention camp these people were reportedly violent from across iraq at least ten women and children of four to died i thought on their way to the camp or after arriving however the iraqi military came to the facility is in rehab bill attention center and that civilians will be screened and released if it's found they have no connection to terrorists my colleague spoke with human rights watch researcher. i had the opportunity to visit this town only two days ago and i can tell you it's incredibly bleak also you know humanitarian services and you know hundreds of families of women and kids who have no understanding of how long they're going to be there and by their essential being held prisoner there's a comply with international law absolutely not for one thing people displaced
have the right to free movement big get to decide where they go forms of force displacement are indeed a war crime and i have whole idea of collective punishment punishing a woman for being the wife of a fighter or punishing children for being the children of a fighter that is an absolute violation of international law which does not allow you to punish people for something they did not do the entire occupy iraq operation would not be happening without the support of the u.s. led coalition and coolish and forces have a significant level of obligation to make sure that this operation is conducted in line with international law and when we are facing such a grave violation of international law absolutely coalition partners have an obligation to be weighing in and to be saying to the iraqis this is unacceptable and we need to see swift action to unravel these developments. the u.s. military has warned the iraqi government the possible emergence of an updated
version of islamic state or in the time defeat in mosul came the pain that the. making sure that i still doesn't set up shop again might be just as hard as getting rid of it in the first place amal everyone is celebrating the liberation of mosul the top u.s. commander in iraq says to be aware of isis two point zero if we keep isis two point zero from the iraqi government is going to have to do something pretty significantly different so what exactly should the iraqi government do differently any advice i think the primary condition that caused the rise of isis was the fact that a significant portion of the iraqi population this case the sunni's disaffected the iraqis have to make sure after isis is the feed that all iraqis view the government in baghdad is their government so sectarian violence is the main destabilizing
factor now didn't everything start to go wrong a few years back after a certain little military intervention you know iraq invasion one point zero the consequence was that if we were trying to rehabilitate the country for those elements we're trying to rid. terry of violence and that is what we did not foresee so after reducing a formerly stable country to over a decade and a half of chaos the usa now warns baghdad that it better start building bridges and enforcing reconciliation the usa for its part intends to stay the iraqi government has expressed an interest in having the u.s. forces and coalition forces remain after the defeat of isis our government is equally interested in that as are several coalition governments have expressed an interest in joining in that effort so all of this help with sectarian violence the violence in iraq and syria has only made the long standing feud between the sunni and the. worse on top of that you have the kurds and their upcoming independence
referendum a lot of this sounds like shutting the barn door after the horse has already bolted it's almost like a case of national amnesia we forget what happened in two thousand and three when president bush said mission accomplished we've done everything we need to do a great victory the reality is that just created the problems that we're still fighting today so the idea that we're going to do the same thing which is to defeat so-called enemy there and then remain indefinitely and somehow the result will be different i think it is an absolute fantasy so we won't necessarily turn iraq into switzerland if we leave but it's inevitable but that somehow the iraqis will have to solve their own problems in one way or the other so stay or go it looks like either way the united states will have to make the best of a bad choice hey look mop and artsy new york. french president emanuel micron has welcomed donald trump in power now revealed
details of the talks at a joint press conference later before attending a bus still they prayed on friday as the first lady were given a warm welcome at the five star. hotel notably it contains the tomb of napoleon bonaparte inside trumpets in paris first official visit and disagreements with his friends can't. die or friends or go to friends to love friends they don't love it anymore they're not going to he said i wouldn't go to france france is no longer france france is no longer friends paris is all the. president trump will visit paris to celebrate best deal day the president is scheduled to visit paris the president heads to paris.
protection will lead to greater prosperity and strength. since. it is new than civil lawsuit you know the bubbly this is a message for american researchers please come to france you are welcome. the discord between the presidents might be eased on thursday evening with a spot of wining and dining as micron is poised to take trump up the eiffel tower for a rare blue lobster dinner. meanwhile some are seeing the upcoming meeting as
a battle between two superheroes so we hit the streets of paris to find out what people think about the two men supposed secret powers. he spoke. to got to know the super villain. don't need to. be super michael run. to your knowledge is it really useful spock top to bottom still be it is a pistol. true or flowers and sophie maybe peter many pets their money usually leave their way on the vision thing. yeah. she mentioned young push him down being believe. that superman. really can come out. in the book
ok mike ok just seems like it will get me in ok my compote. while anticipating crimes public appearance the media and internet turn their attention attention to his motorcade some questioned whether his cadillac is environmentally friendly and conforms to local air pollution standards others were wondering why part of the motorcade took a wrong turn and drove into oncoming traffic. the pentagon has briefed the german military on its new effort the five fighter jet that lynn is considering potential replacements for its aging tornados. exam is whether a thirty five would make a good substitute but after the five was meant to be the ultimate aircraft the swiss army knife fighter jets were ready and equipped for everything the project has been years in the making work done by the brightest minds. all over the globe
and has cost billions and billions of dollars. looks awesome right while the creation of this jack of all trades plane has been a bumpy road the project has seen numerous drafts due to various issues including having the blueprints stolen at one point and the budget has expanded over time as well nearly doubling the initial figure of thirty five program programs record of performance has been both a scandal and a tragedy that has experience issues with cost is going to become completely in affordable aircraft deliveries amount to no more than a mere trickle relative to the original promises of the program what's going to happen with that airplane is going to die
a slow when i get it isn't that so what is so great about the f. thirty five it must be perfect for air combat well now according to a report released by the department of defense it displays objectionable or unacceptable flying qualities but surely it has top notch perception accuracy. i'm given no only if the target is clearly marked and undefended the department of defense says the f. thirty five will be forced to fly much closer to the ground to engage targets and those will likely need to be only lightly defended ones at most well at least it must be great for a pilot to fly wrong again. i . took a last try has it been a good value well now it's been dubbed the most expensive plane anywhere ever
i think you know the answer i know its production costs could yet again up another seven percent hitting four hundred six point five billion dollars just for a bit of perspective belgium's entire g.d.p. in two thousand and fifteen was four hundred and fifty four billion dollars so with all of that in mind you think the project might have been reconsidered already i think the united states government is to fall too far along with the f. thirty five just to abandon it at this point you have other governments now that have committed in there whether nato and nato that committed to the thirty it's now become a project that's too big to fail but surely when so much money has been thrown at it there must be something to be proud of so what is it good it's not good at anything. turkey can fly at least a little bit about something jacqueline r t washington d.c. these operations sophia which aimed at stopping human trafficking in the
mediterranean has failed according to a new report the story and much more after the break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington or washington controls the media the media over the voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals power who must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before . it's called the feeling of freedom to. everyone in the world should experience
legal and you'll get it all the old the old. the old according to a gesture. the modern world come along for the raw data. welcome back to the program any mission to stop human trafficking in the mediterranean and decrease deaths at sea has failed according to a new report house of lords committee in the u.k. is concluded the operation launched in twenty fifteen failed to achieve its objective and should now be scraps it's also found that irregular migration has increased as have the number of deaths during attempted crossings while smugglers have adapted their methods we talked to one of those behind the report. who is the
chair of the e.u. external affairs subcommittee in the u.k. house of lords i think the committee's mandate was to look at whether operations if we had worked we've come to the conclusion obvious that you know we need to carry on saving lives but do we need to use the vessels that we're currently using they're expensive have they deterred the smugglers know maybe there are more appropriate vessels that can be used i know a coordinate better coordinated response the migrant crisis has not decreased but what's happened of course is that was with intervened through operation severe with very sophisticated naval vessels these smugglers have decided to transfer their people the trafficked people into less safe battles and so they're taking them in these dignities and then take them thirty kilometers away from
libyan shores and then just leave them there and of course that's extremely dangerous. the report also states smuggling networks can only be effectively for water if the situation in libya is stabilized but considering three rival governments are currently competing for power there that's all but impossible we need to look at the problem at source we need to look at the start of the pipeline rather than by the time the people have come to libya and are then getting into these and see worthy vessels and trying to cross the mediterranean this is a problem for all of europe it is dealt with with a coalition of partners all working together but we also have to be able to work with the libyan government and at this moment in time we don't have a libyan government that we can constructively work with. five men convicted of murdering russian opposition figure are stamps off back and twenty fifteen have been handed a lengthy prison sentences artie's down
a whole confers more on how the trial went. it's been around two and a half years since opposition figure boris themself was gunned down in broad daylight in central moscow just meters from the kremlin it was a case that resonated here in russia and abroad as well accusations speculation was very quick to fly in all directions about the motives of the killers and he was actually responsible now authorities very quickly pledged to find those guilty of the killing and after a complex investigation of five men were arrested all from the southern russian republic of chechnya and they were charged with the murder at the end of twenty fifteen last month they were found guilty and today the sentences were finally handed down one of the key men involved diouf was named as the actual gunman who pulled the trigger he was given a twenty year sentence he was a former officer in the church and security services four other men were given sentences of between eleven and nineteen years for their roles in the organization of the murder itself now authorities say one of the masterminds of. his still
wanted at large and another one was killed by security forces in an attempt to detain him now it's worth noting the diet himself confessed initially to the murder saying it was carried out in revenge for themselves allege negative comments about islam he subsequently there were tracked to diet and maintained his innocence as the four other suspects we know at least one of them their legal team will be appealing this result now allies and family they say they view this case in trial as a cover up they say those sentenced to day was simply pawns protecting those higher up who were truly responsible for this murder. confirm this they said the suspects who killed them saw were hired by unidentified figures at this point that investigation is still ongoing and the families say they will not stop in their pursuit of justice now others of course will view this as a final chapter
a formal closure. in a tragic case which has over the last three of years become one of russia's most high profile murder cases. the us tested it stand at missile defense system on tuesday by shooting down a simulated target over the pacific washington says is the first ever time an intermediate range ballistic missile has been successfully hit the type similar to those apparently being developed by north korea parts of the american anti missile system have already been installed in south korea meanwhile john young threatened to turn the u.s. into quote a pile of ashes if washington tries to use military force to stop its nuclear program although the u.s. drill was planned months ago it's being seen as a response to north korea's latest missile test earlier this month. after that test president trump expressed his dissatisfaction with china for not putting on more pressure on north korea. looks at how washington is trying to lean on regional
powers even before the eleven missile tests north korea conducted this year the u.s. has long demanded beijing to do more to curb pyongyang's nuclear program this rhetoric even got a term of its own the china responsibility theory which angered beijing if you don't don't change usually don't join or is neither a focal points of contradictions over the issue nor would driving force behind the current escalation of tensions on the peninsula if china is striving to put out the for now while the other is a fueling the flame how can china's if it's achieve expected outcomes how can the tension be eased to be fair china is only major diplomatic ally and key economic partner so makes sense for the u.s. and others to urge beijing to use its leverage on north korea china and other regional partners should also step up their efforts to help shove this security situation we need to work together to deal with some of the pressing difficult
issues such as the threat from north korea but is it fair to expect beijing to ease tensions on the peninsula while washington fans the crisis by flexing its military muscles in the region every chance it gets. on top of that we are talking about trump. two politicians who have little to agree on except maybe their desire for attention we are going to beat these aliens because we've got the best military you want to see what. you are what. this baby's affection. china understands what the p.r. government actually. thinks that kim jong government thinks they believe that nuclear weapons are absolutely essential for their own security the u.s. government carries out war exercises simulating the destruction of north korea
twice a year they just did a nuclear bomb dropping drill the chinese never had the ability to tell north korea what to do donald trump either did not understand this another words of failure on his part to actually understand the relationship or he was just trying to do arm twisting against china but we can see now from china's statement that they have run out of patience that they consider it to be an abrogation of u.s. responsibility to find a way to come to a solution in the korean crisis bear in mind that north korea also said its ruling to return to the negotiating table if the u.s. is willing to meet the hermit state halfway namely to stop large scale joint military exercises with south korea and this is how the u.s. responded you know that has to be me or station the secretary said he's not going to negotiate his way back to the negotiating table plane is so instead of the china responsibility theory perhaps washington should stop provoking north korea and take heed of the chinese proverb don't fan the flames support the fire.
following the donald trump genie e-mail scandal the claims of alleged russia collusion are topping the news agenda yet again so much so that one of the president's advisers kellyanne conway decided to spell it out plain and simple to americans and to help all the people at home what's the conclusion collusion now we don't have that yet i say illusion and evolution don't require everyone forward conclusion collision no illusion delusion yet. views though haven't quite embraced her clarity instead turning her into internet means one is a suggested she's being held captive by the us president or that she should have held up the final result of the twenty sixteen election while another thought it was like being taught by a kindergarten teacher. thanks a lot. in the reports.
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