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human rights watch says the iraqi military is holding at least one hundred seventy families in a defacto detention camp over that alleged links to islamic state fighters. a much anticipated meeting between the new west bank president has just started at the elite faith palace where the pair were laid to hold a joint press conference. and americans hoping to sell is a new effort for thirty five fighter jets to germany despite increasing concerns over back combat readiness and the colossal costs.
you're watching r.t. international live from moscow theater with me in a direction we welcome to the program. a standoff between human rights groups and the u.s. led coalition over the liberation of the iraqi city of mosul is heating up that's after amnesty international accused the bloc of being responsible for massive million casualties during the battle to retake the city from islamic state a senior coalition military commander slammed the allegations of iraqi security forces have put 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. of my children were killed in fighting between iraqi forces and nice will i blew a six years old in 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 failed to adapt their tactics to the reality on the ground during the anti i sell operation in mosul u.s. led forces hit the city with unguided artillery mortars and improvised bombs these weapons are highly imprecise and according to human rights watch they use 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 schumer says the use of fight 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 amount of to minimize the risk as far as is 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 across the largely indiscriminate unguarded weapon 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 two isis snipers and yet one hundred four civilians were admitted body americans to have been killed in the attack even using precise weapons. human rights watch has released a new report accusing erakat security forces of collectively punishing civilians
the ngo says at least one hundred seventy families with allegedly was twice over being held in a defacto detention camp these people were reportedly vanderjagt from across iraq at least ten women and children were thought to have died i thought on the way to the camp or after arriving however the iraqi ministry claims the facility into rehab entertained and that civilians will be screened and released if it's found they have no connection to terrorists my colleague what we see she spoke with human rights watch research at. the opportunity to visit only two days ago and i can tell. you know 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 essentially 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 on forms of forced displacement are indeed a war crime and i have whole idea of collective punishment punishing a woman for being the wife of a fighter 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 in 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. u.s.
military has warned the iraqi government about the possible reemergence of an upgraded version of islamic state on in the time equips defeat in mosul caleb maupin has the details. 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 a 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 defeated that all iraqis 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 rape. and that is will be contrary 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 well or several coalition governments have expressed an interest in joining in that effort so all of this helped with sectarian violence the violence in iraq and syria has only made the long standing feud between the sunni and the shia worse on top of that you have the kurds in their upcoming independence or. for random
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 in 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 mop and art see new york. french president emanuel micron has welcomed donald trump in paris they'll reveal
details of the talks at a joint press conference later before attending a bastille day parade on friday in fact the official reception started not a promise but at the hotel. which contains. some of france's greatest war heroes that didn't go unnoticed on social media saying this when the president on the part is laid to rest i think i many claim seems to be basing his presidency on trump is in paris for a two day official visit to meet disagreements with his french counterpart. die or friends or go to france to let friends you know love it anymore they're not going to he said i wouldn't go to france france no longer france france is no longer friends this is all the. president trouble there's appears to celebrate best deal day the president is scheduled to visit paris president heads to paris.
a spot of wining and dining as mccrone is poised to take up the eiffel tower for red blue lobster dinner. meanwhile some are saying 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 suppose it's secret powers. he's welcome to america mr friends captain orange and super to them. you still need . to come i can run. the judges he repeats most puffed up with the tupac sound it is a pistol. true it flowers and a good so sweet many people can pick any place where money is no move they will on the vision move it. like a destroyer. she mentioned young push him jumping. up and get to know. you should. add up to come
the superman. movie can come out so that even the book guns ok michael ok just like that you know him you know came out composed. while anticipating charmes public appearance the media and internet turned their 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 at thirty five fighter jet that is considering potential replacements for its aging tornadoes auntie's jack into examines whether the f. thirty five would make a good substitute the f. thirty five was meant to be the ultimate aircraft the swiss army knife fighter jets
ready and equipped for everything the project has been years in the making worked on by the brightest minds from 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's program programs record of performance has been both a scandal and a tragedy that his 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 employee is going to die when i get letters and 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 on acceptable flying qualities but surely it has top notch persuasion 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 . think a last try has a been
a good value well now it's been dubbed the most expensive plane anywhere ever i think you know the answer i know it's production cost could yet again 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 what 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. 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 what sort of turkey hey turkey can fly at least
a little bit about something jack and r t washington d.c. the operations of fear which aimed at stopping human trafficking in the mediterranean has failed according to a new report on a story and much more after this break. we've got these enormous international problems. we've got issues in syria we've got issues with migration we've got issues in ukraine. none of his issues to be solved i think without collaboration with that with president putin that's why i think when you have something that's card to do for my suspicious mind. to go mr suspicions.
call the feeling of. every the world should experience. and you get it out of the old. the old according to just. look up the modern world come along for the ride. welcome back to the program and the e.u. mission to stop human trafficking in the mediterranean and decrease deaths at sea has failed according to a new report the house of lords committee in the u.k. has concluded the operation launched in twenty fifteen failed to achieve its objective and should now be scrapped it 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 byron s. and burma 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 where the operations of 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 don't coordinate a better coordinated response the migrant crisis has not decreased but what's happened of course is that was with intervened through operations of fear with very sophisticated naval vessels these smugglers have decided to transfer their people the traffic people into less safe vessels 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 stained smuggling networks can only be effectively for to 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 where the vessels and trying to cross the mediterranean this is a problem for all of europe it is dealt with with a coalition of partners on 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 boris nemtsov back in twenty fifteen have been handed a lengthy prison sentences artie's dalia hawkins has more on how the trial went. spin around two and a half years since opposition figure boris themself was gunned down 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 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 that died from self-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 of protecting higher up who were truly responsible for this murder of thirty's confirm this they said the suspects who killed them soft 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 welcome closure in a try. which has over the last three of years become one of russia's most high profile murder cases. the us tested its fired 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 of already been installed in south korea meanwhile yang threatened to turn the u.s. into a quote a pile of cash 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 early this month. after that test president trump expressed his dissatisfaction with china for not
putting more pressure on north korea artes and he looks at how washington is trying to lean on the 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 conjunction or is neither a focal points of contradictions over the issue no real 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 fuelling the flame how can china's if it's achieved 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 and kim 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 of a. 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 half way namely to stop large scale joint military exercises with south korea and this is how the u.s. responded i know that has to be me or sation the secretary said he's not going to negotiate his way back to the negotiating table point is that 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. calling the donald trump jr e-mail scandal claims of allies trying russia collusion a topping the news agenda yet again so much so that one of the president's advisers kellyanne conway decided to spend a tad plain and simple to americans to help all the people at home what's the conclusion collusion now we don't have that yet i say illusion and do you lose your temper or clear every wind forward conclusion collision no illusion delusion yet. if you with though haven't quite embraced conway's clarity instead turning her into internet memes one user suggested she's being held captive by the us president or that she should have held up the reserve final result of the twenty sixteen election while another thought it was like being taught by
a kindergarten teacher. the panama paper scandal which exposed the shady offshore accounts of the world's movers and shakers caused a big headache for the pakistani prime minister but following a court case he was cleared of any wrongdoing in april however he's back in the dark following a new twist involving his daughter's apparent lack of computer skills.
we can all middle of the room. delete the real news. present growing backlash against social media and agitate the smog the most independent the most interesting people to take a young people are actually giving up social media and i think over the next few years we're going to see is that only losers will be left on social media.