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a very warm welcome to new. political the militant group hezbollah has officially confirmed it is fighting islamic state alongside syrian government forces they launched a joint offensive against terrorist positions on the syria border in the west. operation is taking place and i soul's last stronghold along the border with lebanon the terror group set up a military base there in a mountainous area just inside syria islamic state had been moving closer to the sole refugee camp just across the border in lebanon analyses emily suit delves into the history of hezbollah's presence in syria lebanon's hezbollah has long been
fighting alongside assad government forces throughout the six year syrian civil war but for the first time the armed group is making it official. hezbollah claims it's driving and isis terrorists as well as rebels out of the last foothold on the syrian lebanese border a mountainous region seen here on the map the green part here is controlled by al nusra and rebels and the black here by isis so far sounds like just another development in the ongoing fight against terrorism in syria right so what's the big deal let's break it down. as well as presence in syria has always been a bone of contention as israel the u.s. and the arab league all view the group as a terrorist organization and levanon hizbollah a terrorist organization you just towns to shield the lives of tens of thousands of
illegal rockets its militias stand side by side with syrian troops as they slaughter the the syrian people. iran continues to support terrorism including palestinian terrorists has blown and also assists. hezbollah is a terrorist organization and they are currently. cross international loans in fighting in another country overtly it's in no way trying to demonize a group that is fighting against western against american against israeli and saudi interests in the region. but not everyone categorized as hezbollah fighters as terrorists the list of those who don't include syria russia china and of course iran which funds it and helped create the group in the eighty's the russian. and allies and they came here illegally support us
again the terrorists there are many participants in the fighting these are the syrian army forces and those forces that are usually called pro-government including his which is supported by the iranians his blood is fighting alongside this. block against the terrorist groups the western media has proven that they were supported by western countries by the united states by saudi arabia and also by israel. so why is hezbollah being more brazen in syria all of a sudden they're using the flag. might be an attempt to assure the supporters of hezbollah that the fight will go on against the terrorist groups until the end looks like has both those waving its flags open the in syria as is
feeling confident it's on the winning side another front against eisele was opened at the end of may when u.s. backed kurdish forces reached the terrorists' capital rocka the battle to retake the city is still raging and has resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilians being displaced heroes some of their stories. i. have a title i came from russia nothing is left in iraq except for destruction because of the coalition and i still say but the strength of the coalition will worsen some villages were wiped out some neighborhoods were demolished houses families children women all were headed by the random strikes.
and i left my neighbors at home in the evening and went to sleep outside i came back in the morning just to find twelve of the date the children the mother and the man i buried because of the shelling. out of the to coalition targeted everyone just the same one person from i self and everyone else around there is no religion that's not been targeted some people lost their houses of their lost their children and wives. the massacres in iraq are committed by isis and the coalition warplanes together what can i say the streets are full of dead bodies humanitarian groups are concerned about the possible cost of victory in raca after another i saw a stronghold the iraqi city of mosul was retaken at
a heavy price with scores of civilians injured and killed many more were forced to flee which is now devastated we spoke to my d. from the u.k. based charity muslim aid she visited our soul and described what she saw. what i saw was just. i mean it was indescribable it was like a movie set it's completely obliterated the whole city is ruined. you know those cars that have been completely obliterated it was like you know i've said this to other people it's like a movie set it was just crazy nothing like i expected next even though i had seen the movie. pictures before. it's different when you're there because what you can't seen in photos is is the smell. you know it i was in a school where which had not been cleared yet. there was still bodies underneath
the rubble. and i asked my colleagues i said you know what is that smell and they said it's you know people have died here and they've not been cleared so there's basically the smell of death and small and sewage and it adds to the whole atmosphere of the whole city being ruined all the buildings are destroyed i don't think i saw one clearly standing building is it's just the entire city is gone it's going to take a long time to to get back to what it was. they were living in very difficult conditions they. were very restricted in what they could and could not do. you know they they were very restricted in terms of access to food you know obviously mostly made as a humanitarian organization so our primary concern is humanitarian situation and so when asking the question it was mainly you know along the lines of what it is that they need. and they were all very malnutrition because you know under occupation
they were not able to access that much food or water or even medical care you know everything that the prices of everything shot up so you would see people having to you know sell everything they own just to get you know some sugar or rice. the number of migrants arriving in italy growing by the day a group europe is trying to stem the flow and setting a ship to the region in a bid to turn back migrant boats coming from africa the vessel will be based in this is. it will patrol the mediterranean just off the coast of libya emissions says it wants to expose humanitarian groups that it claims are working directly with people smugglers and accuses them of effectively providing migrants a taxi service straight to the heart of europe the activists are bankrolling the mission with money raised through crowd funding so far they've got more than one hundred twenty six thousand dollars the mission is being accused of being racist.
one of those behind it and also gauge the reaction from local italians. we're at the port of in sicily among the ships that come into the sport you will every now and then see boats full of migrants but we are here to talk to an activist who is expecting the arrival of a very different kind of boat with a very controversial purpose. so somewhere around here will probably arrive by next week. what we cherish of course is a cultural identity are you a racist or an extremist organization your final purpose is what. we want to ensure that europe stays in europe this is what some people call racism . i think the european union should feel ashamed now they want to use sicily as a rallying point for disgusting racism that does not belong to our culture i know
that our welcoming culture is disliked by european fascists but we won't give up we are not going to be silent in the face of this call to violence against desperate human beings these peoples need to buy history books we're not trying to provoke a situation where anybody's life is at risk so you're not attacking them i know we're not attacking migrants we're not going to attack the n.g.o.s we would just try to document what they're doing and we want to make sure that these n.g.o.s are not working as some kind of proxy for the human traffickers what happens if you see that someone's life is in danger we will also come and rescue them really and what are you going to do when a refugee on your boat well we will try to bring them to africa again. people of sicily have gotten used to migrants to the many n.g.o.s that have come here to help but an anti migrant angio patrolling the mediterranean that is
something most people here have never heard of so let's ask the locals about the cause. what do you think of the n.g.o.s that are working in the mediterranean to help the migrants to the moon is this the bit i don't like what they are doing what if this is right twinging and geo both doesn't sound good this is the boat. the right wing activists will be on this boat they will be patrolling the mediterranean to make sure that there's no illegal migration and to make sure that the n.g.o.s don't break the laws what do you think about that good job like that it's good and the opinion of the migrants. they don't want migrants here i mean. if they don't one migrants i mean they have to be out the make of. these instability in libya they say if they rescue migrants from the boats they will take them back to africa that this is a. good one how can someone who is live i mean up in the middle of militancy you
know take them back to africa that's not fair i mean some people call them racists do you agree with that there's no racist birth story there's already too many people here yet. so there's no room for everyone do you think that's racist i don't think so and i'm not against helping migrants but we should help them in their own countries so here's a scene that seems to have become typical for sicily we've got a park where we can see the migrants then and geo group to help them and also their locals who are still feeling the burden of the economic crisis and don't want migrants and their hometown and all of them are in one same park not too long before right wing activists join the club the trend toward tea could turn really. if you look at perhaps for something a little out of the ordinary for the holidays israel might have the answer it's running an anti terror camp where you can experience being in
me about. the idea really. really what they do you always have to. treat the right. situation in order to when you go back home and you hear or see. something new you know. it's not. surrounding the. location situation the west bank which of course palestinians considered to be an occupied territory and that has been condemned by palestinian officials the local mayor said the mostly american tourists attended. by directly supporting the occupation. but also spoke to
a middle east expert who thinks israel is not doing itself any. famous by setting up this venture this is something israel has been doing for a very long time reinforces the notion to american visitors in particular that it's the conflicts can only be solved by military force that the palestinians of the bad guys but the israelis are the good guys i don't think the israelis are really doing themselves a favor though by having this sort of very blatant violence and. tourist oriented operation of bring in americans in particular to train them on the so-called palestinian terror threat it is a move that is so clearly rejects the international view of what should be happening in in occupied palestinian territory and is often
international thanks for joining us so far about half way through the program now at the pentagon admits to yet another deadly friendly fire incident in afghanistan will shed some light on that in just. it's. you can revolt against a dictator but what. i think. he did not give much. and so the way. the resolution does not build nations. and certainly does not. states. he put themselves on the line they did accept the reject. so would you want to be president. to go on to be this is what
the three of them are. interested always in the water. the u.s. military has confirmed that one of its latest in the helmand province killed an unknown number of quote friendly forces now according to officials twelve police officers and two commandos were also killed many others reportedly wounded as well and last month at least three afghan policemen were killed in a similar incident there are also very numerous cases of afghan forces killing american troops the very same day the three officers were killed and afghan come on
to open fire on u.s. soldiers killing three and injuring one of the taliban which had infiltrated the afghan forces claimed responsibility for that attack meanwhile in march. and soldiers were injured in another so-called green on blue is told soldiers are tucked nato troops. picks up the story for hearing condolences from u.s. officials in response to the afghan security forces that were killed but the numbers that we're seeing being released by the u.s. air force confirm that the situation in afghanistan is escalating as of now according to the numbers that we have from the u.s. air force since the beginning of twenty seventeen there been one thousand six hundred thirty four different instances of munitions expended from u.s. forces in afghanistan keep in mind that in two thousand and fifteen the total was only two hundred ninety eight and in two thousand and sixteen it was only five hundred forty five now this number of munitions being released this number of airstrikes actually brings the situation in afghanistan to the level that it was at
in two thousand and twelve when u.s. forces were all across the country getting into skirmishes with taliban forces two thousand u.s. troops have actually died in afghanistan and a number of them have died from friendly fire incidents like the one that just recently took place there was the famous incident where pat tillman the celebrity football player who had volunteered to fight in afghanistan was killed by friendly fire at this point there are eight thousand five hundred u.s. troops in afghanistan alongside five thousand other nato forces that are in the country as the escalation of air strikes continues more air strikes are being carried out more munitions are being fired the risk for afghan security forces as well as for u.s. troops in the country is rising people like this should not make such sympathy which will have a huge you know need to without. going to that ship over a moment going to be definitive these kind of.
it does. position and make many people actually join them. will make their dick rutan process much much easier definitely. definitely i will trust and. will read these time the first three definitely missed it only the prison will be in a very very difficult situation seeing his people his soldiers. by his friends the americans so it is it is our only position. oxfam's released a new report on yemen calling a cholera outbreak there the worst on record number of people with the disease is now the largest ever recorded in any country in a single year. a
two thousand and fifteen military incursion led by saudi arabia has left yemen in a state of ruin well over ten thousand people have been killed if us report a number of times about civilians being killed in asterix over the saudis claimed who think these pose a direct threat to the border has. found yemen or was under the saudi arabia can only be stopped when sales to riyadh halted. the ongoing war is very much a part of the problem and need to add and we basically are calling for a cease fire and then of course we calling for the stuff. to to saudi
arabia to be youth in yemen bumbling is not the solution it's that you can't. country into into into pieces or whatever the aim is basically the parties need to come together and reach a peace agreement and the conflict and at least for now and give us. and the international community the u.n. and the government the time an opportunity to respond to the cole right crisis. the media has been obsessing over the looks style and mannerisms of donald trump ever since the billionaire businessman made his bid for the white house how important is a style over substance jacqueline has been trying to find out america's commander in chief is meant to be a representation of the country as a whole and it's no use and what does america project self on if not diversity we believe our diversity our differences when joined together by a common set of ideals makes a strong americans are
a diverse people with respect and concern for every single human being in this country and being very different from previous u.s. presidents donald trump seems to know what it's like to be the outcast his everyday guy in your face persona is one of the things that got him elected i think by the single greatest asset of any assets i have is spite temperament oh just i just. think a much more humble than you would understand. you call women you don't like that hague's your twitter account only roulette you know donald i but it's also what he's attacked for by some of his detractors recently we've seen the media become preoccupied with trump's personal habits some choose to dissect his food choices slow. rimming him for his love of red meat exotic meals fast food you name it it's true he's not like obama who reportedly only eats seven lightly salted almonds for a night snack others criticize the president's lack of obvious exercise dubbing him
the least athletic president in u.s. history well maybe a more athletic build is the key to being popular and a few outlets have gone as far as to warn that trump's unique and often unscripted style of speech may be an indicator of mental health issues and many fell in love with obama because he was seen as a cool hip guy. which apparently is not the case with mr trump and that could be hurting him more than he knows because according to a recent poll that's how his predecessor scored high in approval ratings and that same poll shows that sixty five percent of those who disapprove of trump do so because of his personality this is a cultural issue they want to pull strum into. and jogging because he represents in that sense the other side of the cultural differences i see so it
looks like america's champions of diversity disapprove of trump despite him being the man who arguably has made the presidency more diverse perhaps a few more hip trappings could help but probably not. washington d.c. we are legal media the list lionel while people who claim to be in favor of diversity a bastion one of the most colorful presidents in u.s. history. the biggest con in the world is that what people call the liberals and they're not liberals they have no belief system they have no platform they have no ideology no truth no future no nothing these are the people who supposedly are liberal they're the ones who are calling for war with syria why because who ever was against they were for you just say i hate trump and. they'll deal with any other problem us i hate but i'm not crazy about.
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