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we would be told by the coalition it was very clear that they were in the area the u.n. expresses the concern over the mounting civilian casualties in the syrian city of raka the coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens. if. the. protests erupt outside a trump rally in the u.s. state of arizona following the president's keynote unity speech about the charlottesville violence and his change to war over afghanistan.
also this hour audie visit so yemeni boy aged twelve who in just three years has undergone twenty three operations in a country gripped by conflict between rebels and the government supported by saudi arabia's. national day in the russian capital thanks for joining us here today. the u.n. is raising the alarm over reports strikes conducted by the u.s. led coalition of kill dozens of civilians in the syrian city of raka. in recent days and weeks scores of civilians have reportedly been killed or injured in iraq out juda air strikes and shelling and up to twenty five thousand people remain trapped in the city the un condemns any attack that is directed against civilians
or civilian infrastructure at first it was a mia room of the united states led coalition had missed again bombing a house packed with civilians in raca leaving dozens and dozens of innocents dead and many more buried under the rubble one thing to know more travel for hospital and right here and you know a witness and survivor testimonies anything to go by these things happen regularly was that enough second was it we would drain he told by the coalition it was very clear that they would no insurgents in the area there were children playing in the streets and we were carrying water from a tap on house and civilly and homes were directly targeted on a system of we heard that the coalition used white phosphorus near iraq it was dropped by the warplanes who else could have done it it had to be the planes they were targeting a civilian neighborhood. regardless of what public relations folks will tell you
there is no such thing as a pinpoint accurate bombing campaign especially not over a city a tightly packed been area a bomb doesn't discriminate doesn't care whether it falls in a house full of isis fighters or civilians and in raca those bombs have been pulling on the wrong people all too often or humanitarian colleagues tell us they're deeply concerned by unconfirmed reports of a high number of civilians killed by airstrike in iraq a city over the last twenty four hours yesterday unconfirmed reports indicate that over thirty people were reportedly killed in the us a so chini neighborhood while eight internally displaced people from the same family were killed in a separate attack in another part of the city these attacks if confirmed are shocking reminder that civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict in many parts of syria she got in touch with the u.s. led coalition we wanted to hear their side of the story and we got
a template response there as always taking everything very seriously and as always investigating babson enough we'll get another template response about his regrets and condolences but nothing will change the average hoover raca will continue the bombing has also expanded in iraq that's gone just west of mosul to tally up fatah where the u.s. led coalition and the iraqi army have launched a new operation to clear out isis out of the area trapped in the middle of that tens of thousands of civilians in the crossfire between i says the u.s. led coalition and the iraqi military conditions is said to be desperate and it is a d.z. getting out take my word for it trying to escape of open ground in the middle of a battlefield in this heated forty five degree. heat is no easy task is
often fatal but as survivors tell it it's hell back home. people are in chaos everything in our life is destroyed this is my mother she couldn't walk so i put her over my shoulder and we walked like bad for thirteen hours but now we're here and we have nothing now did nobody here is difficult there is no air conditioning there is no food we will run food the truth. the united nations judging by how often they've started talking about tell it far and what's happening there fearing the worst we fear that iraqi civilians are largely to be held as human shields again and that attempts to flee could result in executions and shootings we call on all parties to the conflict to allow civilians to leave the country to area and to access safety we're also concerned around the reports that in some instances this plague displaced iraqi families from telephone
are being denied access to safety in locations that have capacity to absorb them everyone's concern everyone's sorry regretful when civilians die but nothing changes it's the same exact scenario playing out over and over again where civilians are made to bear the brunt of liberation and to pay its cost with their lives. also nicholas davies who's written about the invasion of iraq believes the us isn't taking the issue of so-called collateral damage seriously. and not taking responsibility for the truth scale of civilian casualties in two thousand and seven the un said very clearly the bombing of. civilian areas is a violation of international human rights law and that the presence of
a few competence in a civilian area does not change the nature of that area it is still a civilian area essentially what the u.s. has done in the last sixteen years has been to to remain normalize the bombing of cities i'm sure many of you of us have seen video of mosul at the end of this this bombing campaign or of other cities like a. c.r.t. in libya that have simply been reduced to rubble by u.s. bombing and the artillery fire. the u.s. forces that may intensify its airstrikes in afghanistan following president trumps decision to step up the sixteen year long military. on monday that open ended surge of troops and money to the country in a major u.
turn on his election promises even headed to a result of to speak in front of his supporters but was met with protests outside the venue. police film about area to prevent unrest with smoke bombs and fireworks being thrown at them hundreds came out to protest more than a week off of the deadly violence in charlottesville and the president's controversial remarks on the role of hate groups truck defended his response during the rowdy pulling out the neo nazis racial tensions have intensified in recent days it seems they've overshadowed trumps the solution to drag the country into a dead end war. explains. the way president donald trump is portrayed you think he is an evil leader the likes of which america has never seen shadow of moscow seems to haunt president trump the world's shining light of democracy as one of the most radical inaugural speeches take
a look at what some of the neo nazis are saying about his speech. even terms announcement of a new afghan strategy was skewed to supposedly show how the president was stirring up racial tension the president began his nationally televised address monday night urging americans to come together to rise above racial and ethnic divisions he wanted to speak to the nation about charlottesville and his comments he should have spoken to the nation about stroke and modeled it by putting it into a speech about afghanistan that's what i thought as an american can we just get back to afghanistan for a second please the president has made a fairly hawkish decision to boost america's military presence in the country sound familiar on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime in afghanistan i know that many of you have grown weary of this conflict. as you are well aware i do not support the idea of endless war given what's at stake in
afghanistan i am firmly convinced that we should make this extra effort. i don't well what both previous presidents both democrat and republican chose to do so it seems hard but clearly not impossible to chalk it up as just another misstep by the big bad billionaire we will also expand authority for american armed forces to target the terrorist and criminal networks that so violence and chaos throughout afghanistan this is in tradition with all u.s. president trump is no continuing that long held tradition and if we look at u.s. foreign policy over the decades it is one long today pretty much on broken interaction or gender always regime change or military intervention is always the order of the day and diplomacy always takes a backseat over the years afghanistan has been a massive drain on both u.s. financial and human resources and yet trump is choosing to soldier on.
and all of those resources have led to little measurable success loss to the quagmire of the afghan conflict understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan right now. this in tahrir is intended to put pressure on the taliban to have the taliban understand you will not win a battlefield victory we may not win one but neither will you things are going to get worse for the people of afghanistan especially the civilians we're going to see formal casualties their country in general is going to continue to spiral out of control some of the neo con generals the retired generals a couple years ago talked about a military u.s.
military presence in afghanistan for at least fifty years they might be exaggerating the. oh i can easily see that happening because there's this whole of the in your position so despite the promises of making america great again that it seems that washington is just going to continue to fight an endless war that seems almost impossible of actually winning. washington d.c. . on the trump's new plan the u.s. is expected to send up to four thousand troops to afghanistan however the exact number is being kept secret america's top commodify the middle east of votes else is the new forces could arrive in just a matter of weeks the former u.s. congressman ron paul about the implication of the president's decision. he changes the words and makes it sound like the world will come apart if we don't continue to be the world's policeman he says he's not into nation building but there was a pretense anyway how many nations that we can really build or improve we've torn
nations apart so he is seen as a flip flopper which i think politically is a bad position to be. going to be perpetual war nobody knows exactly who the enemy is and nobody will know when it is ended and i think trump has been maybe a little bit more upfront that his goal isn't to get done in six months or a year it looks like he's planning to be there for the long term. he wants to increase the troop levels mean he will but we don't know exactly and we who are on the pro peace side think that he should do very very little without the consent of the congress and yet it sounds to me like even he wants to give away some of his authority and say well the generals are in charge the generals in charge let them make all the decisions. even if he flip flops and goes along with the neo cons which it looks like he has he's not going to win them over
the people who support mccain and graham and rubio they're not going to all of them say oh yeah looks like trump is one of us now we're going to support a so i think he loses i think he loses in a political way he loses support from some of his base and he's not going to gain any support from the people who are now saying oh he looks like he's waking up and he's accepting the neo con position approach to a war. spanish town of ruffalo emerges as a potential hotbed of terrorists the last week's deadly attacks in the country a story and more after a short break. seems
center of the investigation into last week's terror attacks many members of the cell which carried out those twin atrocities killing fifteen and growing up together i mean radicalized in this small town just south of the border with fronts . police investigators have identified the less robust terrorist and skewness quds a suspected driver of the van comes from the pier in ian town of ripple. if. police searched the apartment of an im aman recall who he said could have been a radicalizing force over here they leave to their normal life i used to see them
walking to buy bread over there you know on t.v. where you see a small community up until now we have to piece we're together but this piece has been broken. just to believe in the moon that there are twelve people in this terrorists and. this shows us that we have prejudice some of these are radical islamists are others not just people growing in the suburbs of our town in the gold reserves outside of the cost city centers we can find them anywhere in europe in society today you know in a small villages which will seem religious nobody would talk about the ripples very interest of religion and catalonia and even there we have islamist bases i think
that this shows how widespread this status movement or trend is in europe today it's much bigger than what people thought and it can be actually anywhere. we sent peter all of our to the town of paul on a search mission of his own tomorrow you'll be able to see for yourself just what he finds there in the meantime though here's a quick preview of what's coming up the image of the mosque located in the building just behind me. he is understood accused of being the mastermind behind the terror attacks he spent time in prison in twenty ten until twenty fourteen after he was charged and convicted for the smuggling hasheesh it's understood broke while he was in prison he turned to radical islam and may well have met with planned and carried out the two thousand and three madrid train bombing.
let's take a look at the suspected members of the terrorist cell in question you can see them on the screen here and there's been widespread surprise at just how young many of them were of the barcelona attack for example is only twenty two radicalized teenagers of course are nothing new in europe last year a sixteen year old teenager was arrested on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack in the german city of cologne a fifteen year old boy was arrested in paris he was restless suspicion of planning attacks in public spaces two girls aged fourteen and fifteen back then were arrested on the same grounds and their homes were raided apart from their young ages the members of this terrorist cell have another thing in common. the twelve suspects in the box loon campbell's terrorist attacks are all from morocco and the mastermind is thought to have traveled to morocco before the killings. in spain is separated by the straits of gibraltar and the sea route between the countries has
become a favorite for those seeking to reach europe. plus there are two spanish enclaves in morocco which are frequently. collaborative the route continues to group spain has seen a three fold increase in refugee numbers since last year. i don't think just morocco i think it's north africa is a problem but yes i mean there are a lot of moroccans in the market and throughout europe and some of them are obviously radicalized the countries as well world but i think the problem is very close to europe. so much easier transit point and they remember there are large numbers of moroccans living in in europe so obviously that that may have something to do with it. spain attacks clearly demonstrated radicalization is getting
younger but in belgium employees of one kindergarten have reported signs of islamic radicalization even among toddlers children were said to have made death threats to unbelievers calling them pigs and even displayed hand gestures imitating throat cutting its claim they've been reciting verses from the qur'an during playtime while they reportedly skipped classes because the kindergartens vision is not fit in with their beliefs we spoke to the co-ordination director of the facility. who says they're even more concerned now about children after what happened in spain. in fact there was a leak. about an internal documents made up by kindergarten leaders in the framework of an initiative to strengthen their garden leaders and to train them to recognize signs of possible reticuli zation in a very early stage with dollars and in the aftermath of the divorce alone
a tax it's you know very itchy about you know reticulated nation and islam related terrorism or jihad isn't. the problem could be a much wider issue just since twenty sixteen a network of experts on islam of open almost five hundred cases for schools with radicalization issues. over to yemen now r.t. has visited a boy age twelve who's had almost double that number of operations after falling victim to armed clashes in his country yemen has been gripped of course by a conflict between who threw rebels on the government which is supported by saudi ass trucks just the morning you may find images in the following report upsetting.
now i mean rarely gets the chance to leave hospital who is constantly battling cholera a saudi led coalition is accused of being responsible for the outbreak of the disease which has been described as the worst in the world that's offered cut off supplies of medicine and food to rebel controlled areas in europe and that was the conclusion at least a study by the queen mary university in london. someone living in rebel controlled areas is seventy percent more likely to contract cholera and fifty percent more likely to die from cholera than somebody living in government controlled areas so the internationalized government in yemen are supported by a saudi that coalition this coalition has bombed the rebel controlled areas pretty much most of the and without much concern for for civilian life. they've
been civilian infrastructure so we've seen hospitals destroyed schools destroyed the saudi recognition is also enforced naval blockade on the rebel controlled areas and this means that there are shortages of food shortages of fuel shortages of medicine all of which contribute to a situation where cholera can prosper. means father says all these tragic episode in the boy's life explain why he's so vulnerable to the devastating epidemic that swept across the country. at even a slight cough affects him badly he's a very weak his elbow has been damaged by frequent falls as you can see his neck is injured as well all these tragedies come from war the boy spent a month in intensive care before regaining consciousness he's undergone surgery many times and will need more operations who could all his injuries he's lost all his hair. lumber of cholera cases in the country has now exceeded half a million the outbreak of the disease has been fueled by destruction of the
country's infrastructure during the war and sounded at air strikes. and the world health organization has described the problem it says if there were one hundred people in yemen more than half of them would have no access to clean water and would be at risk of famine red cross in the region stressed the catastrophe in yemen is manmade. we have a bit less than two thousand people who have died half of the people who are affected by the color our children and a quarter of the people who have died from six suspected killer cases are children everything in the country has collapsed that includes the water system it includes the health system it also includes the fact that there is no garbage collection in the country that is a water borne disease when you don't have garbage collection when you don't have proper treatment off for the water it's a whole number of factors that make that that caused this cholera outbreak to be as serious as it is and as it was the situation in yemen internet is extremely bad
it's a manmade situation it's due to the fact that there is a war going on in the country and there are people who are civilians what being the highest price off of this war. the french president's plans to relax the country's labor laws could unleash a wave of unrest france's biggest trade union threatened strikes in september on tuesday the government began the latest round of talks with unions and employers groups micron's popularity plunged to a new low and reforms were one of the main pillars of his election campaign a former investment banker wants to allow employers to negotiate work conditions at a company level not sticking to trade unions the reform also seeks a cap on compensation for dismissals and proposes to downsize worker councils critics are saying the plan puts business interests first similar a forward by the previous socialist government resulted in massive protests across the country last year. was.
open. was. to eat was. eating at. it has ground i. would have. to have the french interior ministry seems to be preparing for the worst it's about the twenty two million euro tender for riot gear include non-lethal weapons for controlling crowds stun grenades and tear gas a regional head of the trade union which has threatened strikes believes a repeat of last year's violence is likely. there are already many unemployed people in france and simplifying the foreign procedure will graze on
employment we don't want this flexibility which the government is seeking we want jumps crazy for a workers i think this reform is coming from people with backgrounds in the financial sector. we think they will be crushed people will be injured at the next protest the police need to keep that distance from the crowd crushes rearming the police not to fight terrorism but to crush trade unions is a terrible idea. that's it for me so you get a for more headlines in around thirty minutes. was it when the swiss national bank the central bank and other such all banks on behalf of governments are now the biggest owners of stocks when japan is the biggest seller of exchange traded funds that's called nationalization that's socialism and combined with the central bank the polish bureau that is fixing the price of money it's not a free mug market for money and combined with the purchase of open houses and
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