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similar. to the. breaking news the iraqi army says it has recaptured talor far from islamic state while the rights groups voiced concerns over the fate of civilians we bring you the latest pictures from the city. islamic state has claimed responsibility for friday's stopping in the belgian town for so when a load attack injured two soldiers.
stranded also as a reunited with their relatives in russia after their parents took them to iraq when they joined islamic states our team has been running a campaign to bring them back home. that this is our t. international broadcasting to you live in the russian capital and the key hour and good to have you with us this hour now we start with the breaking news from iraq the iraqi army says it has retaken the city of tal afar one of the last islamic state strongholds in the country the u.s. backed offensive has come with a heavy coast for civilians here all the latest pictures from the scene.
the open nations started a week ago islamic state militants had to drop them back from the city of tal afar but they still hold nearby territory our correspondent rideout diaz has in the city filed this report. it is important to note that while by all accounts the city of tal afar itself has fallen the province has not the battle has not ended the operation has not ended it continues but as the commander of the operation told us today the city itself has largely been taken there are a few holdouts still in the city a few joggers isis fighters still hiding in basements waiting to ambush iraqi troops that are clearing the city that are checking for mines and booby traps but otherwise the city is largely under iraqi control. and i believe they announced and i believe they announced that on the radio for the troops here
because all of a sudden in all directions people began firing in the air and cheering in celebration nevertheless the fighting continues in the suburbs around. and throughout the province as well it isn't over yet far from it they expect another few days at least of fighting before they declare mission accomplished so civilians have a tough few days ahead of them on top of what they've been through already. tens of thousands of people have already fled their homes trying to find some safety trying to get away from the crossfire the edge strikes the artillery the explosions they you know some of them braved the desert walking for ten for twenty hours through show. coaching heat in order to get to safety to find food water medical treatments they've been through
a lot but what. we ran from the shelling from the culmination we're left and the people from islamic state. our children are sick we're stranded here without sayed there is no fresh water anymore some of the aid workers have been hit very issue this is my son he is suffering we have no electricity. there were however a number of interesting developments we learned for example that yesterday on the twenty fifth the vulgarest four hundred families of isis fighters managed to leave fahd it would appear as though there was some sort of deal made with the iraqi forces that. because it is highly doubtful that four hundred families with women and children could have broken the blockade broken through all the way have confirmed to us that these did indeed happen they were details in a very
a vase if and did not address many coups another interesting thing is that everybody expected isis to put up more resistance they expected the fights to be tougher than it was and many soldiers that we've spoken to expressed surprise that it had been so easy suggesting that perhaps some isis fighters the least had managed to infiltrate out get away get out of this area the area. that is besieged but as i say the fight isn't yet over there are still isis strongholds in areas they control throughout and their os of aliens in those areas . they operations to retake telefon baz striking. similarities with the campaign in nearby mosul which left thousands dead burned cities where i saw strongholds
besieged by u.s. back to iraq forces and thousands of civilians were trapped inside telefon and mosul under a barrel of bombs or those trying to flee were caught in the crossfire and those remaining has no access to basic supply is a spokesperson for the red cross describes the humanitarian situation. the operations have been moving forward of course we see that there are a lot of others to be in that have been of course the people in terms of hardly anything similar consequence to what the local muslim friends on the left through nothing more than is this is the man who is going to be maligned tend to be people who are leaving deal with lehman you know then when. nine one being shot the. islamic state has claimed responsibility for friday's terror attack in the belgian capital amman stopped two soldiers before
being shown that the assailant was a thirty year old the belgian citizen of somali origin according to the soldiers who shouted god is greatest in our a big before launching out he was apparently carrying a copy of the qur'an as a fake gun the incident took place in a crowded district with several bars and restaurants security consultant it had seats holders in searing security in popular tourist areas is a major challenge. the modern vogue for vehicle and or knife attacks is easily explained bombs are difficult bombing components are hard to come by and they're getting harder but so easy to come by well a car or a van or maybe even a large truck or lorry and a knife or a sword you know these things can't be controlled by authorities terribly successfully not the way that bomb components can be controlled but it's not clear to me that soldiers doing something other than guarding static points like tourist
spots or parliament houses or you know other places where you can expect large concentrations of people which in turn make them attractive to potential terror attacks i think there is a utility there for soldiers to stand in for police who can be freed to do other duties that they do better. and soldiers you know if it's a static target like big ben or you know the grump loss in belgium in brussels soldiers can be employed to something like that to stand there and show their guns and basically discourage beforehand you know to deter as it were terrorist attacks from happening so i think that could be expected to be a useful way to deploy soldiers on an anti terror mission in western cities. to london now where police are investigating friday's attempted sort attack near buckingham palace as an act of terrorism and this is is that.
now know that the mets counter-terrorism command are treating this latest friday evening incident which did occur shortly after eight thirty pm friday evening near buckingham palace where three police officers were injured now what we do know in terms of what exactly on ravelled we the police have said that a twenty six year old man from luton has pulled up had pulled up in his car up to a police found with three unarmed police officers who had approached this car and when they did they discovered that the man was trying to pull out a four foot sword while repeatedly shouting allahu akbar now of course a struggle ensued in which the three police officers who again were unarmed they were injured two of them had to be taken to hospital the third one sustained my minor injuries and did need to be hospitalized all of the police officers were discharged quite quickly from hospital and we do know that they were able to and past eight this man with a c. s. spray and the attacker is now in custody at a police station in central london this latest incident is one more reason for
well counterterrorism expert david lo told is the extremists involved in such incidents may be acting independently. i don't know if you can say there's a direct link i think also some of these attacks again it be hard to prove that it was a direct command given by the way i am guessing here that the group will believe they are all islamic state that these are the types of attacks we were likely to expect ever for coming here and it looks as though of it is this group has inspired many individuals and when you compare this to spain where clearly there was you know around ten or twelve people working together be interesting to see what will come out from this one outside impasse was this a bit working on their own or do they have some form of assistance to this crisis thing you know there was an attack in finland as well last week that was suspected to be a terrorist incident i mean look looking at philip i mean one people are asking why
for the people are also asking why spain. if you look at a group like the ash they have they don't recognise any j. graphical boundaries if you're not with them you're against them but it's their philosophy it doesn't matter what your christian or muslim or jew it doesn't matter which ethnicity or as regards your nationalism if you're not with him you're against them and i think this is what we're starting to see you know. about as well in president has blasted new u.s. sanctions against his country as in fan i saying. this is the only good to have played these measures are part of an economy coupe to detroit has delivered a financial an economy low against the recovery of the venezuelan economy and once again insanity has been unleashed its the insanity of in time any swelling hatred the u.s. sanctions prohibit financial dealings with the venezuelan government and states or oil company they all the toughest measures so far against the madeira government
washington says the restrictions are a warning to mature road to curb his dictatorship but officials invite us way to say it's the people of the country who are already struggling under an economic crisis that will suffer the most. it's a strong message for the people of venezuela and it's a strong message to the dural we are not going to tolerate the dictatorship he's trying to create venezuela's president has come out with a very strong reaction to the sanctions that nikki haley is referring to that were signed off on by trump president on friday and target the country's energy sector terms national security adviser did comment on the possibility of military intervention the country there's no such thing really anymore as as only a military option or dip or diplomatic option or we're already in economic option we try to integrate all elements together no military actions or into subpoenaed in the near future and not long ago trump stated that
a more physical plan of action could be possible when it comes to the south american country we have many options for that as well and by the way i'm not going to rule out a military option but those comments put trump in direct contradiction to what he himself recently promised when he said the u.s. would no longer participate in nation building and try to force other countries to live and their image we've been moving from one wrecked was it divergent to another we cannot be the policeman of the world we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone we will no longer use american military might to construct democracies in faraway lands would try to rebuild other countries in our own image those days are now over so government officials in venezuela have criticized the sanctions saying the u.s. is possibly trying to do just that and the sanctions could have consequences prevent as well as people that it has already facing are pretty severe economic crisis so this is just going to agitate the economic situation in the country which
is clearly the goal of the truck administration what is unclear is what exactly is their objective certainly a military option has been in the plans of the u.s. government for venezuela for. many years simply because it's a large oil supplying country the u.s. would desperately like to recover control of venezuela's oil industry and as long as there's a government in place in venice where that refuses to subordinate to us agenda the us will always have a military option on the table in case it's necessary to ensure that they have control over venice also while in an exclusive interview to r.c. venezuela's foreign minister jorge ideals has said it's time for the country to move forward as one. of your. now is a moment a decision has to be made whether venezuelans will take our side on the sanctions
and be a nation united we need all of our wits about us to withstand the threats and consequences of these actions. the whole region must react in the same way like when we reacted to the threat of force against venezuela we must be ready to use any resources to protect our people we are waiting for a reaction one that corresponds with international law the most essential reaction is that the sovereignty of our country must be respected that there is no need to interfere in venezuela's domestic affairs and that the policy of one sided sanctions that violate international law must not be tolerated. poland is demanding millions of euros from germany we've got all the details after this short break stay with us.
welcome back five children from southern russia who was stranded in iraq have been reunited with their families as believe the youngsters were taken to iraq by their parents who had joined i so often films them in a baghdad often it's where they were taken off the liberation of mosul artie's was london mayor travelled to russia's republic of dagestan to speak exclusively to some of the returning children. tears of joy and relief very evident at the plane carrying five children from rockland in grozny but for the families waiting their stories and balloons there was also the question how to help these children read some to some the morality they witnessed the chorus of i still the loss of their parents and being left all alone and to bug out orphanage.
work. for the little ceased i had vision and foot sima bases and other thing of the past here is then your home and their family has a great to share their first day together with us the girls found the perfect remedy in their grandfather plenty of sweets and friends to play with. and she's clearly cleats or packets it seems to crooning experience of football's own has made her even stronger for team zero six come put in the arms of her granddad who seems just too afraid to part with her again even for a moment it looks like the perfect family image house filled with children's laughter cries plenty of noise and fussing about it takes a while to realize what's missing. i know and. i know that it's going. and yet even with all the love and care has to
offer his granddaughter there are still many wounds left on here and then there's other business. but the program is about well. i think that it might have been a good big idea that. as i say i have it set up to do just this took a turn and some of it i was shocked at the way they were you push it to get up to that i want to see you know what to do that's kind of our margin that. in the package they're meant in which the what but yeah which i applaud the other for the good little girl that was in a conflict is the creation of adults but it's often children who pay the heaviest price while hundreds even thousands of youngsters who remain trapped and lost in what appears to be the ruins of a self-proclaimed caliphate had seizure and could see along with a few lucky ones who escaped will now hopefully learn how to be happy children. has been running an online campaign to help locate the orphans relatives in russia
concert by desert. research so. much guilt. if it does that. public good that is the new order to do it that in a kind of out of tune you know i did it and i'm i think the same i now. and then nothing at home as i see such a service that's a must see specially since. poland is demanding billions of euros from germany and reparations for the second world war. in fact it could be said that poland is demanding justice because we are
a victim of the second world war the damage was not repaired anyway just the opposite they talk about her prescience is a claim for justice and for what belongs to poland surveys show a majority of poles support the idea of germany paying war compensation the exact sum is unclear but one government estimate put the damage at more than seven hundred billion euros however this isn't the only issue overshadowing poland's relations with this european partners poland has long been critical of the e.u. migration strategy this week the polish interior minister blasted brussels policies saying that accepting so many migrants into europe is effectively put in a new surround the continent's neck and meantime poland has requested the european commission with drawn legal proceedings against warsaw over its refusal to adopt mandatory migrant quotas but poland is not the only e.u.
country to fail to meet its obligation in taking in migrants is joined by the czech republic republic and hungary warsaw was expected to take in seven thousand refugees but so far as you can see it's taken. poland's foreign minister has defended his country's position after the french president said the warsaw is isolating itself. i think that poland statements are another era in the strategy of the country and the manifestation of how this country wants to position itself on the margin of europe's history present and future the state chose today to isolate itself in the functioning progress a few years poland is not isolating itself and has not been isolated because it seems to me that president macro in carelessly follows media reports and doesn't know what's going on in our part of europe it happens sometimes. you know less than this in europe experts martin summers says that poland defiance against the e.u.
policies will cause problems for the bloc poland's a big country the major player. and of course if the no in cheating with the. european partners there's going to be problems further down the line of course the isolation themselves from the big players in the european union specifically the journals and the french and of course they resent they feel as if they talked about the germans and the french and so on they're very skeptical of the policies being pursued by the european union. the migration for example but of course the opinion has got lots of other problems to resolve you know. the poles may dislike the european union but they get an awful lot of money from them and if they leave the bloc then the to find the money from somewhere else. well so your thoughts on the day's stories by getting in touch with us on twitter and on facebook on a back in about thirty minutes morning.
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