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yeah mr john oliver a hearty americans do the same we are apparently better than food. and see people you've never heard of love back to the night my president of the world bank so they . really. seriously send us an e-mail. children who've been stranded in iraq or united with loved ones in russia after an appeal for their safe return. now trying to readjust back to a normal life. plus out of the iraqi army says it's recaptured one of the last strongholds human rights groups fear for the fate of civilians in the city of. repeated pledge to quit afghanistan with his new strategy showing no sign of
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a withdrawal plan locals say no one is safe when they arrive. there from. this edition of the weekly column right now seven pm on sunday here we've got the biggest stories of the past seven days to update you on first off five children from southern russia who weren't stranded in iraq have been reunited with their families it's believed the youngsters were taken to iraq by their parents who were killed while fighting for i still. the children in a baghdad orphanage where they were taken after the liberation of mosul we've also been helping to find other relatives in russia among the five children are two
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sisters. and what they went through is heartbreaking. i know never. can. sell. more than i could i said i've heard her. third say. i still. think that damn thing all. artes recent am i have traveled to dagestan to see how those two little girls are
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now adapting to life back home. tears of joy in relief very evident at the plane carrying five children from iraq landed in grozny but for the families waiting with stories and balloons there was also the question how to help these children some to some the maillot see through witness the horrors of i still the loss of their parents and being left all alone to bug out over that. for the little sisters had vision and foot sima base is another 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. this is what these are and she is clearly the leads of the pack it seems to cruising experience of football's own has made her even stronger for team zero six comfort in the arms of her ground who seems just too afraid to part with her again even for
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a moment it looks like the perfect family image a house filled with children's love to cries plenty of noise and fussing about it takes a while to realize what's missing and. she saw everything but she says her parents are alive why would i tell her otherwise. and yet even with all the love and care but has to offer his granddaughters there are still many rooms left on here. and then there's other because of the three days without food or water in a dusty dirty basement she told me when there were bombs they would go to basement and when she sees a helicopter now she's terrified and i tell her not to be afraid. that i was opening an ice cream the other day and i have a habit of opening the wrapper popping it i did once and she jumped as if she'd had an explosion. you. know.
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conflict is the creation of adults but it's often children who pay the heaviest price while country it's even thousands of youngsters who remain trapped and lost in what appears to be the ruins of a self-proclaimed caliphate had leisure and that seems along with a few lucky ones who escaped well now hopefully learn how to be happy children among the other children returning to their families this week was nine year old mary she was injured and very fragile when taken in by the orphanage in baghdad another is alley who was among the first to contact us he's only three years old just like sultan mora two you can see here his relatives say he's already read just into every day dyfed back at home. iraqi military says it's retaken the strategically important town of tal afar one of the last islamic state strongholds in the country but the u.s. backed offensive has come at a heavy cost for civilians. the
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operation started a week ago i saw militants have dropped back from telefon but they do still hold nearby territory but i guess the effort ports from the recaptured city. we're at the airport of telephone mia five kilometers from the city itself where the operation to liberate is underway this actually serves as a sort of said hold based serving the entire operation and soldiers from the front lines they come here to rest and to eat before heading back there exultant they say that the operation is almost over they've actually even got a message for isis. i have a massive leave they are world now you have no place here will hunt you down
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wherever you are there jubilation however is a stark odds with what the people of talent have gone through what it was miserable we were under occupation imagine that and you know they turned the mosques into prisons there were thirty to forty people there we don't know what happened to them they demanded that molests recruited young people to join i sew and when they refused they locked them up there was no interest in no food nothing to eat we were almost dying there was no work and no man to sing my kidneys have almost failed it's been three years without medicine or anything tens of thousands of iraqi soldiers will mobilized for this operation the u.s. led coalition has brought to bear its full mice its people fleeing from talent and more than thirty thousand have escaped from the city escaped from the fighting they had to brave walking through the you've been deserts which is all there is here for ten twenty hours to get to safety tip. find water to find food medicine medical
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supplies and indeed treatment and from what we've heard many of them didn't make it but the commander of the operation he spoke to us and he said they expect to be done in another four days. everyone thought deliberation would be difficult and we would be two months the deliberations room is complete another interesting development that we've learned of is that on the twenty fifth of august four hundred families of isis fighters were let out of the city the details are murky and nobody knows exactly what happened but the commander of the operation and he previously was the chief of the mosul operation he told us that indeed this had happened he confirmed it but again without details and what about the four hundred families that escaped that escaped. did you fail to catch them and did you let them do for humanitarian reasons. we have
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a system we had of all the refugees to the iraqi government and they handle them. still the battle in telephone is far from over from what the soldiers tell us most of the civilians have managed to get out and managed to flee nevertheless there are still thousands of people trapped in a shrinking area where isis still holds sway and where they still haven't been defeated and they have a terrifying few days ahead of them. these are the scenes of unrest this sunday in pakistan's largest city at a rally against donald trump after he flat out accused the country of harboring terrorists this week police were forced to block the path of the rally in karate which was called death to america as it tried to make its way to the u.s. consulate president from related to pakistan on monday saying it's making the lengthy conflict in neighboring afghanistan worse in pakistan swiftly responded to all this pointing out how the country has suffered severely from terrorism itself
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the foreign ministry also added the trump statement ignores the sacrifices made by pakistanis in tackling terror the u.s. leaders scathing review could pakistan came as he announced his new strategy for the war in afghanistan and it marks a complete u. turn on his election promise the main idea is that u.s. troops will be staying in the country there was a ministration hinted at a boost in troop numbers he chose to keep the exact figure a secret also wants nato allies to throw more troops and money into the pot as well the president's new plan no provides no time frame for withdrawal signaling a move away from that campaign promise to get boots on the ground out of the country. we will also expand authority for american armed forces to target the terrorist and criminal networks afghanistan is a total and complete disaster let's get with it get out of afghanistan the president had been dismissive of his predecessor barack obama's approach to the afghan conflict as you just heard that from called for
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a speedy withdrawal while condemning the loss of american lives and money we've been asking locals in afghanistan what they think. how did you go you couldn't american and afghan forces carry out operations at night sometimes their intelligence reports are inaccurate civilians including women and children get killed. and there was a doctor is a horse sulu is hit by a drone strike and another man was on his way home when he was killed. during a u.s.o. curation into the house and so schoolboy they shot him dead later they said they had killed a taliban finds before they left they blew up the entire building the u.s. strategy for afghanistan comes amid a shakeup in donald trump's in a circle of course and this column open reports the president's foreign policy decisions with his new team may surprise his supporters. so you want to be an american president what gets you aleck to it is it pledges of more wars or the
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opposite we've been moving from one reckless intervention to another kinda libya syria iraq iran this destructive cycle bad decisions we cannot be the policeman of the world polls show that promises of peace were key for trump voters more than half of americans said they would prefer that the next president curb u.s. involvement in military conflicts and trump isn't the only president to have gotten the job writing hopes of peace even as we confront a vicious adversary that abides by no rules i believe the united states of america must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of war. that is what makes us different from those whom we fight you got it they even gave obama the nobel peace prize preemptively but by the time he left office he had droned bombed and intervened even more than his predecessor many hoped that the donald would make a difference however it looks like he may be set on
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a similar track with words of love being replaced by war and i know you ordered a targeted new jersey strike or if you can see who we are sending an armada very powerful we have submarines very powerful we have many options for venezuela including a possible military option north korea best not make it work threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never see but thinking out of policy is pretty far from a one man job here are some of the people who help think out and develop trump strategy you know the one that got him elected well they're all gone except for one meanwhile the white house routinely invites people who have a pretty clear interest for wars to go on people voted for trump because they knew hillary clinton was a warmonger and that she had wanted to destabilize the middle east as she did with
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libya the people in charge of the white house are now jared cushion are trump gary gary cohen h.r. mcmaster paul deuce are all very pro-war people and those are closest advisors i think that most people who support trump hope that he'll keep to his promises but they do recognize that all of his closest advisors are now opposed to the agenda that got trampled elected yes the new team trump isn't exactly made up of peace mongers and it's pretty far from the vision that americans voted for mop and r.t. new york. well former u.s. congressman ron paul well he thinks about trump's comes to do you turns. 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
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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 significant progress in a case syria battleground the details of that next. what holds its institutions would have to be put themselves on the on the big get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or something want to be rich. that you'd like to be close that's what before three of them all can't
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be good good. i'm interested always in the waters of the. small seemed wrong when old roles just don't hold. me. get to shape out just to come to educate and in the game equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground the.
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the syrian army backed by russian forces has destroyed one of the most active islamic state groups in syria eight hundred militants were killed in the operation in the euphrates valley a large amount of heavy machine guns were destroyed along with tanks and artillery weapons as according to information we've got from the russian defense ministry this sunday as part of a wider strategy to break blockade of the key city of india of zoar the battle itself took place in a village here it's about ninety kilometers to the northwest of deir ez-zor which is one of the terrorists last stronghold in the country the syrian army is advancing on multiple fronts to lift a three year long siege there here's our middle east correspondent paula. it is very significant basically the taking of the year as a whole would point to the strategic defeat of islamic state in syria it follows weeks of fighting between the syrian army that is being assisted by the russian air force and islamic state and in the past few weeks we have witnessed and number of breakthroughs that the syrian army is making against the terrorist organization.
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the earlier. in the. war. now there is or is a city that islamic states has completely surrounded it for the better part of three yos there's only a small part of the city that is in the hands of the syrian army and they're completely blockaded there's no way in there's no way out and that's the reality for also for residents of the city if you can just imagine that this is a city that is home to some one hundred thousand people and for the last three
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years this has been their reality they are going to go about their job at the basra . a lot of them feel none would like to come out. first of course having to do you know much. for the journey that many of the morning in your i mean if islamic state was able to be defeated here it would be a major significant achievement by the syrian army because essentially islamic state finds his would be cut off from any kind of other military forces and also from major financial resources and sources for them and so it would see. no the final chapter of islamic state in syria. the number of deaths from the twin terror attacks in spain ten days ago has now risen to sixteen the german woman who was injured in las ramblas in barcelona has since died of her injuries in hospital on saturday evening half a million people attended a march of defiant through the city but the message we are not afraid of crowds at
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the anti terror rally we're joined by king felipe but the major focus of the past week has been on the town of ripple where the terrorist cell was believed to have been radicalized peter all of a traveled there and talked to people who knew the suspect. radicalizing force they were radicalized by a moroccan born police now believe the ripple was at the center of the floods. this small spanish town took away in the foothills of the pyrenees is hardly what you think of as a hotbed of islamic terrorism but it was here in the fall that the terrorist cell which attacked barcelona recruited were indoctrinated and radicalized eventually going on to carry out their deadly mission. but it was here that the terrorists that rammed his truck into crowds of people
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around him boss a loner lived. the twenty two year old moroccan was gunned down on monday following eight four day manhunt by authorities. why they were. local people here say they can't believe he lived within their community. they play football together on the beach nearby with other kids from the neighborhood they were brought up here since they were little but. of course. they were behind what happened around here can believe it the seem to be very nice people. to be brutally cold running but it's just here that i always have to salute you with a whole slew of things that the sale melted into whole society attending the local
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high school and being a fixture on local football fields so how did say seemingly quiet group of quiet teenage is a quiet town and as part of the jihad to sell. the answers to that many are looking towards the mosque that they attended it's here that they're understood to have attended prayers led by our society who's been accused of being the real. pointed the finger at him and now that's been reiterated by some of those accused of being part of the. have appeared in court. what do we know about the. national we know that he had a criminal past in front back in twenty ten he was sent to prison here in spain parts and a drug smuggling operation and it's in jail where he's understood to have become radicalized in fact he's believed to have spent time with those who plotted and.
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dread bombings we know that back in twenty sixteen he spent time in belgium around the time of the bombings on the metro the airports in brussels. he is believed to have been killed it was announced by authorities that his d.n.a. was found at the site of a making factory did exploded and at the moment the authorities are writing bad off as that his potential weapons of. course him out in the end. as the investigation continues arrests continue to be made including that of the owner of an internet cafe the suspected members of the terrorist cell and no into a frequent it begs the question just how many small communities like this could
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potentially be harboring fatal terrorist cells peter all of. these are the twelve suspected members of the terror cell that came from believed to be from the same moroccan community and all of a similar age is well the eldest was twenty two and the youngest was just seventeen radicalized teenagers of course not a new phenomenon in europe last year a sixteen year old syrian boy who was arrested on suspicion of planting a bomb or plotting a bomb attack in the german city of cologne want to paris a fifteen year old boy was arrested on suspicion of planning an attack there political analyst nicholas merk of it says islam is a nowadays can practically anywhere. this shows us that we have prejudice some of whom these are radical islamists are others not just people growing in the suburbs of our town and adult lives outside of the posh city centers we can find them anywhere in europe in society today nobody in a small villages which was seen villages nobody would talk about it ripples very
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picturesque village and i know catalonia and even there we have islamist bases i think that this shows how widespread this established movement or trend is in europe today it's much bigger than what people thought and it can be actually anywhere. a movement to take down statues of confederate heroes and other controversial historical figures has gained momentum in the united states it all started in charlottesville in virginia violence broke out there two weeks ago went to rally in support of the monument to the confederate general was met with a counter protest since then several monuments have been destroyed or covered up in other parts of the country although sometimes the targets are questionable.
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i don't care if the george washington stands or thomas jefferson statue or rather it is a statue of a fallen into combat. e.s.p.n. executives have decided that play by play announcer robert levy will not be in the broadcast booth for next saturday's college football season opener because of the similarity between his name and the famed confederate icon.
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this is a perfect example of what kind of a lunacy our country is going through connally's rice said it beautifully these are among these this is our history right and what the left is engaging is a storable revisionism this is the reality for better or for worse of what the us it was in its most of our founding fathers were slave owners right they were participating in the evil of slavery suzanne we have tear them down so we take washington off the one dollar bill it's a teachable moment when you're walking with your kids to the south and you see a mine at the jefferson davis or whoever it might be it's a moment to sit with your child to reflect a what was and how we move from it i think we're heading to
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a very dark place and it scares me quite a bit that's it from a thanks for watching givens going to x. weekly and i'll find out. when the make manufacture consent. public will. when the ruling classes to protect themselves. in the final merry go round certainly the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. doing the rounds learning more you don't need
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