tv News Weekly RT August 27, 2017 1:00pm-1:30pm EDT
with a recap of the past seven days plus the big events this sunday welcome to the weekly an international top story for children from southern russia who were stranded in iraq. with their families it's believed the youngsters were taken to iraq by their parents who were killed while fighting for i saw our film the children. where they were taken after the liberation of mosul we've also been helping to find their relatives among the five children or two sisters. what they
to life back hold the tears of joy and relief the very evident that the plane carrying five children from iraq landed in grozny but for the families waiting to stores and balloons there was also the question how to help these children some to some the maillot see to witness the horrors of i still the loss of their parents and being left all alone into bugged out over the edge. with a lethal c.s. that 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 had these are and she's clearly the leads of the pack it seems to gruelling experience of football's own has made her even stronger for team zero six comfort 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 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 wounds left on healed. 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 by popping it i did once and she jumped as if she'd
had an explosion. who knows. 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 leisure and that seems along with a few lucky ones who escaped well now hopefully learn how to be happy children. well among the other children returning to their families this week was nine year old mario she was injured very fragile when taken in by the orphanage in baghdad another is ali whose aunt was among the first to contact us here at r.t. he's only three years old just like. you you can see here his relatives say he's already adjusting to everything in life at home.
now the iraqi military says it has retaken the strategically important town of tal afar one of the last the slum mixtape strongholds in the country but the u.s. backed offensive has come at a heavy cost for civil. the operation began one week ago i still militants have dropbox from tel afar but they still hold nearby for rock as the of reports now from the recaptured city. we're at the airport of talent five mia five kilometers from the city itself where the operation to liberate is underway this actually serves as a sort of said sold base 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 wherever you are there jubilation however is a stark odds with what the people of talent have gone through what because 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 eisel 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 the 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 california
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 to find water to find food medicine medical 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 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 for most the soldiers tell us most of the civilians have managed to get out 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. no these are the scenes of on rests this sunday in pakistan's largest city not a rally against donald trump after he accused the country of harboring terrorists police were forced to block the path of the rally in karate called death to america
trying to make its way to the u.s. consulate president laid into pakistan on monday saying it's making the lengthy conflict in neighboring afghanistan worse well pakistan swiftly responded pointing out the country has suffered severely from terrorism itself the foreign ministry also ahmed the trump statement ignores the sacrifices made by pakistanis in tackling terror. well u.s. leaders steve rebuke of pakistan came as he announced his new strategy for the war in afghanistan and it marks a complete new turn on his election promise the main idea is that u.s. troops will be staying in the country although his administration hinted at a boost in trip numbers he chose to keep the exact figure a secret trump also wants nato allies to throw more troops and money into the pot the president's new plan though provides no timeframe for withdrawal it signals
a move away from 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 well the president has been dismissive of his predecessor barack obama's approach to the afghan conflict as we just heard trump call for a speedy withdrawal while condemning the loss of american lives money we asked locals in afghanistan for their. turn card you call 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 of course sulu is hit by a drone strike and another man was on his way home when he was killed. during a u.s. operation into the house and so schoolboy they shot him dead later they said they
had killed a taliban before they left they blew up the entire building. the u.s. strategy for afghanistan comes amid a shake up in donald trump's inner circle on the scallop maupin 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 elected is it pledges of more wars or the 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 that 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 of writing hopes of peace but as we confront
a vicious adversary that abides by no rules. i believe the united states of america must remain a standard bear 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 a similar track with words of love being replaced by war and i don't know 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 libya the people in charge of the white house are now jared kushner trump gary gary cohen h.r. mcmaster paul douceur all very pro-war people and those are closest advisors i think that most people who support trump hope they 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 caleb oppen r.t. new york you know we asked former u.s. congressman ron paul about trump's policy reversals. 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 but 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 there is
i i i i. i. i. had logan the syrian army back by russian forces destroyed one of the most activist law mixtape groups in syria eight hundred militants were killed in the operation the euphrates valley a large amount of heavy machine guns were destroyed along with tanks and artillery weapons that is according to information from the russian defense ministry well it's part of a wider strategy to break ice hills blockade of the key city of dairies or the
battle took place near this village it's around ninety kilometers from doris or one of the terrorists' last stronghold in the country now the syrian army is advancing on multiple fronts to lift a three year long siege there with more on that here's paula sleeper middle east correspondent. 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. and there are there. are.
now there is or is a city that islamic states has completely surrounded 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 years this has been their reality they are going to go about their work there was. a lot of them feel no one would like to come out shooting for support coming to look like. for the journalist any of any any 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 risen to sixteen a german woman who was injured in last from lists in barcelona has since died in hospital on saturday evening half a million people attended the march of the finds through the city with the message we are not afraid of crowds out the teacher a rally we're joined by king philippe but the major focus of the past week has been the timing of reports where the terrorist cell was believed to have been rather peter all over travel there and talk to people who knew the suspects.
radicalizing force they were radicalized by a moroccan born police now believe the revolt was at the same sort of the plot. 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 and boss alone 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 if. they were behind what happened around here we can believe it the seem to be very nice people will be . seeing the whole roaming around but it's just the. solution with a whole slew of things that the cell melted into whole society attending the local high school and being a fixture on local football fields so how did say seemingly quiet group of quiet teenage is on a quiet town and is part of
a 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. behind this terrorist cell the authorities pointed the finger at him and now that's being reiterated by some of those accused of being part of the cell have appeared in court but who will. see what do we know about the. moroccan national we know that he had a criminal past in front back in twenty ten he was sent to prison here in spain for his part in 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 carried out the madrid bombings we also 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 bomb making factory did exploded and at the moment the authorities are writing that off as that his own potential weapons of death course him out in the end. as the investigation continues arrests continue to be made including that of the owner of an internet cafe that suspected members of the terrorist cell and no into a frequent it begs the question just how many other small tranquil communities like this could potentially be harboring fatal terrorist cells peter all of a. well these are the dozen suspect did members of the terrorist cell that came from repulse all are believed to be from the moroccan community and are of
a similar age the eldest was twenty two the youngest just seventeen well radicalized teenagers are not a new phenomenon last year a sixteen year old syrian boy who was arrested on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack in the german city of cologne and in part a fifteen year old boy was arrested on suspicion of planning an attack political analyst nicholas markovitch says' islam islam can hide practically anywhere nowadays this shows us that we have a president some of whom views a radical islamist are others not just people growing in the suburbs of our town in the doldrums outside of the cost city centers we can find them anywhere in europe in society today normally in small villages which would seem religious nobody would talk about it ripples very picturesque villages and catalonia and even there we have 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. i shall be back with more of the stories that shape the week in half an hour's time hopefully see that. match geysers financial survival guide liquid assets not those that you can convert into gas quite easily. to keep in mind though as a tremendous place a. record. when gold make this manufacture come sentenced to public wealth. when the ruling closest to protect themselves. when the crime larry go round lifts only the one percent.
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