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but. what it was it was it it was a little bit. close to liberation the syrian army recaptures the launch fortified area in the city of d.s. and finally breaking a three year long siege by islamic state the operation was backed by the russian military. russian and found korean leaders meet to discuss the north korea crisis at the eastern economic forum underway in the russian city of volleyball stop bringing you all the latest from there throughout the day. and glad to hear putin proposes sending in u.n. peacekeepers to help ease the conflict in eastern ukraine i move back to my germany
but not ukrainian officials. that it is r.t. international broadcasting to you live from moscow i'm neki aaron good to have you with us as our. syrian government forces backed by russia have recaptured a launch fortified area held by islamic state in the city of d. . that's according to the russian defense ministry.
syrian troops found a network of tunnels after taking a position equipped with weapons medical supplies and food it's also been revealed that the area was defended by terrorists of mainly foremost soviet republic and russian origin on tuesday a russian warship targeted the militants that are helping the syrian army stormed the fortress. the latest operation as part of a larger campaign to force i still find out. which is largely being occupied by the terror group for the last three years since then it has become one of the largest pockets of terrorist forces in syria. these are pictures of two government brigades reuniting after one was trapped
inside the arizona for the duration of those three as they finally met after the troops broke i still see each of the city yesterday. has more on the liberation campaign. people of duress or won't have to pray for these to appear in the skies anymore for three years air drops with their only lifeline and the prayed for what was really just a handful of syrian soldiers to never let the city fall completely to islamic state while i still use any means absolutely anything to take their resort it's all over now but nearly nine months ago a sea of around the city and beyond the country and black as you can see on this map since that point it's only been shrinking two thousand and seventeen so far a nightmare for islamic state in syria i'll break down the milestones for you number one palmira.
the city with more than three thousand years of history had really been caught in a tug of war before march when the syrian army with russian air support took full control number two the city of rock the one known as the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate. no more capital in iraq up looks like the terrorist commanders ran from there and thanks to the efforts of the kurdish units and other u.s. led coalition fighters the hottest in the city are fully surrounded number three breaking the siege of the errors or.
this was one last chance all the remaining war might be had to offer off it went to deir ez-zor according to russian army intelligence crossing islamic state in this area is the next step time to check up on the map now that's progress three black traces left the rooms of the self-proclaimed caliphate. like a reaction to the latest developments from paid to florida only u.k. ambassador to syria. the breaking of the feed you get extremely significant militarily psychologically tremendous boost for the morale of the government and the government forces. we must be a bit cautious it's not clear whether it will take days or or weeks to clear through the main fifty four and then be for food
can look forward to consolidating the control of the government in some pocket jihad these still. hold sway so it's going best it's going to take a number of months before the syrian government really control over the whole of syria. away from the field of conflict and to a very different one syria's national football team has claimed a place in the playoffs for the two thousand and eighteen world cup in russia. ah huge crowds gathered in damascus to watch the final group game against iran screens were set up in the city center have to run to. damascus excuse me to show the much being played into wrong syria equalised in the final minutes to make the school line to two meaning they will now face australia for
a chance to reach the world cup finals for the first time after the final whistle was blown celebrations erupted with cough moans and chanting head long into the night the. russian and south korea leaders have met and discussed the escalating north korea crisis for a second consecutive day the latest talks were at a different venue they the thirty eastern economic forum which is now underway in flooded bostock daniel hawkins is there for us. it's foremost primarily a place for business and trade interests to find common ground but as you say there's only been one thing really hanging over the four and one key thing on the agenda and that's been the korean crisis the crisis on the korean peninsula and president putin of south korea half an hour concluded the talks they've done a joint press conference with putin again as russia's position has been over the
last weeks and months but diplomacy negotiation was the only way long term to solve this crisis take a listen. it's obvious that the korean peninsula problem can't just be solved using sanctions and pressure it's impossible let's not be driven by emotion and push north korea into a corner. and i was evident that there are some differences between the south korean and the russian position here the south korean government of course do favor a strengthening of u.n. sanctions against north korea particularly targeting the oil sector something that will very much as an escalation in this crisis the russians of course how favored deploying we should long term and that still seems to be the case aside from that it's very much business as usual here for quite literally there's delegations here from over fifty countries several thousand people in attendance here hoping to sign trade and business deals last year that equal about thirty two billion dollars so very much significance in the asia pacific region washington has announced it will
continue to deploy troops and weapons to the korean peninsula and the top u.s. army official says is to address the self destructive actions of north korea the deployment was the american military hardware join south korea's navy for a number of jewels and include the aircraft carrier strike group with anti missile ships already positioned in their wage and along with fighter jets and helicopters and now south korea is also considering asking the u.s. to redeploy its nuclear weapons to the peninsula jaclyn picks up the story. south korea is currently eyeing a possible redeployment of u.s. nuclear weapons on its territory which if approved would bring the military buildup around north korea to the highest level. we would need to find realistic countermeasures by reviewing all the political military options in a serious security situation with north korea's nuclear and missile threats but the
question is will this drastic move have the desired effect of making north korea back down well if the past few months have taught us anything no but p. and yang and washington are nowhere near to dialing their saber rattling back only raising the stakes higher and higher kim jong un shows no such understanding his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war any threat to the united states or territories including. or our allies will be met with a massive military response. president trump the commitment of the united states to defending our homeland territories and he's using the full range of diplomatic conventional and you can you capabilities so disposal so as a nuclear option the next step would trump make that call looking back trump has always had a rather shall we say unconventional approach to nuclear weapons during his iconic one thousand nine hundred interview with playboy he confessed nuclear war was on his mind and it seems the idea hasn't exactly gone away for so you don't want to
say take everything off the table just you know there you go shoot if you do this nuclear weapon nuclear should be off the table but would that be a time when it could be used possibly the trouble is when you said earlier even america's oldest allies can't count themselves one hundred percent safe can you tell the middle east or not use the nuclear weapon and never say that i would never take any of my car just to take about europe we won't use and you're not going to take it off the day you might use it in europe you know and surprisingly trump wants the u.s. to expand its nuclear arsenal because apparently if you're going to have nukes you better have more than everybody else it would be wonderful the green would be that no country would have no. but if countries are going to have nukes we're going to be. at the top of the pack yes for every major world leader at the option is always on the table and to be fair trump has said that it's highly highly highly highly unlikely he would resort to nuclear action and prefers a world without nukes but even if it's just about scaring the enemy when nukes are
dominating the thought processes of kim and trump the rest of the world would appreciate more predictability and transparency in the thought process. r.t. washington d.c. . well russia and china have offered their own solution to this standoff over north korea it's an emergency un security council meeting on monday moscow and beijing proposed was being called a double freeze initiative under the plan north korea would stop its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and in return the u.s. and south korea would hold their joint military exercises however the u.s. has dismissed the proposal as insulting and russia's new ambassador to washington told us the world powers need to work together to resolve the crisis. i cannot he would mention in north korea it's a great challenge for us for united states we have. secured the n.p.t. nonproliferation treaty and please don't forget the united states it's too far from
north korea but he is our neighbor frankly i can see a new problem. to deal with all outstanding issues with the united states. french president a man in a crown has accused journalists of being too interested in themselves but his comments rather backfired mccrone was visiting a school in eastern france for the start of the new academic year from there posted a video on twitter showing pupils cheering and poking him which led to parts of the media calling the leader arrogant himself under similar dubinsky reports already has a love hate relationship with the media in france. like at the start of any beautiful romance president macron enjoyed the attention from the media at the height of the presidential campaign it's estimated that he had three times more coverage than his
opponents rising star in one year in my court but journey renewal he's a breath of fresh air in french politics the desire for something different he embodies the end of the old political establishment and while much core has always kept the media lens it's clear that this relationship is becoming more and to move south i'm not interested in journalists it's the people of france who interest me journalists have a problem there too interested in themselves not enough in the country so just who is being know cystic here. i. after knocking journalists for professional narcissism mccrone posted video whose informative value the country shines through it's not the first time the french president has
up for the journey if it was complete love fest and that he decided that he was going to frame his own message and frame what he was going to say not going to be a part of the suitable so suddenly the press was being pushed back in every possible physical way of course the journalist all to thinking you know who is this person what has he done with a president who like so much i don't know how he will be but he's he's had you know the good times over this is it he's had the honeymoon and now he's getting into the sort of the thick of things despite my course saying this is about people moving journalists he seems to make a lot and while his focus appears to be on criticizing those who helped create his image and those who helped put him oh oh. judging by his bowling ratings the makeup is wearing as thin as the patience of the people of prongs so what do you. see how it's. russian president vladimir putin insists u.n.
. come from washington washington the media. the media. the voters elected a businessman to run this country business equals. boom bust it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. thank you. welcome back russian president vladimir putin is pushing for un peacekeepers to be present in ukraine to help resolve the conflict in the east of the country. and the doors of the presence of u.n. peacekeepers are not necessarily what it is but those you can provide security. would be fair and reasonable and usually i think it would only contribute to resolving the crisis in southeast ukraine you can consider this in order to the foreign ministry to introduce such
a resolution to the security council. they were by moscow has been met with reluctance by care of ukraine's foreign ministry called the possible resolution a distortion of any peacekeeping operation but the german foreign minister has given his backing to the russian president's idea. that's the way i see reports that president putin has voiced an initiative to do what the chancellor and i have been insisting on for months this is our chance let's make use of it we need more of these detente policy if things work out well with these blue helmets this would be the first step to removing sanctions against russia. now here's a reminder of how bad the conflict unfolded back in two thousand and fourteen shortly after the so-called made down revolution to eastern regions in ukraine declared independence the army then launched an intervention trying to restore its influence one year later as these five day was signed in minsk the capital of
batteries but despite those efforts the conflict is still ongoing according to a un report the total death toll stands at around ten thousand paypal with at least another twenty four thousand people injured arcee show sophie and co discuss the proposed peacekeeping peacekeeping mission with the russia's new envoy to the un here's a quick preview you can watch the full interview this friday on r.t. international. heard about bald ideas floating vague vague talk about the certain peacekeeping mission in ukraine that was and by by key if. but the we have taken that as a disguise to implemented the minsk agreement because the only plausible solution to the guys at the moment agreement indorsed by the un resolutions the un security council resolution so we didn't hear anything definite conclusion from them on the
peacekeeping mission while our proposal is based first of all on the. twenty two zero twelve twenty fifteen which means the package of measures to implement the means could rayment it is a game sold at the at protecting the special monitoring mission of the ois see observers or other tusks because these stocks belong to the established formants like like the s m m o c which i mentioned all the the group or the normandy formant . sanctions unfortunately do not work first they ignored secondly they have been long time fact that the certainly new set of sanctions may be both an invitation to the negotiating table but that of the new further tests we facing on the political and diplomatic solution chad in russia has already proposed even in july an action plan to solve the crisis with an
initiative on double suspension. the situation on the ground in syria is changing and then it is changing for the better you know that the process led by. the turkey has led to the separation of the three deescalation dissolves. well life is coming back to normal working with it then in a he's reaching people with the force holding the being being negotiated we can see the political horizon in the syrian crisis. jim and chancellor angela merkel has been met by angry demonstrators with tomatoes at a campaign event in the town of heidelberg merkel reacted calmly to the incident which is now being investigated by police let's cross lines where you are kind of pay to all of us pay for i get to see you can you tell us more about what happens.
yes well this campaign head of the german elections on the twenty fourth of september has been relatively quiet one of the few moments of drama that we've seen throughout it has been when right wing activists have attended rallies by angle or merkel those people who have been upset with her. refugee policy turning up blowing whistles booing and generally jeering the chancellor with a similar thing happened happened in heidelberg. chu stay where two tomatoes were thrown this time one of them clipping the hip of the german chancellor the other one well splattering one of the one of the moderators who was taking part in the rally. may be worth pointing out then handed her a handkerchief to clean herself up. she was also asked by the crowd during this rally what her best qualities were and she she said well pretty much calmness under pressure and coolness without making any reference to the the tomato
throwing whatsoever it's worth noting she didn't bother changing either she later attended another rally in the city of stuttgart and was seen wearing the same jacket now this campaign was expected to be very tightly run between angela merkel and merkel and her christian democratic union and the social democratic party and their candidate martin shultz of course the former european parliamentary president put it back in march it seemed really close right now where there is a good fifteen percent in the lead merkel in the lead then enough prompted our colleagues at the wall street journal even to come up with the headline wow it's boring and i have to say it really is heading that way with just a couple of weeks to go as i say around fifteen percent ahead angle of merkel it doesn't look like it's going to change we may have to put up with these little tit bits such as the the booing the cheering the whistling hopefully we won't see any.
being thrown but those are the crumbs that we're having to survive all the find some drama in the lead up to the selection for the border stuff but as i think as a euro correspondent piece all of us thanks for that piece well if you have something to say on the day's stories to get in touch and share it with us by following us on facebook and twitter my colleague andrew pharma will be with you in about thirty minutes with the headlines.
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