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islamic state. in syria we get an exclusive look across the euphrates river. the west bank is now being liberated from the terrorists. again threatens north korea saying military action is a possibility for the state department defends his approach to the crisis. will be devastating i can tell you the devastating for north korea the president certainly . is a very effective communicator. security trial with questions over why police didn't prevent some of his followers from carrying out terror attacks.
international first developments in syria where government forces have driven out terrorists from the west bank of the euphrates river. and after a series of losses islamic state seems to be on the brink of defeat in the country with the syrian army and kurdish forces advancing on the terrorists on two fronts right now these are some exclusive pictures from the area several days ago the syrian army managed to get across some parts of the river allowing for and you would. the russian military established a bridge that enables us to cross reports from the west bank of the euphrates. once the most exclusive resort's. fortress.
out of necessity. for three years the garrison here has what it isis attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing and we don't have an animal. on the home of the us surely. a month ago it would have been suicide to film up here not anymore. these five star hotel seem better days but thanks to its grandiose design and height it's acted as something of a fortress here indeed as sort and just to show you how close we are if you have a look through this hole at that hospital while everything behind that is isis's part of the city of the resort across the river they also hold sway this is all
their territory that's the euphrates river and across it is isis it's from there that they shell the city at will and from there that they launch the occasional raid across the river taking the other bank is key to liberating the city entirely isis still sends fighters and the arms back and forth across the river at night it may take weeks but it is inevitable isis in syria is on its last legs its collapse has been as spectacular as its rise since the beginning of the year the so-called caliph it has lost thousands of square kilometers losing precious oilfields and strategic towns to the advancing syrian army and the u.s. backed rebels that is not to say it's over or that it will be easy isis has nothing left to lose. according to the syrian military and the families of isis
fighters and diehard supporters have allegedly retreated to the town of my dean they have nowhere else to go in the shrinking caliph at the pass is quite a good indication for what they might do in the future everywhere they were whatever these areas were liberated the people who suffered the presence of isis have told us. about how they use people as you wish we could not surprising at all if they would there was no way for anyone to predict to what extent they would do that but. would they be hampered by any norms of any reason or any more i live the past doesn't indicate that this is the final act the dream of an islamic state has been shattered but even in its death throes it will
inevitably claim more lives guys do you have. from there is or syria or some other developments in that part of the world russia's defense ministry has confirmed that five al nasra commanders behind the attack on a russian military police unit last week have been killed in a targeted missile strike in a separate mission in the russian strategic bombers carried out strikes on i saw and i don't know sort of positions in the syrian provinces of the original and it led the defense ministry said all targets were located outside residential areas. i i
. the war of words continues to escalate between the united states and north korea donald trump's now said the u.s. is fully prepared to explore military options against pyongyang if washington feels it's needed at the same time a state department spokesperson stressed that the us president is an effective communicator while trying to deal with north korea we are totally prepared for the second option not a preferred option but if we take that option it will be devastating i can tell you that devastating for north korea that's called the military option if we have to take it we will the president certainly it is a very effective communicator and the president speaks very clearly in terms of his position coming out of the white house that i'm open now breaks down the sparring
between trump and north korea. well apparently donald trump is an effective communicator he doesn't want to attack north korea while at the same time he does he's been threatening north korea with military options for quite a while and we've heard kim jong on and the leaders of north korea responding there was the recent statement saying little rocket man won't stay much longer we've seen angry responses from north korea heather nauert was asked at the state department about whether she thought it was helpful for don't try to speak this way on social media i feel that the name calling and the statements made over twitter on north korea you feel like that is effective communication i think the president is an effective communicator i think people know exactly where he stands we have had a good deal of success in pushing forward with our diplomacy campaign that hasn't changed that certainly hasn't changed in the president has helped rally the world together rally the world together in the peaceful pressure campaign against kim
jong un's regime so apparently she considers threatening a country that has nuclear capabilities with destruction to be a great diplomatic success and this doesn't sit well with pianka they fired back with their own responses we've been having this warmongering rhetoric back and forth between the leaders of north korea and the leaders of the united states for months now the escalation of terms has increased the question is when will this rhetoric transform into something more serious. strategic patience. with the north korean regime has failed states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies our
respective leaders. said the u.s. would be unhappy to witness north korea's strategic power and its independence day and call for frequently spending big and small new packages. best not make it work the rest of the united states. they will be met with fire fury. like the world has never seen north korea has finished preparation for a one strike and will launch it in the u.s. does not act sensibly and the threat to the united states george territories will be met with a massive military response from the u.s. neglects the international community's will establish peace on the korean peninsula . against the sanctions and pressure from washington with powerful countermeasures the forthcoming measures to be taken by the d.p. arche will cost the us the greatest pain and suffering it has ever gone through in its entire history if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no
choice but to totally destroy north korea but if you're going to be since the united states declared war on our country we will have every right to take countermeasures including the right to shoot down u.s. strategic bombers even when they are not inside our country's airspace. asian politics analyst joseph chang told us he believes president trying is trying to sound hard on north korea to some tougher at home. the messages are certainly very confusing in his united nations general assembly speech president trying to totally destroy north korea the statement was aimed to please his right wing nationalists concert tour ends at the same time his government officials have been stating. the united space doesn't see a region. korea north korea is expected to continue to engage in
nuclear power. only rather freak one miss out paris since no force no military action has been picked regarding previous as it is quite and imaginable wolf of. further miss out has the united states then choose to take military action against north korea. and islamic preacher known as eyesores ambassador has gone on trial in germany he's accused of having inspired several terror attacks in the country including the christmas market attack in berlin and twenty sixteen peter all of a has the details. his face in court he's also known for turning his back to the camera during his recordings called the faceless preacher he goes by several names more commonly known as. well los described as i saw as ambassador in germany with direct contact
to the group's leadership according to prosecutors he's accused of being the main talent scouts of islamic state in germany recruiting people to go to syria to fight to do this and that the goals of this network want to record people in germany and to send them to syria to fight alongside i say the fires. we believe is a member of the arsenal terrorist group isn't just accused. recruiting fighters for foreign jihad he also spoke regularly at the mosque that was attended by an ace armory who killed twelve people and wounded almost sixty after he rammed a truck into a christmas market here in berlin. apart
from the perlin attack here it's thought that at least one of three teenagers who set off a bomb at an indian wedding were influenced by. willow was arrested in november twenty sixth seen along with four associates he was charged with creating a regional salafist jihadist network an iraqi national will all right in germany back in two thousand and one police had been aware of him for two years before his arrest that's all there was insufficient evidence to detain him just over a month after they finally did right before the christmas holidays germany was hit by the deadliest terror attack in years given security services say they've identified some ten and a half thousand radical islamists in the country that's up from less than four thousand back in twenty eleven. and his four co-defendants deny all of the charges against them and the trial is expected to continue well into twenty eighteen but
should they be found guilty major questions will have to be asked of the security services over how someone who preached so openly the words of radical jihad could be allowed to do so within germany and go unpunished for so long peter all of a. isn't the only preacher accused of inspiring terror attacks police in spain found links to one while investigating it. carrousel linked to last month terror attacks in barcelona and camber ills the preacher in question died the day before those attacks when a bomb factory inside a house exploded i hate preachers have also come to the attention of the u.k. authorities as well and child rees believed to have inspired an attacker who killed soldier lee rigby and twenty thirteen the preacher was jailed for inviting support we spoke to counterterrorism specialist rizwan subir he believes that the phenomenon has a deep political background. what government policy throughout the european and
west the world is essentially neglect and reject the idea that it's politics political factors that are essentially driving political violence the whole idea of hate preachers what it basically say's is that the individuals who are conducting the violence themselves have no political agency they are simply being manipulated and grooved and therefore we can stop this grooming from happening by dealing with the hate preachers when the reality of the matter is that these issues that are operating overwhelmingly on a structural level so whilst of course we can have a discussion and debate around individual ideologues the reality is that stability and some resemblance of peace will only happen when the structural change . images of top flight american footballers kneeling during the national anthem
before games is fired up a nation wide rao over patriotism but until recently there's been more behind the tradition of opening matches with the star-spangled banner than you might have realized here's my girlfriend santiago. american football and donald trump just don't mix trump has lashed out of their fellow players for bending the need during the national anthem and the protests just keep on coming let's recap what you love to see one of these or their followers when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a up the field right now our stars used in sports platform to try to divide us. this president needs a good history lesson to starve i'll be honest with you but this is an issue going to not only our players but are we it's basically ignorance he doesn't understand it i'm not sure if our president understands those rights if the people who have benefited most from america despise it and increasingly they do what does that leave the rest of us. and there is also
a hash tag war on the social media the date they need team defense players rights in their protest against police brutality and they're up against the respect of flag team posting videos like this of players jerseys and n.f.l. memorabilia being burnt now the last time the bend the knee argument got this much attention was of course over the game of thrones i'm not here to. bend the knee and join me over fees down since there's a lot of talk about respect and pride when it comes to your country here is a patriot senator mccain i was appalled to learn last month that many of the ceremonies honoring members of our armed services at n.f.l. games are not actually being conducted out of a sense of patriotism but for profit in the form of millions of dollars in taxpayers' money going from the department of defense to wealthy enough self franchisors back in two thousand and fifteen mr mccain came out with
a detailed report on how in the film national anthem celebrations were actually being paid for by the part of the fence here's where the taxpayers' dollars were going to on field color guard performances of the national anthem and full field flag ceremonies now this report lists sports teams who got the cash for patriotic ceremonies however the funds have dried up since twenty sixteen asked senators put a stop to what they called paid patriotism returning to trump's own to rot against the n.f.l. teams arthur blank owner of the atlanta falcons says trump creates division and undermines the ideals of american democracy but the falcons got a total of eight hundred seventy nine thousand dollars in just four years now robert kraft of the new england patriots said that he was deeply disappointed by trump's comments but a couple of years before that his team got seven hundred thousand dollars of funds
for nasa. an hour from ceremonies now trump's remarks were divisive and disrespectful the criticism coming from terry and kim the owners of the buffalo bills they took six hundred fifty thousand dollars from the d.o.d. back when pete patriotism was allowed let's not get it twisted for his sake in these billionaire owners like jerry jones of the dells. and kraft and the patriots they could care less about civil rights they could care less about the state of black america in this struggle against police terror but they knew that if they sided with the troll who was extremely unpopular in all spheres of american society the owner is risked a walkout some type of players strike there was such incredible unity among the players that the owners had no choice but to lock arm with the players they were protecting their own interests and their own bottom line. despite british newspapers best efforts to put off their football fans from coming here to moscow
rejected. so when you want to be president. or something want to be that's. what you going to be this is what the three of the people that i'm interested in the water. should. get pakistan's foreign minister is calling for the united states to abandon its military campaign in neighboring afghanistan and an exclusive interview with t. he says the focus should be on a more political solution with more details his american. we spoke with watch aasif the foreign minister of pakistan at a critical point when u.s. pakistan relations are at an all time low only today joseph dunford a top u.s. general expressed his peace something i do not believe that we can attain our
objectives in afghanistan chairman and was we materially change the behavior of. now the u.s. does not believe it's not is the fight saying that the pakistan afghanistan border easy source stress the foreign minister also stated that despite with us things there is no military solution to the conflict. so that this sort of thing that more than a sponsor will lead to choose does it was more responsibly approach is needed to solve this problem and it has to be politically you know military patrols share in the boston last three four decades in this region has not worked. from nine eleven we again became a conduit of american effort in afghanistan instead of recognizing our contribution which today when we look back in hindsight we we can see
the full confidence that it was a mistake after nine eleven we're going to be did the same mistake and what happens today that americans are accusing of harboring terrorists america not accusing of having sanctuaries on our soil rid as. control almost forty percent of the dead tree they don't need. to operate from they have plenty of. good they're going to have sanctuary they can have bases they're going to have their families over there they can operate for from there against anybody you know. scapegoating box on scapegoating by a by a by washington this want acceptable you know box been a part. of the u.s. over sixty seventy years have been partners in defense of alliances we have been
there strategic partners so this is something you know. which compels us to rethink the whole. alignment and. this. and then they tell us that they have given us billions or more billions you know. more than two thousand british football fans have descended on the russian capital for european champions league matches liverpool supporters got a warm welcome on tuesday for their match with spartak moscow ahead of the game the russian side welcome them with warm blankets and souvenir t. shirts as part of a campaign called gentle fan a russian warm welcome which kicked off in the city of rostov last march of the match ended in a one all draw today it's the turn. manchester united fans but before the british football fans flew to russia the media at home was giving them plenty of warnings of what they might expect many showed videos of alleged hooligans and repeated that it's dangerous and unsafe to travel to russia we are some of the fans about to
their real experience here. the russian people are very very nice very good warm welcome political support a soldier about to go through you let it go for a joy bolton faithful very very safe won't fund very good all the way on the cheap make sure we beat the shit get real yet spacek. yeah yeah everybody in. the town has been absolutely amazing icon tell you how lovely and special it is i should can feel that we. need to just might help myself to them and they were so it meant that they were very very. clever having a good time right that's the news for now i'll be back to you in thirty five minutes i've been telling me that.
there was a time when hollywood in the entertainment business used to do exactly that entertain us today there is a very different artists in reality now they soon their mission is to educate us and demand political conformity with the country evenly split is this a losing proposition. this is. the most get a little. bit. plus i'm a lawyer but i. know both of us better get some kind of the.
a long and loving look bad at our back and our combined childhoods taken aback you remember running around outside with our friends or by ourselves rocking a mean case of the hockey hair is yes there it is with our he-man action figure in hand or barbie or transformer or whatever your preference was that at some point. of bliss we came across our first to be or high. what did you do i think for most of us that is the papal days we learned that most ancient of life's lessons not to poke the hornet's nest as they say tragically though tragically i i don't think many in washington d.c. today especially president donald trump and his generals three seem to want to remember that important childhood lesson especially when it comes to kim jong un and north korea over the last few days we've seen yet another escalation in the war of words and militant posturing by the united states and north korea this time
culminating with north korea's foreign minister young hoes response to president trump's latest round of threatening tweets and statements declaring to reporters at the united nations that quote the whole world should clearly remember it was the first it was the us who first declared war on our country we will have every right to make countermeasures including the right to shoot down united states strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country. and the foreign minister was of course referencing the brilliant idea a brilliant idea to fly a u.s. air force b. one b. lancer bombers over international waters it is the least of north korea on saturday before he spoke in what the pentagon is calling a show of force the pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to president donald trump.