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headlining right now rockets fired at kabul international just hours after the u.s. defense secretary and the head of nato arrived in the afghan capital. and the taliban say they did it. islamic states last breath in syria we get an exclusive look across the euphrates river near the west bank now we liberated from the terrorists. and donald trump again threatens north korea saying military action is a possibility while the state department defends his approach to the crisis. will be devastating i can tell you that devastating for north korea the president
certainly. is a very effective communicator. this wednesday. and this is the news from the international. several mortar rockets have struck kabul international airport just hours after the u.s. defense secretary and nato secretary general arrived in the afghan capital both the taliban and i still say they were behind the attack and there are no reports of any casualties and according to the local media the taliban said it was targeting the u.s. defense secretary james mattis he's the first member of the trumpet ministration to visit the country since president trump announced a new strategy on the war in afghanistan thousands more troops were also pledged to fight against the taliban and here's how the u.s. defense secretary reacted to news of the attack. the newtek on an international
airport anywhere in the world is a criminal act by terrorists designed to go after generally innocent people to make some sort of statement and it's this is a classic definition of what the taliban are up to right now it is what it is but it's also the reason why we've been together and we don't we don't question what we're doing here. but let's cross live now to kabul we can talk to a former member of the afghan parliament sultanzoy welcome to r.t. thanks for coming on the program what does this attack say to you about the state of security and afghanistan you've got a high level visit threatened by an attack and that had to be an announced visit to that. yes it's quite a dichotomy while the taleban and their allies may be intending to send a signal to the united states and nato but the irony is that while that is their
intention it's also the action justifies our police to the americans and nato their presence in this lingering war so it's a double edged sword you know the taleban may be intending one thing but the outcome may be something else and your convinced that this is the work of the taliban because both the taliban say they did it because the taliban got the bigger presence by far one of them was lying. on the on one side of the story the taliban is claiming and then of course few days ago they both announced joint operations or at least intending. impending joint operations that they're intending to resort to so this may be may be a bit too premature to say that it's a joint effort but based on their previous announcements it cannot be ruled out what about bringing some semblance of pay. afghanistan will the new strategy being
presented by the pentagon and the nato chiefs will that help. wars cannot be won on battlefields alone this war has lingered so long the people of this country traditionally or very leery of foreign presence in their country but with a lot of patience they have they have accepted this war because the alternative was even bleaker. having said that the battles are being fought in afghanistan but this war is not just an afghan war on one hand on the other hand even the afghan people with their patience. they have to see sometimes a bit of results that will change their lives for the better and that is not in the battlefield that's the war will be won elsewhere in their homes where the
government will provide them services where the government will bring justice with the government will bring a better economy to this country and the international community that backs this government also should realize that the people of afghanistan don't just want battlefield big trees they want more than that i must say the locals are wary they must not think about coming or going really up to sixty need is of an american presence for that and pre-election donald trump wanted to bring the war to a conclusion now he says he's in it for the long haul they must find it difficult to know what to expect next. i think mr trump did not hide his intention in new york he said there are interested in afghan radar in the three of material and other mining projects so i think we will see a new page in afghanistan and i hope the afghan government the international community and all the watchdogs that claim to safeguard the will of the poor countries should change this. vigilance so our country's not polluted our country
doesn't become a second africa where blood diamonds and blood lead blood. other minerals and what would be looted in that country will stay in poverty i hope that doesn't happen people right across the effects of war don't end with a cease fire i really appreciate you coming on the program for afghan m.p. dolphins' lloyd thanks for your time. next syrian government forces have driven out i saw terrorists from the west bank of the euphrates river near direct saw 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 now these are some exclusive pictures we've got for you from the area several days ago the syrian army managed to get across some parts of the river allowing for a new advance on myself the russian military is now established a bridge as well that enables armored cars to cross reports from the west bank of
the euphrates and food out palace once there is orders most exclusive resorts now a modern day fortress out of necessity. for three years the garrison here has warded isis attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing and we don't have an animal from the onset coming up to the roof was very dangerous because of the snipers it was really bad but when the army broke the siege he fell back 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 acted as something of a fortress here indeed as sort of just to show you how close we are if you have a look through this hole at that cardio hospital well everything behind that is
isis's. part of the city of that is or across the river they also hold sway this is all their territory that's the euphrates river and cross it is isis it's from there that they shelled the city at will and from there that they launched the occasional raid across the river taking the other bank is key to liberating the city entirely isis still sends fighters and dom's 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 calif that has lost thousands of square kilometers using precious oilfields and strategic towns to the advancing syrian army and the u.s. backed rebels that is not to say it's hoover will that it will be. 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 idea and 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 human shields so it's not surprising at all if they would and there was no way for anyone to predict what the extent they were doing but. would they be hampered by any norms of any reason or any more i'll let the or 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 more at guys do you have see from that as sort of syria. in other developments five commanders behind at last week's attack on a russian military police units have been killed in a targeted missile strike in syria according to russia's defense ministry has video released by that ministry it apparently shows the building where the commandos were meeting the strike also killed thirty two other terrorists and destroyed a weapons store as well as several vehicles. in a separate mission russian strategic bombers carried out strikes on my cell and on those were positions in the syrian provinces of deir ez-zor and they'd leave the defense ministry said all targets were located outside residential areas. i.
i. i. i. i. i. i i. i. the war of woods continues to escalate between the united states and north korea donald trump 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 described the u.s. president as 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. is a very effective communicator and the president speaks very clearly in terms of his position coming out of the white house well apparently donald trump is an effective communicator he doesn't want to attack north korea while at the same time he does he has been threatening north korea with military options for quite a while and we've heard kim jong on in 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 down trump to speak this way on social media feel that the of the name calling and the. statements made over twitter on north korea you feel like that is effective communication i think tippett 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.
the year of 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 were respected leader kim jong un said that the u.s. will be unhappy to see d p r k strategic power on its independence day and called her stands in big ass small gift packages. this make it worth 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 strike and will launch the us does not act sensibly and the threat to the united states george territories will be met with a massive military response of the us neglect of national communities will. it's established peace on the korean peninsula. gains against sanctions and pressure
from washington with powerful councilman's the forthcoming measures to be taken by the d.p. or keep 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 our we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. 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. politics analyst joseph chang told us he believes president trump is trying to sound firm on north korea only to seem tougher at home. the message is certainly very confusing in his united nations general assembly speech president trump 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 states doesn't see every change in korea north korea is expected to continue to engage in nuclear has only rather freak one miss out since no false law military action has been taken regarding previous as it is quite and imaginable. for further miss out the united states then choose to take military action against north korea. despite british newspapers past efforts to put a football fans from coming to moscow thousands are here for the championship matches and they've been telling us what kind of welcome. really received some of those stories still ahead.
find themselves worlds apart. to look for common ground. welcome back an islamic preacher. has gone on trial in germany he's accused of having inspired several terror attacks in the country including the christmas market attack last year peter all of a has the details. iting 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 abu allah will last described as ice souls 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 this is not the goals of this network want to record people in germany and to send them to syria to fight alongside guys who fires. we believe is a member of the arsenal terror group isn't just accused of recruiting fighters for foreign jihad he also spoke regularly at the mosque that was attended by. who killed twelve people and wounded almost sixty after he rammed a truck into a christmas market here in berlin. apart from the pearl in attack here it's thought that at least one of three teenagers who set off a bomb at an indian wedding were influenced by what willow was arrested in november
twenty sixth seen along with four associates he was charged with creating a pan regional salafist jihadist network an iraqi national well all right in germany back in two thousand and one police had been aware of him for two years before his arrest but still 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 one tickell 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. our isn't the only preacher accused of inspiring terror attacks police in spain found links to one while investigating the terrorist cell linked to last month's terror attacks in barcelona and cam brill's the preacher in question died the day before those attacks when a bomb factory inside a house exploded hate preachers have also come to the attention of the authorities in the united kingdom as well and jim choudhry who is believed to have inspired an attacker who killed soldier lee rigby and twenty thirty the preacher was jailed for over five years for openly supporting islamic state and encouraging others to do the same we spoke to counterterrorism specialist response a bit and he believes the phenomenon has a deep political background what government policy throughout the european and western world is essentially neglect and reject the idea that it's
politics and political factors that are essentially driving political violence the whole idea of hate preachers what it basically say's is that the individuals who walk conducting the violence themselves have no political agency they are simply being manipulated and group 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 overwhelming. 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 . for the two thousand british football fans have descended on moscow for european champions league matches before any of the british football fans flew to russia the
media our home was giving them plenty of warnings on what they might expect many showing videos of hooligans and repeating that it's dangerous and unsafe to travel to russia nevertheless liverpool supporters got a warm welcome on tuesday before the match with spartak moscow ahead of the game that ended in a one of the draw the visitors were given warm blankets and souvenir t. shirts as part of a campaign called gentle family a russian warm welcome which kicked off in the city of rostov last march we asked some of the visiting fans about their experiences here. the russian people are very very nice very good warm welcome the move was aboard the sleek. roof of a very. very very safe one found very good all the way on the make sure we keep pushing it
yet spacek. yeah yeah. we're not giving most. loving or do think about. it since. i can't tell you how lovely and special it is and should feel a. need to just mind. and they will so if. they will let me. they had a good time it's just a match tonight i'm equally have a good time to write that's it for me you know is going to be here and often i want to update you again not least of all the developments in call bowl on attack at the airport. just i was after the u.s. secretary of defense and the nato chief arrive and talks the details of that i'm reaction and about you're watching r t international.
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