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breaking news from russian federal security agency discovers the remains of the infamous terrorists. killed twenty thirteen he was the leader of a group associated to the likes of al qaida. also ahead the. iraq gives the green light for sending troops into kurdish oil fields. overwhelmingly in favor of independence in a regional referendum. on the e.u. proposes a new migrant relocation plan to take in fifty thousand more asylum seekers from the previous year long feel.
ten pm in jakarta and six in the evening right here in the russian capital you're very welcome to our two international i mean o'neill we begin with breaking news this hour the russian federal security agency house reported it has phoned the grave of terrorist leader doku umarov in russia's caucasus region let's turn to hawk and here in the studio for more on this so yeah exactly four years to the month. was said to have been killed by the f.s.b. some sort of closure not. of course was an officially killed at least a dozen times since two thousand and one media speculation of course as you say september twenty third. scene was when that operation was conducted by the f.s.b.
but no body was actually officially found that's all changed today when a militant returning from syria was question and gave the location of the graves now for those who don't know who amar of is he was widely regarded as russia's bin ladin he was associated to leaders from al qaida from the taliban and later on from isis calling on chechens to go and fight in syria and he was also personally responsible of claimed responsibility for some of russia's worst terror trustees in modern history. now dr morrow for many years was the leader of the chechen insurgency force in the first russian war the second chechen war for
a period of time his he or many of his associates in hours were actually considered sort of freedom fighters by some western governments in this sort of battle david and goliath against the russian state and a lot of reports and that will change that when he began targeting civilians and when terrorism became more widespread he was listed on interpol's arrest warrant list he was listed on the un security council's al qaida and taliban sanctions committee he was even briefly on the u.s. cia wanted list they offered multi-million pound rewards for his for information leading to his killing or capture so today will very much bring closure to many hundreds or thousands of his victims and their final chapter in the blogosphere of really someone who would be seen as one of russia's most notorious terrorists in modern history i hope considering this right up to date thank you very much. ok moving on now syrian government forces have driven our guys off from the western side of the euphrates river near duras were seen as
a hugely important gain in the conflict 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 well these are exclusive pictures from the area several days ago the syrian army mileage to get across some parts of the river allowing for a new advance on isel the russian military has now established a bridge that enables armored cars to cross right because they have reports that are from the west bank of the euphrates. food out palace once that is sort of most exclusive resort now a modern day fortress out of necessity. for three years the garrison here has wanted isis attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing and we don't have sort of came in on him 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 of the fell back a month ago it would have been suicide to film up here. on. 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 and just to show you how close we are if you have a look through this hole at that hospital well everything behind that is isis is part of the city of the. 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 shelled 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 alms 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 us backed rebels that is not to say it's hoover all the time 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 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 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 islam makes date has been shattered but even in its death throes it will inevitably claim more lives more at guys do you have see from that has order syria while staying in the country but in a separate. development in the conflict five newser a commanders behind last week's attack on a russian military police unit there have been killed in a targeted missile strike but information comes from russia's defense ministry
which released this video and apparently shows the building where the commanders were meeting the strike also killed thirty two other terrorists destroyed a weapon store as well as several vehicles also russian strategic bombers. strikes all nice all news representations in the syrian provinces of terrorist or lip but defense ministry said all targets were located away from residential areas . i. i i. i i. i i.
i. i. ok let's return to our breaking news story now the russian federal security agency has reported it has fallen the grave of terrorist leader moammar off and caucuses region he had been presumed killed since twenty thirteen poleski live now to the north are martin mccauley to discuss this morning very welcome to the program and do you think that the discovery of a body you know for years after he was presumed killed is going to bring closure to his victims and the deaths could range from the hundreds into the thousands that he was directly linked with. well i can remember a. lot of for many many years because he was sort of from
basically from one hundred ninety nine two thousand words and his name came up time and time again as one of the leaders of the church and nationalists who were fighting russian authorities on the course were to chen was and his name came up there and so on and he was a much sought after person and needless to say when some event some crime occurred one thought automatically of omar of was was a model behind one of his people behind it and so on and really very very difficult to track down and so in many ways he succeeded in surviving until twenty thirteen but it was inevitable more or less inevitable that he would in fact be killed because the the suck like reconnaissance of the f.s.b. in the military is on became quite sophisticated and they can pick up any signal and so on and so sooner or later they were going to get him so therefore it was there must have side
a huge sigh of relief when they reported that he had been eliminated but of course he had other commanders under him and so on and they continued and they could be key to. the change now today is that runs on condition of his father and then him really took over and became very very successful in eliminating many of the that would be called terrorists and so on with the russian military and police doing some work but it was done to the chen's cells and that made it very very difficult for the rebels to continue. as you well know martin off like other chechen militants he was one of the better word celebrated in the west as indeed a freedom fighter despite clear apart in terrorist activities why are some terrorist viewed differently like that. well if you go back to the nineteenth century. sharmila the famous chen leader who show meal who was the bane of the sars
russian regime and he fought and lost and so on and he was celebrated in the west and also tell stories were the same as the story about himself so if you like he was a terrorist but he saw himself as a freedom fighter that was the same thing with the morrow because after the collapse of the soviet union one hundred ninety one there was a minority in in grozny in. which wanted independence and the others would have said right let's have a relationship in the tone of this republic inside russia it's much better russ and this conflict but on inside domestically. and promise. non-subject point of view long russian border view those who are fighting russian controlled soviet controlled are seen as freedom fighters and we're only in the west and therefore again it comes down to one man's terrorist is another man's
freedom fighter and the chance i talk to. and i never actually went into to judge now because i was invited to go in but i regard it as too dangerous the chens who i met where all adamant that they wanted a dependence but they weren't willing to resort to violence and killing and so on to achieve it but they fought in the long term they would achieve independence i wish we had more time just to discuss the whole lot of issues ranging from the finding of the art grave author and russia analyst martin mccauley thank you. the iraqi parliament has or theorize sending troops to the kurdish held region of kirk to take control of oil fields there it comes after the results of kurdistan's independence referendum were at once with over ninety percent of voters supporting it or middle east correspondent paula slayer brings us more. the iraqi parliament
has asked the iraqi prime minister betty to send troops to the kurdish region of cook and to take control of the oil fields there in response the security forces belonging to the kurdistan regional government have said that they will not allow iraqi soldiers into the area this follows monday's controversial referendum in which an overwhelming majority of kurds at least ninety one percent voted in favor of independence from iraq of course oil is a hugely important issue both in the referendum and in this part of the world and bad diet is trying hard to get oil fields that are currently in kurdish held territories back under its control we're also hearing from the iraqi parliament that they will prosecute those who were behind monday's referendum including the leader of the kurds now presented himself has asked iraq to engage in what he calls serious dialogue and not to threaten sanctions but baghdad has responded saying
that there is no way it will engage in talks sec look at some kind of independent kurdistan being established its course this referendum to quote illegal and unconstitutional it wants the results canceled and it is threatening that the kurds need to hand over control of international airports otherwise it will bear writes the european commission has proposed a new relocation plan for migrants we've got all the details of there are plenty more after this. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around core. perforations from washington washington controls the media the media and the voters elected to run this country business
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in another fifty thousand asylum seekers from north africa in the middle east in its new relocation scheme after the previous plan failed to meet its goals where stross live not to charlotte dubin ski who's been following the developments for hi there charlotte what's more is there to this proposal timeframe costs etc. well we know that the european commission has outlined it set aside five hundred million euros for this new resettlement plan for asylum seekers and it comes as the current two year plan comes to a close on wednesday now this new plan will be regimented in take place over the next few years and it will look to extend that to asylum seekers from the horn of africa and in the middle east now what we do know is that this two year plan that's just come to a close here on wednesday has not been a success at all and if we look at the figures you can see how poorly that's been
implemented from resettling people from countries that have applied for asylum in places like greece and in italy and you look at those figures less than a fifth of the hundred and sixty thousand people that was supposed to be helped under the previous plan would only a fifth of them helped now some countries completely failed to set out and profile their quotas including countries like germany well other countries in the european union point blank refused to take in a single asylum seeker including countries like hungry and poland which actually mounted a legal fight. against those or blog ations now this new plan will see that eight thousand refugees or silent seekers from the previous plan will also be included in that but it has been an abysmal failure and that's the description by many charities and organizations all of the european union's plan including amnesty
international. two years after the scheme was a greet most e.u. member states have fundamentally failed refugees and asylum seekers shirking their responsibilities and leaving thousands abandoned in italy and greece. well questions are being raised about this new plan when the previous two year plan was such an abysmal failure and there was still friction within the european union its member states over this issue of migration asylum seekers in what is over this issue a disunited european union. you know a lot of issues coming around. bringing up some of them thank you very much and we will try and answer some of them because we've got to get to the money or del rey an expert in migration issues from rome university you're welcome to the program so a charlotte was just explaining their new plan suggest bringing in fifty thousand more asylum seekers is this over i'm considering the last scheme failed.
it is possible that this time the european commission will gain some power over the member states i want to say that it is not the vision of a group that actually refused migrants but in general also the other countries of europe including germany the major ones france and others have been quite reluctant to to. to accept the real a settlement plan and therefore i would say that probably it is the plan itself that has been presented badly and it has actually been designed in a moment in which most countries have to face new elections they do not want to delude electorate and they have to face the fears that have been fed and pumped in by the very negative media campaign also an issue today is that it's bigger. more than eight thousand refugees bigger than the previous plan
what will europe do with those that are can't help find asylum where did the go. what can be done it can can be done actually what can be done is obviously everybody say change the dublin agreement i doubt that this will be changed in a short period there are other opportunities though such as for instance a free market of solely that it is so to speak an area where countries can all for their opportunities within the role in states to relocate migrants according to a different approach meaning that they could create a new schemes overcoming the obstacles that so far they have brought about as impediments to the relocation such as logistics and bureaucracy the other aspect is pro probably very feasible it is to have some proper new channels for legal
migration which are already starting to be considered through the humanitarian corridor so to speak but they are very teeny disparagements what we need is more courage in this sense and try to create return migration circular migration opportunities also taken into account origin countries and transit countries that have been neglected so far as the protagonist ok seen especially in this particular issue where could this actually make the migrant crisis worse though because i'm thinking of people being encouraged to risk crossing the mediterranean thinking about free will be helped once they get there we have a thirty seconds of money well. well i actually didn't hear the question of who well but i guess. what you're asking is how to. manage the sort of psychological aspect of migration better i have to say that in
terms of what happened in the so-called prizes and we know very well that the numbers are not such to be considered and in constant constant emergency they should start to be considered something structural that will be continued during the years especially because as we know the instability is actually becoming a sort of constant condition in many countries well definitely we should work more as i said on origin countries to develop schemes for internal changes especially at social and economic level and this is all right in because as you know then the european union has created emigration we have to roll it out among all the countries of origin story from we just right out of time what is the name of your book by the way you were just showing us that. yes this is my latest book which i have made actually with many voices from different countries of
transit and origin of my gratian it is for since that belittle and shared development is the core theoretical suggest among you will del ray expert in migration issues at room university thank you and good luck with the book. well it's official it's being called a historic moment by the russian president of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons states that russia is free from chemical agents earlier today russia confirmed it destroyed the last of its stockpile three years ahead of schedule. sure. i wouldn't read you know one. russia inherited a huge chemical weapons stockpile from the soviet union experts claim this arsenal couldn't everyone on a number of times over the days in historical events the last agent from russia's chemical weapons arsenal will be destroyed or this video shows the last unit of russia's chemical i'm going ition being wife died an obligation moscow signed up to
back in one thousand nine hundred three the document was signed by almost two hundred countries but president putin has complained it seems only russia is meeting its deadline saying the us failed all its on three occasions due to financial reasons. historically russia was one of the largest holders of chemical weapons and the us remains one unfortunately the us is not observing the deadline for disposing of its chemical weapons they have pushed the date back three times citing a lack of funding this frankly sounds strange russia launched its disposal program in nineteen ninety six a year before the us ratified their obligations to remove its chemical weapons however washington agreed to the straw to be agents by april twenty twelve by the deadline the us had managed to dispose of her ninety percent of its stockpile.
several mortar rounds have struck 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 at least one civilian was killed four others wounded the taliban reportedly said it was targeting the u.s. defense secretary james mattis he's the first from the top administration to visit the country since president trump announced a new strategy for afghanistan in which thousands more troops were pledged to fight against the taliban here's how the fence secretary reacted to news all of the time . new tech 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 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 your local media say more explosions have been heard in the city reports suggest that they were caused by a military or a strike on the position from where the earth port was targeted a former member of the afghan parliament told us that such an attack could be used by the u.s. and nato forces to justify their continued presence in the country. but. their allies may be intending to send a signal to the united states and nato but the irony is that while that's their intention it also at least to the americans and nato justifies their presence in this lingering war even the afghan people with their patience they have to see sometimes a bit of dissolves that will change their lives for the better and that is not in the battlefield i think mr trump did not hide his intention he said that there are
interested in afghan re-arm from the thieves 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 should change this page with the vigilance so our country is not polluted our country doesn't become a second africa where blood diamonds and other minerals and what would be looted in the country will stay in poverty i hope that doesn't happen sorry news is shaping up this whedon's the evening here in moscow i'll be back at huff an hour's time with more global news if you can stay with or to international. here's what people have been saying about redacted in the us is it actually just full on awesome the only show i go out of my way to times you know what it is that
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