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the. headline stories this hour the federal security agency discovers the remains of terrorists and. presumed killed in twenty thirty was the leader of a group associated to the likes of al qaida. iraq gives the green light for sending troops into kurdish held oil fields are. overwhelmingly in favor of independence in a regional referendum. the european union proposes a new migrant relocation plan to take in fifty thousand more asylum seekers after the previous two year long fields.
you're tuning in from around the world welcome to moscow on to r.t. international i mean in the real our top story the russian federal security agency house reported it has fallen the grave of terrorist leader. in russia's caucasus region and hawkins can tell us more now about the man who was once russia's most wanted. morrow's death was speculated on by media more than a dozen times since the year two thousand it was back in twenty thirteen he was eliminated in an f.s.b. operation but nobody was ever found that's all changed today a militant returning from syria gave the information pertaining to the location of his grave of was widely labeled as russia's some of bin laden he was an associate
of the taliban terrorist leaders he himself was the leader of. a known terror organization and he personally claimed responsibility for some of russia's most horrific terror attacks in its modern history. talk or more of was a militant commander in the first and second chechen wars many of his most prominent allies and associates were considered freedom fighters by some western governments in a battle of david and goliath against the russian state but after repeatedly targeting civilians his status changed he was put on terror list early in russia
but also with interpol with the united nations al qaida and taliban sanctions committee even the united states offered a multimillion dollar reward for information leading to his killing or capture and today's discovery will bring closure to his many hundreds of victims and a final chapter in a biography of russia's most wanted terrorist in modern history really very very difficult to track down. in many ways the most of the relief when they reported that he had been eliminated but because he had other commanders under him and so on and they continued if you look at it if you look at the islamic state maybe and. several thousand from the caucuses many of them. so therefore it's in the interest of both russia and america to come together and agree to cooperate so that there may never be because it may never be islamic state especially chichen fighters who are formidable fighters they are going to be difficult to defeat but
it have to be defeated in the end so russia and america have to collaborate they have to seek ways of collaborating to ensure this happens. the syrian government forces have driven ice off from the western side of the euphrates river were seen as a hugely important gain in the conflict after a series of losses islamic state seems to be on the brink of the feet in the country with the syrian army kurdish forces advancing on the terrorists on two fronts well these are exclusive pictures that we received from the area several days ago the syrian army managed to get across some parts of the river allowing for a new advance and i still the russian military has now established a bridge that enables armored cars to cross because the reports now are from the west bank of the euphrates for that palace once there is sort of most exclusive resort now a modern day fortress out of necessity. for three years the
garrison here has more to it i says attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing and we don't have side can 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 of the 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 in did as. zot 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's part of the city of dead as order 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 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 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 hoover will that it will be. isis has nothing left to new ones 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 thought for the presence of isis have told us horror stories 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 were doing that but. would they. be hampered by any norms of any of either nor 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 more at guys do you have see from there is order
syria staying in the country in a separate development in the conflict five all news for a commander is behind last week's attack on a russian military police unit have been killed in a targeted missile strike that information coming from russia's defense ministry which released this video it apparently shows the building where the commanders were meeting the strike also killed thirty two other terrorists and destroyed a weapons store as well as several vehicles. also russian strategic bombers have kaare died strikes on. in the syrian provinces of dairies or lip the defense ministry said all targets were located away from residential areas . i i. i i. i.
i i. i. i. i i i. i. the european commission is proposing to take in another fifty thousand asylum seekers from north africa and the middle east in its new relocation scheme that after the previous spawn feel to meet its goals here charlotte dubin ski who's been following developments. we know that the european commission has outlined that it set aside five hundred million euros for this new resettlement plan for asylum seekers and it comes as the current to your 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 were supposed to be helped under the previous plan were only a fifth of them helped now some countries completely failed to set out and for phil their quotas including countries like germany world 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 obligations now this new plan will see that eight
thousand refugees or silent seekers from the previous panel 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 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 where questions are being raised about this new plan when the previous two year plan was such an abysmal failure and there is still friction within the european union its member states over this thorny issue of my. an asylum seeker is in what is over this issue and disunited european union meanwhile stranded refugees are attempting to illegally cross borders by any means possible your we can see asylum seekers jumping on trucks crossing from france to the u.k.
we spoke to the head of the european freight transport association who believes authorities need to take more responsibility and get on board on the continent and the cross that's usually due way the read goes on it's very difficult to know how to get on board exactly they've become very clever at finding new ways of getting on board we've had incidents of violence. in migrants actually attacking drivers and trucks in order to. get on board to try to. i don't think we can ask the drivers to just protect themselves and take care of their own security show they can do some things. to charge protect the truck but at the end of the day it's the responsibility of the authorities to make sure that you feel safe. back to the mid east now where the iraqi parliament has authorized sending
troops to the kurdish held region of kirk to take control of oil fields there now it comes after the results of kurdistan independence referendum are annoyance with over ninety percent of voters supporting that or maybe score a spondon policy or hasn't. 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 has only 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 said 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 the sleights. well it's official being called a historic moment by the russian president the organization for the prove the bishop of chemical weapons the third russia 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 what. russia inherited a huge chemical weapons stockpile from the soviet union experts claim this arsenal could in everyone and a number of times over today's unhistorical the last agent from russia's chemical weapons arsenal will be destroyed. well this video shows the last unit of russia's chemical i mean being wiped out an obligation moscow signed up to back in one nine hundred ninety three the document was signed by almost two hundred countries but president putin complained it seems only russia is meeting its deadlines stating the us failed on its promise on three occasions to to what was said to be financial reasons i mean. historically russia was one of the largest holders of chemical weapons and the us remains one unfortunately the u.s. 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 when russia launched its disposal program in nineteen ninety six a year before the us ratified their obligations to remove chemical weapons washington agreed to do that in its entirety by april twenty twelfth however they didn't managing to dispose of ninety percent of their stockpile and five years later they still haven't fulfilled their commitment. one day after an attack on cowboy airport just hours after the pentagon head on the nato chief arrived there we've got more on that story in about ninety seconds.
just come up to eighteen minutes into the program welcome back several mortar rounds have struck the boy international airport just hours after the us defense secretary and nato secretary general arrived in the afghan capital both the taliban 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 trumpet ministration to visit the country since president trump announce the new strategy for afghanistan in which thousands more troops were pledged to fight against the taliban here's how the defense secretary reacted to news of the attack today the new tack 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. local media say more explosions have been heard in the city reports suggest they were caused by a military strike on the position from where the report was targeted a former member of the afghan parliament told us that such an attack could be used by the u.s. unnamed forces to justify their continued presence in the country 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 also will 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 some time to build results 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 there are interested in afghan rare earth matured 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 patient with 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 that country will stay in poverty i hope that doesn't happen. well there is a high level call for america to rethink its longest ever war sixteen years in afghanistan has yielded few results now the foreign minister of neighboring pakistan's spoke exclusively to our t. sim your account about what should happen next. we spoke with much aasif the foreign minister of pakistan at a critical point when the u.s. box on relations are at an all time low only today joseph dunford a top u.s.
general expressed he sees something i do not believe that we can attain or objectives in afghanistan chairman and less we materially change the behavior of pakistan now the u.s. does not believe marcus honest to fight terror saying that the pox on it give us a more easy source of stress the foreign minister also stated that despite what the u.s. thinks there is no military solution to the conflict. this sort of thing the more the sponsor led to chew does the most mortars sponsible 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 to mike an african quantised on instead of recognizing the. contribution reach today when we look back in hindsight we we can see
the full confidence that it was a mistake after nine eleven we again it appeared the same mistake and what happens today that might come that accusing of bring terrorists america not it accusing of having sanctuaries on our sworn writ as. control almost forty bush and of the dead tree they don't need. to operate from they have plenty of better treated they're going to have sanctuary they can have bases they're going to have their families over there they can upgrade from there against anybody you know. skateboarding by by a by. washington this one acceptable you know box has been a part. of the us over sixty seventy years you've been partners in defense of
alliances we have been their strategic partners so this is something you know. which compels us to rethink the whole. alignment and. this. and then they did their lives that they have given us billions or more millions. of. nuclear pods. including us if we did nuclear graze the world we can all get rid of nuclear weapons which are if we one day god forbid will destroy this planet i think this is the best position to agree didn't deed nuclearize the would. bring. peace to the world by not having these declared dirty in. russia in the us are putting their differences on earth aside the
team for a project building a new space station the deep space gateway base will orbit the moon for research purposes but it could also be used as a launch pad for missions reaching other parts of the source system including mars lunar base project is a joint collaboration between nasa russia's space agency ross cosmos and other international partners expected to begin sometime in twenty twenty construction will take at least half a dozen years scientists from all the countries involved have hailed deep space gateway as an important step towards human exploration and understanding they also hope that technology could help accelerate human existence in space. but if they answer the basic understanding of space science astrobiology yesterday ology. you know the knock on effects and benefits of science away you you know the costs of the short term costs the long term benefits to science of make these missions
reasonable and rational and beneficial after this long. not working on the number issues and we know well now that it's such a hot topic you haven't discussed one of the out the deep space between a person and i really can't find any separate question looking forward to just next step. but another stellar entity underperformers here in just over half an hour's time with all the global news making headlines in russia and abroad stay with r.t. interest.
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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 boarder of our country. in the foreign minister was of course referencing the brilliant idea 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 present.