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the country. nbc's richard engle filed this report. >> it's a war that just won't end. after 14 years, a trillion dollars and more than 2300 american lives lost the president said today the mission is still not over. >> have stii have decided to ma our current postjurors of 9800 troops in afghanistan through most of next year. 2016. >> it meant going back on a promise made just last year. >> by the end of 2016 our military will draw down to a normal embassy presence in kabul with a security assistance component just as we have done in iraq. >> but iraq didn't workout either. the president had hoped to end both wars. he ended up sending thousands of troops back into iraq and said today thousands will remain in afghanistan. it's not what he wanted. >> i know that many of you have grown weary of this conflict as you are well aware, i do not support the idea of analyst war. >> the president had planned to draw down u.s. forces from about 9800 focused on training and counter terrorism to about a thousand by the end of next year. under the new plan, those 9800 will stay through next year an
new life. last month overcome by teargas as she collapsed in front of richard engle. it was one of the worst days of her life but weeks later richard has managed to find her again under very different circumstances. and tonight he tells us what may be the best day of her life. >> reporter: last month we witnessed a wave of migrants being stopped at the border. bottles were being thrown and teargas sprayed. and then a woman collapsed right in front of our camera. >> this woman just collapsed in front of me. can we get some water. >> reporter: her name was zina and she was 19 from syria and pregnant. she recovered and with her husband continued her journey. we have been trying to find her ever since. and we have some good news. zina made it all the way to germany where she just had a baby boy. >> i am so happy to see you here. >> translator: me too. i'm very happy to see you. >> she named the boy azad, the kurdish word for freedom. >> so he is healthy. >> translator: yes, yes, his health is good. >> reporter: and that is a miracle in itself. she told us how after we last saw her she
cost of one american life. lester? >> richard engle, thanks. >>> new developments in the road rage shooting of a 4-year-old girl in albuquerque, new mexico. the suspect appearing in court after he confessed to the crime. the young victim's family is speaking out about their loss to nbc news national correspondent miguel almaguer. >> reporter: facing a judge on closed-circuit television. >> this is possibly one of the most atrocious acts in the history of this city. >> reporter: 32-year-old tony torres didn't enter a plea, though he confessed to the road rage murder of the 4-year-old shot in the head as her father drove her home from school. >> he took my ileana. she is not going to first grade. >> reporter: speaking in depth for the first time, alan garcia said detectives asked him not to talk about the shooting, what witnesses describe as two drivers yelling at one another along i-40 in albuquerque. >> when someone cuts you off and you honk at them and everybody's done it, everybody says something under their breath. >> he made a choice to pull out his gun. >> reporter: lily loved
u.s. withdrawal four years ago. richard engle joins us now from istanbul, turkey. the u.s. has al released video of an air streak that destroyed that prison. >> it is extraordinary that we are seeing so much video. it is rare. these kind of highly secretive raids take place. they take place in afghanistan all the time. the raid to kill osama bin laden was quite similar to this one, although relatively smaller force. but we have in this situation the u.s. releasing some footage, but mostly footage taken from afar. aerial footage. but the kurdish commandos who took part in the raid alongside delta force, were obviously proud of what they did and they're trying to score as many political points, domestically, by this raid. i think that's why we're seeing them release what are really extraordinary, high-quality images that were apparently taken from a body camera worn by one of the kurdish commandos. the u.s. military made sure isis would never use this building again as a prison. the military released footage of an air strike that obliterated the prison in iraq last week. after u.s.
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