else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight. >> training camp argted. >> i have been clear from the outset that we will go after i.s.i.s. wherever it appears. >> this time, in libya. u.s. air strikes take out dozens of i.s.i.l. operatives including one believed to be a high level commander. friendship tested. >> it's not about choosing sides here. >> president obama tries to smooth things over with his turkish counterpart after the
u.s. is accused of backing antiturkish kurds involved in this week's bus bombing. brecksit break through? prime minister david cameron wins concessions from european leaders but the british people get the final say whether the u.k. stays in the eu. and diversity dilemma. >> we have 16 finalists, one of them is a woman, why? >> not just the oscars dealing with race issues. good evening i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america's international news hour. tonight we begin with the fight against i.s.i.l. which for the united states, has now officially reached libya. just weeks after the
anti-i.s.i.l. coalition debated how to fight the group's increasing presence there u.s. war planes bombed a suspected training camp in libya near the tunisian border many miles from the plain area where i.s.i.l. is in control. libyan officials believe 40 of the 60 people present in the camp were killed including a man the u.s. claims facilitated a number of attacks in neighboring tunisia. are jamie mcintire is at the pentagon with more. >> reporter: antonio, the pentagon says the overnight strikes do not represent an expansion of the all out war against i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria into libya as well. this officials say was simply a target of opportunity a chance to take out a major i.s.i.l. player and dozens of recruits in a single blow. this is all that was left of a farmhouse and other structural in a rural area of libya after a pair of u.s. air force f-15s flown out of a british air base
northeast of london along with unmanned drones from the region attacked what the pentagon described as an i.s.i.l. training camp in the early hours of friday morning. pentagon says the camp was und undersurveillance for weeks, suggesting the fighters were planning external attacks on u.s. and other western interests in the region. >> it's fair to say we believe this group and this training facility posed a threat in the region and perhaps beyond in the short term and as a result, we wanted to move quickly. >> pentagon sources the u.s. believes the primary target, a tunisian named nordin shashan was killed in the early morning strike along with dozens of other i.s.i.l. recruits. the pentagon called him a senior i.s.i.l. facilitator, industrial in moving fighters in and out of the camp west of tripoli and not far from the tunisian border.
in particular shoshan was suspected of orchestrating an attack on the bardo museum in tunis. and a beach resort attack which killed 58. >> with respect to libya i was clear from the outset we will go after i.s.i.s. wherever it appeareappears. >> president obama indicated that strikes against i.s.i.s. will be more limited because the u.s. has no partner on the ground. >> the good news in libya is they don't like outsiders dmomg telling them what to do. there are a whole bunch of constituencies who are hardened fighters, and don't ascribe to i.s.i.s. or their perverted ideology. but they have to be organized
and can't be fighting each other. >> the white house compared this strike to one last year in libya which killed a top i.s.i.l. leader, abu nabil. >> both of these military strikes are an indication that the president will make good on his promise to continue to apply pressure to i.s.i.l. leaders who threaten the united states and our interests. >> the big obstacle to waging a wider war against i.s.i.l. in libya right now is the lack of a functioning government there. efforts so far to form a unity government of national accord have failed and without a ground component to complement the air campaign, attacks have to be limited to the few snaps where there is a clear -- instances where there is a clear target. antonio. >> jack berger is a co-author of a recent libya extremism and the consequence of collapse. let's start where james am jamid
and how your report calls libya a failed place and a place for extremists to prosper. is there something that the united states can do to come forward with a coalition government? >> there are no answer he for the the antiextremists and unless we want to exacerbate the problems and divide between the two governments there's not a lot we can do except what we saw today with signature strikes where we're going after specific militants specific groups specific camps on the ground. >> with so many factions involved is there any optimism a unity government is going to be formed? every attempt every time it seems they have been close has been aboardsed. >> the u.s., the eu, the u.n.
and the arab league have been working hard to try get the parties to talk to each other, to reach some type of agreement, particularly with respect to the ministry of defense, a major hurdle in getting a unity government formed. so until those international parties can really get those talks going, there's not really anything else that can be done. >> and the problem is aside from all the other chaos in libya is that i.s.i.l. is growing inside libya. it is seen as being the affiliate of i.s.i.l. over which i.s.i.l. central has the most control and we've discussed on this show how i.s.i.l. may be looking at libya as kind of a plan b if things go south in iraq and syria that this could be the center for i.s.i.l. >> sure and we've seen movement of senior i.s.i.s. members going from territory in iraq and syria to the territory in libya. we have seen ab lurvetio abu nao
libya he was killed in a u.s. strike in november. we have already seen that movement start to happen and libya is very appealing to the islamic state, it is a large are country, has oil presence. >> most of the presence is in north central part of the country around sirte, has gotted access to oil facilities, but today's attack happened in the northwest, in a different area. so why did we go after i.s.i.l. there? >> the problem with libya is it's a very large territory, notoriously hard to control. islamic state is able to move around the country fairly easily. sobrata was the town that was attacked today. islamic state claimed the town as its own and until there is
some sort of united force to fight the islamic state to face them they will be able to did this kind of thing all around the country. >> tunisia is an important u.s. ally and this attack went after a cell or a group of i.s.i.l. fighters have been focused on tunisia and carried out these attacks against tourist sites that have really hurt the tunisian economy. was this more about helping tunisia? >> sure, and the main target was noradim shoshan. bringing libyans to attack on the bardo museum in tunis and the beach attack were both planned from nordeen. >> it will be hard for the antii.s.i.l. coalition to really increase its activities in libya
until there is a partner there that can help us out. but isn't there.satellite surveillance drone surveillance be able to identify enough i.s.i.l. targets that the u.s. and the west can go after? >> sure, but as we see in iraq and syria, air strikes aren't enough. so until we have actors that we can work with militias and the military that ideally we can work with we can only really -- >> and the governments now in place just aren't enough? >> they aren't and there were statements from the pentagon saying the libyan government was informed. we assume that is the government in tobruk in the east. >> the internationally recognized one. >> interesting sobrata is in the east. which exactly one are you talking about particularly when it's not in the territory controlled by the internationally recognized government. >> it's an important story and we'll keep a story open it, jack
berger, sufon group, thank you for being here. thanks for having me. >> threatening more attacks, the kurdish freedom hawks groups, the turkish government says it has proof the ypg was behind the bombing. turkish president recep tayyip erdogan says supplies from the u.s. are being used to attack his country. state department later said the u.s. had not provided weapons to the group suspected of wednesday's tbhoamg ankara. zeina khodr has more. ask. >> intense artillery shelling across the border. turkey is targeting positions of the ypg, a syrian kurdish armed
group. suicide bomber targeted a bus full of soldiers in ankara on wednesday was a ypg member and he received help from the outlawed turkish people's party, pkk inside syria. >> once again turkey's friends should stand with turkey against all terrorist organizations. >> reporter: security is increasingly a concern in turkey. the bombing in ankara wasn't the first. and since july the southeast of the country has been a battle ground between security forces and pkk affiliates. turkish officials want to sever links with kurdish fighters. >> translator: the fact that the west persists in refusing to name terror groups makes us sad, despite the fact we passed many
documents along to them. for example, europe and the european union have declared pkk the terrorist organization. but when they condemn this attack they do not refer to that group, just terrorist organizations. >> reporter: the syrian democratic forces as they plunge deeper into syrian territory, the kurdish fighters are closing this on a main supply route that i.s.i.l. also known as daesh use he to move materials from syria to iraq. >> there's no doubt about turkey's membership in the coalition. obviously there is no doubt about our commitment to a fellow nato ally and there is also no doubt that some of the strongest fighters against daesh inside syria have been kurdish fighters. >> but kurdish have not only been taking ground from i.s.i.l,
they have also been taking ground from opposition groups backed by turkey. ankara is a red line, turkey wants to prevent further ypg advances, ankara considers that a threat to its national security and has made it clear that it will take all the necessary measures to prevent this. it wants its western allies to stand by them in this fight. for now turkey's option he are to continue the cross border shelling and provide support to the felon kurdish syrian opposition. the west has signaled it won't back turkey's call for a ground operation inside syria and the u.s. has signaled it won't choose sides. the escalating tensions are strange long time alliances and complicating an already difficult process aimed at ending syria's war. zeina khodr, al jazeera, southern turkey. >> the international red cross says it is deeply alarmed over
the worsening situation in aleppo. the agency is asking all appeared to stop targeting the opposition in syria. many have tried to cross into neighboring turkey. the u.n. has decided to postpone talks aimed at ending the conflict in syria. they had been tentatively scheduled for next thursday. special envoy staffan de mistura says he sees no point in holding peace talks unless there is a chance they could succeed, he says at this point that is not a realistic expectation. secretary of state john kerry says he is still hopeful a ceasefire can soon be implemented. a syrian reporter remains behind bars tonight, rami jara was taken into custody on wednesday, the group says he was questioned about what he had been reporting on but thought clear why he was detained. the committee has called on the
a lands mark deal was reached in brussels today that could keep the united kingdom in the european union. all 28 countries agree on a package that would give prime minister david cameron special status. emma hayward reports. >> david cameron wasted no time to call this a victory. >> special status inside the european union. >> cameron arrived at the summit saying he was battling for britain, a fight he says he has won. >> britain never part of a european superstate, there will tough new restrictions on access to our welfare system for eu migrants, no more something for
nothing. britain will never join the euro and we've secured concessions for our economy. >> breakfast became lunch and dinner while the talks rumbled on. cameron's critics back home said he was asking for too little, that the deal was hollow, but many in europe said he wanted too much. ever closer union, more access to the u.k. welfare system and also safeguards against regulations being imposed on britain's financial sector. >> i don't want there to be different rules for london than for other markets. when we had a banking and financial crisis like we had in 2008 you can't take any risks. >> the heart of britain one of the world's biggest economies in the eu, britain promising to hold a referendum on its
membership in the european union. >> the final decision is in the hands of the british people. let me finish by saying, i love britain, and i love brussels. >> at times during this summit it seemed like it might end without agreements. he now goes back to the u.k. knowing he has to convince the british people that he's got a good deal. david cameron will meet his cabinet on saturday some of whom are already preparing to campaign against staying in the eu. after that he's expected to confirm that the referendum will take place in june. the hard work it seems is only just beginning. emma hayward, al jazeera, in brussels. >> joining us now from west palm beach is john brown a founder of the independence father which favors a brexit. i understand you are one that
don't feel cameron got enough concessions from the eu to stay? >> we haven't seen them yet. it's a question whether one believes it. to understand the european problem that britain has one has to remember that the european union was created after the second world war, to -- in order to have a superstate, to compete with the united states and the then soviet union. people don't want to give up their sovereignty. so it has to be done by subterfuge lies and deceit. david cameron, known as shameron, he failed to give the concessions in the last referendum, what expects to happen is such and such has been agreed but then it has to be approved by 55% of the members later. and of course that approval will never come. other things will be agreed once the european union, 1st britain has voted on its
referendum. all ifs and buts and the fact is that the european -- >> let's go with the if. and assume that it does get approved. cameron argues that britain will be stronger safer better off. so couldn't this be the best of both worlds, giving britain the special status with all sorts ever protections, that would -- all sorts of protections that would at least obviate the issue of sovereignty and being part of some super-state? >> well, it's a super-state that will be dominated as it already is effectively by germany. you only have to look at what happened in italy and greece when the problems happened a few years ago. chance legislator merkel went down and said you will have so-and-so as the prime minister of greece and so-and-so as the prime minister of italy. it would have taken 50 panzer units to do that a few years ago. rather than use the bayonet they
would use money. and britain does not really want to be subjugated by a europe run by germany. europe needs britain. >> doesn't britain need eu because economically doesn't it make more sense to stay in? because 45% of british exports go to the eu and osubstantial part of its imports also come from the eu. europe could levy tariffs and wouldn't that hurt consumers? >> the actual facts, i've just looked them up for 2015 the latest year, britain has a deficit of 12.6 million sterling, and we're the second largest contributor of running the european union. we're restricted from trading
around the world, a lot of our trading comes from europe, we're restricted because of this internal market. so it gives you a slightly false picture. the fact is the european union needs britain and it does not want britain to exit because that would start exits from greece, italy, spain portugal and the crumbling of the whole european union dream and the euro now world's second largest currency. >> as you know scotland is strongly in favor of staying in the eu. if britain votes for a brexit, is the possibility of scotland splitting and being part of the eu while england isn't? >> yes, absolutely because scotland feels that britain is going to be split up, britain is going to be done away with by the european union. nine will be britain scotland,
wales and northern ireland. i can see what the scots are getting at and of course that is great risk but is it worth risking england and wales and northern ireland and just that that we will be divided into just a country but nine different regions all reporting directly to brussels and some of throws regions combined with cornwall and porsche galt and regions in france and others with germany and denmark on the east coast. completely they want to split britain off from being a nation and i don't think it's in britain's interest. >> very, very quick final question, polls think they are more inclined to staying in, what do you think the vote will be? >> i don't know what the propaganda from eu and cameron the try the terrify british just from the statistics that we need to be in european union for
trade. to terrify us to stay in. i don't know what that vote is going to be. i sincerely hope that the trees onous things we have been taken in and subjugated by another country most notably germany will end and the british people will see sense. we are most akin to the united states not to europea europe. >> john brown, founder of uk. pimplet, thank you. shooting of a taxi driver is parking large protest, and pope francis's statement about contraceptives may be acceptable because of the zika virus.
>> welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up this half hour, claims of election rigging in uganda where the opposition keeps getting arrested. but first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. federal prosecutors are asking a federal judge to get apple to comply with the order to help unlock an iphone.
used in the san bernardino attack. president obama was one of thousands paying respect to supreme court justice antonin scalia today. scalia's body laid in repose in the great hall. the memorial service willen tomorrow. harper lee has died. "to kill a mockingbird" sold 40 million copies, the novel she wrote first, "go set a watchman" was released last year. she was awarded the presidential medal of freedom, was 89 years old and sharp to the end. in the latest in the string of incidents a police officer shot and killed a taxi driver. president sisi has responded by saying he will propose new laws to curb abuse of power by security forces.
al jazeera's banu bodnadgar reports. mohammedist e-mail was just 2mohammed ismael was only 24yea. they blame the security forces who they say acted with impunity. witnesses to the killing said the police officer verbally abused mohammed and when he objected, the officer shot him. the victim's relatives fear their demands for justice are falling on deaf ears. >> i want the government to bring me justice. the president himself. why would this policeman shoot my son? what was he guilty of? is the president happy? we elected him to protect us and represent us. he needs to stop them and every
corrupt policeman must face justice. >> translator: all they care about is the reverse. as long as there is chaos, no one will get punished. we've had it, enough is enough. every day one of us gets killed. why doesn't an official attend our funerals, because we are poor we are nobody. >> reporter: last week thousands protested after two colleagues said they had been assaulted in police in a cairo hospital. because they wouldn't falsify test records. ypegyptian security officers often act and their sentences are reduced. >> mr. sisi was addressing men in uniform and he explicitly encouraged them to use excessive violence against civilians and
promised them nobody would be punished. >> many believe this has led to a culture of police brutality which was one of the factors in 2011 uprising which ousted hosne mubarak. al jazeera. the u.s. is condemning the murder of an american by two palestinian teenagers in the west bank. the 21-year-old who was also an off-duty israeli joarl was solds stabbed to death yesterday. cameroon is blaming boko haram for two suicide bombings today. boko haram is mostly nigeria based but it has carried out attacks in neighboring cameroon chad and niger. more than 50 others were wounded. the u.s. military now calls boko haram the most lethal terrorist group in the world.
the threat posed by boko haram and other groups is playing a role in the elections of the wearc wef african nationf niger. mohammad adow is reporting. >> it's a moment of uncertainty in a country that along with others is waging a war against armed groups including i.s.i.l. and its local friend boko haram. al qaeda also has groups capable of striking at the heart of west africa. something similar may happen
here in niger. the government says it controls the internal situation but the world should help more on an overall level. >> no single armed terrorist group is based in niger. however we regret the fact that western powers are ignoring what's going on in the lake chad region, with regards to boko haram, cameroon, chad, nigeria and niger are in need of much more assistance as they are combating faceless barbarism there. >> niger and chad sent their armies into chad for month nige, leaving behind deserted villages with a quarter of a million people now refugees or displaced. the opposition accuses the government to of of failing to protect people in the east.
>> translator: if you go to east niger you will see the extreme suffering caused by lack of security that we are responsible for the situation there. by we, i mean the current government. >> reporter: security is a rallying cry in this country, especially during the current election season. that's why many of the candidates have spent weeks in the east trying the win the hearts and minds of the population, mohammed val, al jazeera, niger. as the votes were being counted in uganda, john kerry urged the incumbent, yoirs museveni, to react. >> protestors from uganda's
capital kampala. opposition leaders kizza besigye, when police arrived supporters became angry. the police said such an announcement is against election laws. besigye was bundled into a police van and taken away. that's what prompted protests, incumbent yoweri museveni is in the lead. >> you cannot make a pronouncement because that is illegal, illegal. >> but here in the capital, opposition supporters don't have confidence in the official
results. it took tear gas and gun fire to clear the streets, some were detained. the city's restless and tense, there's the remains of the burning roadblocks and still groups of people, mostly young people hanging around on some of the street corners. what happens on the respective vote counts will determine what happens next. the disputes weren't just in the capital. in the town of kisesse angry opposition supporters were dispersed after they alleged ballot stuffing. chance to vote friday in several polling stations across the country but with tensions rising before final accounts are even announced it appears that many will not accept the official results. malcolm webb, al jazeera, kampala, uganda. opposition workers in kosovo set off tear gas canisters in parliament. to speak out against corruption,
unemployment and diplomatic arrangements. one opposition leader was violently thrown to the ground. kosovo declared independence from serbia in 2008. little impact on an oversupplied market. this week saudi arabia, venezuela, russia and qatar opposed the freeze. huge increase in gas prices, the government this week raised the price of gasoline 60-fold, the first increase in more than 20 years. it could bring in as much as $10 billion for the government. al jazeera's virginia lopez reports from caracas. >> this man is buying his first tank of petrol at the newly
announced prices. numbers may be daunting, but in reality, it's still cheap for jose to fill up. a tank of fuel now only costing him $2.50. and yet, from the perspective of a bus driver, who has seen his costs rise and without his salary doing the same, the government price like didn't go far enough. >> translator: it's still too cheap. it's a give away. they should have increased it more. >> reporter: because despite the like it's still the cheapest petrol in the world. and yet this race presupposes that everything else will cost more. one of the first to feel an impact of the new price of petrol were bus drivers but this increase will soon have an effect across the board from bus drivers, spare parts and even produce. the president's move could make matters worse not better.
>> there's no way that just a devaluation no matter how large or how important it is going to solve the problem if there are no changes in other parts of economic policy. both at the macro level like the fiscal and monetary level but very importantly at the microlevel, at the sectoral level at the level of the institutions that have generated the distortions that venezuela is facing. >> accord to awuci a price increase on its own does little to solve the structural problems that favors price controls. as always the most vulnerable sectors of society who tend to feel the result of change most. >> the price was so abrupt the effect will be huge. >> where queuing has become the florm anthenorm, virginia lopezl
jazeera, caracas. citibank, is ready to sell off its interests, bank has offered consumer banking in these countries for a century. citibank will continue with commercial banking in the three countries. people appear to be taking zika virus warnings seriously. bookings down 3.5% from a year ago. health officials complete in brasilia over the past few days. the prevailing theory is that the virus could cause birth defects in newborns and temporary paralysis in adults.
cash strapped puerto rico will have to start importing its blood supply to the tune of $100,000 a week. the fda says that areas of active transmission of zika should stop collecting blood from locals. pope francis appears to have opened the door for catholic women threatened by the zika virus from using contraception. he said using contraception is not an absolutely evil. >> in the center of antigua, you'll find a catholic church with millions of devout followers catholicism has shaped this conservative central american country. but if you thought that pope poe francis's suggestion that contraception might be condoned during the zika virus outbreak, you might be wrong. >> translator: i was surprised the pope said this but i think
it's a big victory because he governs the church. it is a big change and it will have an impact on the whole region. >> i think this method he talked about is good. it's the children that suffer because of there illness so this way women will take more care. >> but while it appear the pope's stance on birth control may be oftenning aside from the vanity can, little appears to have chain. father monzo nfenzon suggested t pope francis never changes his position on contraception but it may be an easier situation than abortion. >> translator: we are not in favor of abortion or contraception, the church is against this and the pope also knows this. >> reporter: inside this public health clirch clinic, haf
guatemalaguatemalans. >> it's better to use contraception. >> an exception to the church's contraception ban due to the zika crisis could have enormous impact. for some of the church's followers it's a step forward they're ready to take. david mercer, al jazeera, antigua, guatemala. >> a spokesman for pope francis says his comment about building bridges instead of walls, a person who sees the wall as a solution to the immigration system is not christian.
that prompted trump to criticize the pope as unfaithful. now, donald trump is praising the pope calling him a terrific person. virgin galactic unveils its new space plane. also diversity isn't only a problem at the oscars, how a film festival on the other side of the world is dealing with the same issue.
>> now our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. the japan times says north korea is not beijing's problem to solve, the paper says the u.s. needs to broad beijing to help. the u.s. must convince china it would be beneficial to do so. because in china's eyes weakening north korea would strengthing south korea and u.s. in the region. jordan times, liberals are responsible for pushing refugees into unnecessary conflict. the brinksmanship with russia and the israeli-palestinian congress flict.palestinian conflict. canada's the star says it
used to be a political disaster for u.s. to be friendly with cuba. but those times are gone. the paper says many people especially the paper's conservative opponents will attack him saying he is supporting a brutal regime but the paper notes that a vast number of americans even cuban americans support diplomacy and normalization. tickets to space, trek bazley reports. tarek bazley reports. >> jupiter or exploring the possibility of life under the ice of the moon europa. taking a trip into space it's not as far fetched as it may seem. a number of private companies
have been working on the first step. virgin galactic's modified spaceship 2, replaces an earlier craft that broke apart and killed a pilot in 2014. beyond the internationally recognized boundary of space more than 100 kilometers above earth. once there they'll give a few minutes of weightlessness. u.s. company x corp has made advances on technology but hasn't said when it will start flying the plane. blue origin recently tested it's rocket facility in texas. another quoande contender. >> you the do believe in space travel it might be the cost of
space travel that will hold you back. virgin's tickets are going for a quarter of a million each. x corp is charging pped chargind another 75,000. before you book your next holiday in space you might see the these are proven. nasa is offering artists the opportunity of a lifetime to launch their works into space, nasa is launching osiris, the spacecraft will carry videos and pictures and songs from the public. you can submit your art online. this year's academy awards has been criticized for lack of
diversity. but this is not only one lacking in diversity. in australia most the nominees were white and men. but on this age of video on demand just how important are film festivals and competitions, andrew thomas reports from sydney in tonight's off the radar segment. >> in the sydney crowds, the world's biggest short film festival. each year 16 films are short-listed from the hundreds submitted to compete for the festival's prize each must have been made specifically for competition. but just as the oscars are being criticized for a lack of diversity among those celebrated at the top of the film industry, the same has been said of these directors, short-listed for this year's grass roots prize.
>> this year 16 finalists, one is a woman and all of them are white. of course it is like the other 15 are white men. you think how come this happens every year? >> it's criticism the festival director hardly accepts. >> i think there's an industry-wide issue of diversity. i'm not going to pretend this fest is part of the industry. we can only choose wii films we get entered. but we will continue to look for adversity. diversity. >> financial problems got in the way, it should have happened in november. an insurance company meant it was delayed rather than cancelled. film makers don't need formal screenings to get their work seen but the internet can't
match this. >> this is something pretty special, a warm australian summer's evening, film is about to begin and an expectant crowd of 60,000. >> a man a boy and a lemonade stand was first shown. alicia now works in los angeles in the film bits. >> the actors on the organization, pointing people towards the short films that's invaluable. >> this year's festival prize was won by an animation film. it's director already works in los angeles. but this win should help his career shine. andrew thomas, al jazeera, sydney. >> italian writer and scholar
umberto echo has died. the name of the rose, first book was published in 1456. the name of the rose sold more than 10 million copies and made echo an international star. many consider echo one of the most important in his time. the next big contest in the presidential election is tomorrow. south carolina and nevada prepare to vote. i'll be back in two minutes but first a video showing a surfer riding seven barrels in one wave. ♪ ♪
is. >> good evening, i'm antonio mora. this is al jazeera america. the battle fo for for south car. republican presidential candidates crisscrossing the state. finding a winning advantage in nevada. the labor union hillary clinton and bernie sanders are courting hoping it translates into a win in the silver state. targeting i.s.i.l, u.s. force he have struck another country trying to eliminate islamic state. set free, the