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details. for syrian government forces have made big gains in the last twenty four hours they're still facing resistance. thanks this video from josh al islam claims to show regime forces being pushed back but they have surrounded two large turns in eastern guta duma and harassed and circling tones in something syrian government forces have done consistently especially since enlisting the help of the russians militarily and tactically by cutting off roads and important supply lines they've essentially left the fighters with no place left to go he's isolating the two cities now the two big cities in the in the east he's weakening them and he's. supporting its military approach by having this political strategy submitting them both on the ground and politically by trying to have a deal does deal with useless law. across the country the free syrian army supported by the turks are closing in on the city of afrin. the positions held by
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the kurdish militia the white p.g. . is strikes have been ongoing water has been cut one doctor in the local hospital says he fears a massacre the chair of the local council has called on the u.n. to intervene. the u.n. official claims that self administration and the y. p.g. prevent the population from escaping we invite those who sit somewhere and say something like this to send a delegation to a free and to talk to people here the people of our free prefer to voluntarily stay in their country and defend against the occupation of the turkish state. turkey's president says he expects turkish troops in the city. if we placed on a shelf put on solid our conscience ethics and sensitivities just like other countries and terrorists do to syria. after it will be a job that would take is just three days. but. syrian t.v.
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says government forces now control fifty one percent of the area they're still considering you know money to the people and fighters who are ready to leave but they still continue to push for full control alan fischer of visitor on the turkish syrian border us present donald trump says he expects great success at a planned meeting with north korean leader kim jong un has been speaking at a campaign rally for republican candidates in the state of pennsylvania these are live pictures present from bolton says he has an agreement from pyongyang to suspend missile testing ahead of the face to face meeting. look a lot of people thought we're going to war but all of a sudden they come in this is going to be a meeting and there's no more missiles going off and they want to denuclearize nobody heard that nobody thought but they said they want to they are thinking about that who knows what's going to take who knows that when it doesn't happen i may
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leave faster we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world and for all of these countries including frankly north korea that's what i hope happens. meanwhile tom's former chief strategist has addressed the far right national fun party and its congress in a lead fans see the ban and praise party leader then for what he called her vision that it's nationalists versus globalists india and france have signed sixteen billion dollars worth of deals hearing french president calls first official visit to india the agreements include cooperation on defense energy space and counterterrorism and the construction of a nuclear power plant in india. and british police have identified over two hundred witnesses in their investigation into the poisoning of a former russian spy the u.k. home secretary said more than two hundred forty pieces of evidence are also being considered exigency crate paul and his daughter yulia remain in a critical condition in hospital after being poisoned with
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a nerve agent those are the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next here is the documentary the boy who started the syrian war. another day another hit and run mission for the free syrian army in the southern city of. najaf. and. yes.
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it's classic urban guerrilla warfare and no one knows the streets better than those who played here as children. these men all grew up in but this is no game and if the government troops pinpoint them they're dead. because i. should have a close look. it's not. just something intrinsically. it is here in this city that the uprising against bashar al assad began. among these fighters is a young man who bears a unique and unintended responsibility his name is see
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a snake. on the lot of other modern animals in what. was it. was just fourteen when he sprayed antigovernment slogans on this school. walled in that. it was february two thousand and eleven and he could never have imagined the consequences. well over half a million people have been killed in syria since the start of the war. malawi as home city has been ravaged by street fighting shelling barrel bombing the war has
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created scars that may never heal. the so-called arab spring had roused popular sentiment across the middle east tunisia egypt libya yemen and many more so millions of people take to the streets. people protesting dictatorship and demanding democratic freedoms. but malawi is graffiti was more a mischievous act of youthful defiance. or a thought that was all muscle force. a man a. lot of knowledge about what. kind of my dad and
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that i thought. about you know meant to do shut the door not much on the most. of the hour. with a look at the toys. are allowed. in the month of the following them to. his father's fears. well founded. malawi has three accomplices were rounded up by the police together with a dozen other suspects. before. dragged out of bed in a dawn raid he was driven away in handcuffs his family had no idea where he was being taken but knew of the syrian authorities reputation for brutality. madhu for abboud was an accountant for twenty years until the uprising. but then
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jani you booked him condemned you know him out of that and then as our other did that come to us and it thought that if the new law. and them got. some oxygen. they have somebody. to look at. that they've got a. problem which one out of one of the public data going to be going on with one still has kind of are going to look a little in. need to be there to help us live or not i want to. get them out. themselves my thinking of how many. well some of them a hundred are not who said you understood you had that idea you home. or you could be out of place i thought even and that will help and i wouldn't wonder.
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about that garbo. link kind of got a lot of that photo how. my you can the way you are if i think i live it goes with the whole. fellow. well met the t. that all. the. don't feel. a little it would have. come with. your. mom's a lot of but it was as i love south along with the mother with the looking all your men that that. when their fathers tried to find out what had become of the boys they were told forget those children go home and make some more if you can't manage send us your women and we'll make more for you. how do you know who are much money can win this million that are. well documented that did the.
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trend that is there carol has shifted. that fearing for the boy's safety after a month in police custody thousands began taking to the streets demanding their return. and i'm going to be that i am no one who nicely shot of a lot. stronger than that and know how. clueless idiot confronted without a solution canonical. canonic another marriage is you know could never going in that he had no idea she was not going to understand that and know just when it was. around two thirty. the police began treating the demonstration as a rite. aid and deformed barricades fire tear gas and water cannons. the
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crowd filled back but didn't disperse. soon after that special forces were helicoptered in from damascus with orders to quell the riot at all costs. just after four pm and that friday they opened fire on the crowd. got a lot of problems. along with another man's and then the lot of a lot of them off as nana insult luck of if you. are. foolish or had a bunch of him that he should have been away all. the. functions of a. clue thousands out of the photo. the one yes that the kid out of get
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us the not the man to get us out of the one so let's close in and get on it when jay leno had enough on. the bottle and so on mohamed ought to have. had enough by. next day with feelings running high the burial of the two men security forces again opened fire. did several mourners killed a child. anyone with gunshot wounds would be arrested if they went to the hospital so the a lamar the mosque the oldest in the city became
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a first aid station. was. told. but in the early hours of twenty third march security forces stormed the mosque seven were shot dead including a doctor i did go to with meals and would leave them i mean how. do you live i mean . i'm outraged by all the killing thousands more flooded into the city from the outlying districts. sensing things were getting beyond their control the authorities released the boys from custody. but the sight of the battered faces incensed the crowd again. of. the law or was that a. little. while ago. if manifold will follow.
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the laws of the. with more than a guy mill but only one is not on this island. now hold on it was. a noisy throng of thousands the crowd assumed safety in numbers but the security forces declared a breach of public order and opened fire on the demonstrators. her you are your am. i.
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left my mobile phones and the internet meant the entire nation saw what was happening. syrians were dying on line. most talk on the issue of the moment some. hold. that is under. the. protest spread from the south to latakia damascus homes bunya us hama. north to aleppo and east. this was no longer a protest over the arrest of some young boys it did become an uprising and i am going to your car going to see you to see. when not i'm not. going to see in bosnia . iraq and iran can come stai us i want to scream in.
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models first recruits was his brother more tough doing it that his shots. the one. article. a while wanted to have gun and then move on then move on or have a heavy gun cabinet. in the brother's village of nyima on the eastern outskirts of daraa had a reputation for defiance and a show of force the government troops blasted their way in. the east also a month off shell shocked you know the full calm look also of. the humming jewish in the now you know i'm on the job as large i i'm out of but i'm a block not a thief initial efforts i'm not a bit lucky not. to jacking them as an up off place. coming up with
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a good. american gun paving the way the air and the luck a missile. others will follow of course of awesome. model if the accountant became a roof the warrior. like most of his men he'd completed national service as a young man he'd been trained as a fighter pilot. in the day or two more and more dishes three i'll cross in a month but i wanted just a story he agreed joe you saw the money in.
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but he would now be using his military experience to fight for what became the free syrian army against his own government. mossad did the good morning i'm going to the not going to do i don't get here is a good. walk. around . well small militias will confronting a military goliath the demonstrations went on. bigger angrier crowds took to the streets. and women soon joined the protests. around clinton and then the place own instead of clinton hala foreign had now the role that. so little bit about. but he warned us. about the whole community. sell his weapon was the internet she called attention
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to the struggle raising awareness across syria and beyond. now syrians who live abroad could see events taking place in their homeland. i fear. that while americans are scarpered away. america wander. around them on a dark. i kind of thought that but i do want funny with that emily. and see. like many others syrians returning from abroad a book side brought back skills in short supply at home. using his engineering knowledge he turned a remote farm building outside into a factory making bombs mines and rockets.
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there's no sophisticated technology here just the kind of industrial plant that any small engineering company might use. and. this is t.n.t. reclaimed from government bombs that dropped them but failed to explode. making bombs is dangerous work. it's all highly toxic and the side effects can be painful.
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just playing behind in a war that is seen government forces massively outgunned the opposition the rebels and have had to improvise to survive. three lives things. here. somehow. inside the rockets and bombs there is a living breathing community where ordinary people do ordinary things. come to. myself. yeah sure myself and then and enough that i'm your man but above you down on this that's a lot of except out of vienna my fist and i'm
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a size and i'm of the god. but sometimes it's worse than a missile or even a barrel bomb. a shipping container loaded with explosives and dropped from a helicopter creates carnage in a residential area. oh yeah but settles it up in a while i'm fatherly that i know about but that is where a lot of. the a lot one night at what i did up but. from the seven hundred odd. how you can't name. him. because. as you. can they get these things. saying. that.
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they're still. on beat i've got a dog. a judge on the cell phone go on the list for the shot i want you know about . that i'm going to have that don't but if you got them but no doubt you have been . in rebel held areas children longer among the ruins to selvedge anything that might be useful. state schools like the one mall we attended had been closed for years but small underground schools have risen from the ashes. and so i mean i thought i would have been there but the had some of the best yet is. it not hotter than the another kind of them in a whole nothing from the bonaduce. level stuff and i would in new york the fun we found in my humble but i said that of some of us it. doesn't come on
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often i met him noticed how he thought him out everyone up to. oh. i. had them and. i hope to win the us but that. was said to be nice. to see your book will show more funding. and has some are some aside and look at one of. the i know i love you how did you. come to nothing but i saw. a man believes passionately in the role of women in the revolution. and i'm one who don't know what our numbers are. in the product i'm
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a bottom i don't have that. sally the internet activist also took on a practical role children she became a civil defense trainer teaching survival techniques. at least fifty thousand children have been killed in syria since the uprising began. a limited calling to go to others live a shadow. of fear cause of death but a friendly at the one in the job shift i'm going to go dawgs. think once a couple. well mr didn't. sound like them but. they were it was sort of prosecute or fish mike i'm going to come before you. they're fairly well known only to throw out the heart of a young film so how do you know and be handled in the flat in the film in the.
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case admittedly. there are. the softer crossover and then i'm going to follow. this and watch the dead of this until cold out there meadow young digitally fashoda my thing physician just not the one. i have been getting. this. they really think that if they did not move up to the lesson the children make their way home with a leaflet and a little more awareness in truth though there's little defense against a barrel or container bomb. the military often talk about smart weapons and surgical strikes. that's not what's being used here.
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bombs dropped on killed women children old people anyone. like you know. where. to. even the boy whose actions started it all would lose his own father. what makes this moment this era we're living through so unique all this is really an attack on truth itself is a lot of misunderstanding a distortion even of what free speech is supposed to be about that context is hugely important level wise to publish it. to be offensive or provoke the thought of it as people did setting the stage for a serious debate. up front at this time on al-jazeera.
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we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring in the news and current affairs that matter to you al-jazeera. hello again i'm fully back to go with the headlines on al-jazeera a syrian government forces have made significant gains in rebel held eastern ghouta they've advance into areas between duma and harasta cutting off a major highway more than one thousand people have been killed in eastern good essence a government stepped up its campaign three weeks ago u.s.
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president donald trump says he expects great success at a planned meeting with north korean leader kim jong un he made the comments at a campaign rally for republican candidate in the state of pennsylvania president trump also says he has an agreement from pyongyang to suspend missile testing ahead of the face to face meeting. look a lot of people who are going to war. but all of a sudden they come in this is going to be a meeting and there's no more missiles going off and they want to the nuclear. nobody heard that nobody thought but they said they want to they are thinking about that who knows what's going to take who knows that really doesn't happen i may leave faster we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world and for all of these going through including frankly north korea that's what i hope happens. meanwhile transformer chief strategist has addressed the far right national front party and its congress in the french city of the steve van and praise party leader
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pain for what he called her vision that pits nationalists versus globalists pen plants a change in name of the party in hopes of reviving his fortunes after a major defeat in last year's election. police in hong kong have detained a number of protesters as polls opened in the legislative council by elections elections is seen as the litmus test gauging reaction to bases beijing's increase interference in the city's governance india and france are signed sixteen billion dollars worth of deals during french president calls first official visit to india the agreements include corporation on defense energy space and counter-terrorism and the construction of a nuclear power plant in india and british police have identified over two hundred witnesses in their investigation into the poisoning of a former russian spy the u.k. home secretary said more than two hundred forty pieces of evidence are also being considered ex agency paul and his daughter remain in
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a critical condition in hospital after being poisoned with a nerve agent those are the headlines the boy who sort of the syrian war continues next alias. the boy who was unwitting action sparked the civil war lost the most important person in his life i with. us from the off on in the bottom of the. elbow. a little while doc fell on a weekend in the shallow end of the reality often a celebrity in a village in can to help the weak. especially the middle of the us at the dinner and the like to be.
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out of the mind a long long way to. come home has been the isle of tampa. but his dreams were shattered by the war. and when his father was killed the family was plunged into poverty. saw me one option open to. a social movement is used up all my good. for that the no schieffer we're. just learning. just four weeks after joining the f.s.a. while he was shot and wounded in the leg. treated
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initially by rebel field medics he then made the impulsive and dangerous decision to sneak into government territory to recover in the home of an old school friend. marry. him up with. it dylan. deal with the. file it know when he'll meet them at the. wedding. the lot of. well the future seems lost for so many families here find comfort in bracing the past. and the past is so rich that even the romans can be considered late comers.
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but the more recent history of syria is one of silence survival for the majority sunni population. in the years leading up to the revolution even small children would feist to hold their tongues. and i'm not. sure that. if it by. the synod that asked them and fourteen what had it today you can. shout out has been through has been about who has been the. death of the hotter than a serve. in the mud this is the chromium of on high in that the that had the part in jazz that . said. i
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think there is something about a certain. time i must see our country by putting it on the mend. we have short so. you're going to sit on sat. nothing for me and that gentleman has had the coffee at mikey let's see if that is where the hit tell us. about of people to talk about. but these freedoms have come at a terrible cost. for your view doesn't work. so why do you know what i need your. computer. how will the phone commons or will it have a commission sure you have. no incentive here and at the thought of.
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war it is right on their doorstep the engineer flanked by a guard detail came a long way from the body where he'd lived most of his life. now back in daraa where he was born his home city has become a concrete skeleton. so for the wall in the cab of a model and a team which others can handle or jewels got up civil official. they're not all but he didn't just open up the what's all. of us up to speed for the getting home by.
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their subtle to help us off the probably at the pub bottle. and not too often the one minute or not over the capacity of. snipers lurk on the rooftops of broken buildings. movement on the streets or even indoors near a window often means instant death. to cut us off. the cold when i'm not on a ship. i'm not but what if one of the celibates off the ships. badly done much i would back it up i do have a soft enough back. up to the done the job. done to push that
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and go to give up i'm going to. bloody a doctor showed up a. couple. born and asked to write. a book dreams of building a disneyland type fun park for children in the future. at a time he prays when rockets are no longer needed but the now the president not yet by the bottom of all. i can tell you that not be with us but that. it's a nominal. and apparently casual encounter turns out to be
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a security checkpoint. that a lot of. fun a father would absolutely should do so with that market event as a sort of not a soul to go in for that will let it go at once was it that there's you know about it and that's an impulse there's a lot of that some of. them to me i mean obviously we know blame them on this and it was laden with them. going to school and easy going and about them but i want it . known they want. it to show us. a little. bit of a not up with the syllabus off of it and become public to the. bottom up of the of a whole lot of books that he had off at idle. the
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pump to set up. the development of them all of that to get. the content what's the odds of. a event with a mock up of the public to feel the sting of not. well what the possible or the. this is one of many arms dumps a small arsenal not known all but the us now on a pick up anonymous not going to have him to share the office and. they're making weapons from old scrap metal. that are produced. back in town. and his men take a moment to consider the meaning of the struggle. just.
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why that should tell you that any ship enough to do that exemption on. another that's not going to say it's wrong got it in the book that jews are going to let it happen again yeah. he's only going to send the heaviest stuff and. that has a lot of it he said. that would be about a story if you will of the of the of the one. that is a. sufi all of the futile for me means in the dark about those who are going to be at the. play funny that you really think that you don't like police the. police just hot enough. for now a book size a good puzzle work to do. he said intelligence reports of an imminent attack from
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a nearby government garrison. he decides to strike first. will be the most good i think i know. from the moment they take to the road they're at risk. the syrian air force has total control of the skies. but the rebels see a window of opportunity. on how to do. a book a site calculates they have nineteen minutes between surveillance flights to travel set up fire the rocket and get out of the area before the spotted from the air. with. no g.p.s.
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guidance here they use protractor spirit level and fuel to light. accuracy is a matter of life and death when firing a five hundred two low ball almost two kilometers. manhandling the missile and to position the whole team makes the final push taking care not to disturb the trajectory. we're not gonna. have no idea is that if it bit him on the. vietnam for the for now you have done this now you're the one that it should be. after a swift final checks the order is given to stand well clear.
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seventeen minutes have elapsed since the last aircraft passed overhead. the rebels have two minutes to get clear and hide their truck i laugh i. even through the worst days of war people insist that life must go on. the mother. they still fall in love and marry. they dream of the future but the present is never far away. nothing. nothing.
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as it turns out model of abode has very little future to look forward to. in a desperate irony with the death and destruction of war all around him he has terminal cancer. he's leading a force three hundred strong but the men know nothing of more of condition. for this former accountant his first duty of the day is surveillance. and. awful stuff. about. how they walk up on. it and. government forces are just five hundred meters away there are snipers concealed
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from sight amongst the buildings still standing. and just. the slightest glint of sunlight off binoculars could alert one of those snipers or even an artillery unit he seen enough time to brief is meant. to be. back at base maarouf meets with a handful of his men including more uthe his brother and second in command.
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here they take delivery of communications equipment. it's as vital as bullets. small bands of guerrilla fighters can only. just in on me through coordination. led. the city and. the explosion is only one block away the start of a battle that will continue for three months. that. does a lot of what. the alarm is raised in vehicles brought under cover and forces for ready for combat.
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gear. on. when the signal is given that men are pitched into battle. fighting rages and our camera captures just a little of the intense. in
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the heat of battle a regime sniper appears in a doorway just long enough to give himself away.
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he's been spotted by a rebel commander in a captured syrian army tank. three months of intensive fighting so little territorial movement but both sides suffered heavy casualties. over a hundred f. a c. fighters were killed seven of them from our roofs unit down on that. roof and self died in the closing stages. from cancer. he'd always refused to go abroad for medical care preferred to remain with his men
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until the very last days when he was taken to jordan. and i think i just got on a model. doesn't know when to walk. or for the real from home. a lot of our dogs a. lot of us and where we are when you just got off of. to thailand a lot of clout had been a bit of a tour though. and
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. as for. whose unwitting actions ignited this war he suffered another loss. his best friend amar who joined the f.s.a. on the same day he did is buried at the edge of town. but was a noble thought. up of a little. does population hogged in the course of the war killed wounded slept i am told the hands again list on fellow daschle gung ho. and then a fuckin acuteness soliton a. mission that. frog time honored the man on the show for around him on the phone on a puppy or. out
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a bike up and i thought could never have seen our car or knock on a mom with her mother second on the very claim can come out of the country who don't like a character. in a common noun country having mass rally number even as we entered into one off for . an hour of arcanum that invented enough. in charm. school and while we are. inevitably he now questions his own actions. no i wasn't walk on earth was unwinnable. under the rug. on the whole thing though i said i know in more worth a little love i will all of the real go well i was told. there was no immersion localise novels no hits and when i was all with us it was all a lot of them.
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amid all the fighting and dying the street protests in daraa continued. in towns and cities all across the country on both sides of the divide the only dreamt of peace. the one certainty is that syria is changed forever. in syria thousands have disappeared without a trace. forcibly taken from their families where the most terrible thing in syria is to be detained this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship for some time as a thought it would be better to die than continue to be surely active in quarter of
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. the disappeared of syria at this time on al-jazeera. hello there we've got one weather system that's clearing away from the eastern parts of canada but it's not staying dry for all of us there's that latest system band it brought has a lot of snow but it's working its way away and behind it it's very quiet for short time seven degrees will be the maximum a new york where you can already see plenty of cloud for the south this is giving some of us some rain and a few outbreaks of snow will sweep down into the east that we had into monday so more rain and snow on the northern edge as we head through the day meanwhile
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towards the west a little quite a force by the time we get to monday it should be a sunny day in seattle the temperature up at twenty degrees more cloud though for l.a. with all my some temperature around twenty three now a further towards the south and we'll be watching one with a feature edge its way eastwards and it is still with us as we head through sunday and monday so a few showers are likely in the northern half of cuba also stretching across the bahamas for some of us here are all the wet and that system sticking around as we head through monday for the south are looking fine and dry mostly settled for many of us here just a handful of showers perhaps around parts of costa rica for the towards the south by the time we get to lunchtime on sunday the cold front to cleared away from what is already so it will be fresher than it has been twenty four degrees and that should be some sunshine. on counting the cost in what's been
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a big week for global trade we'll look at how the u.s. is bending the rules of commerce and free trade is really worth fighting for plus the latest mind bending concept cars from the geneva auto show counting the cost at this time on. the streets is quiet the signal is given. out so it's safe to walk to school last year there are more than thirty murders in this community in one month the police say this area is a red zone one of several in some townships and kept our children sometimes at court in the crossfire when rival gangs fight so parents and grandparents have started what they call a walking past to try to take control gang violence i lost my cooking walen door years ago i also lost my there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers working for several walking busses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards. richard problem is something which is
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a geopolitical issue that's for governments international institutions to manage under one thousand refugees don't have the right to move freely on the other and gourds can move freely as far and as much as they want it's multinational colonialism this is a very a moment over the course of these companies they just want the money europe's forbidden colony episode one at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes three weeks into the assault on the syrian rebel and play.


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