rosso pro see that's a. champ to speed up that. surely mr chairman should express a g.o.p. and. all of us have to. talk to around enough. cattle that. packed a rat still no live round. alone never to throttle most of us. are told it's about it's your stock in earth's that are seconds if you have stamina said it and now they're going to shift. how is it. my old horse that scrushy did this is his percentage that. there. are farmers i'm with him for the house or. remember. my grandfather was born in the twenty's so he's now ninety. one we call me walter sort of an artificial. when i grill him about the soviet union it mystifies me that he
doesn't feel bitter about the things it did to his family. he was only nine years old when the secret police came to their home but in eighty years the memory has not dampened. the emotions to this wasn't for a long while back and got out of forget him. among the most lucid and we're not sure newt has time to get into a loser. shawn understand that would have us kind of said how much is true he said when he said they're going to answer his you know america matter i'm going to share it with you as you know it's reassuring to think a room from chimp or more recently as the initial of three demolition i went out only not sure got over it all we not imo we down the wash and so on isn't it we usually most are newsgroups years or the time such as i'm through just as answer to your mood. is i'm sure i said that your mission i'm not somebody who's come very
well know. who can't i'm sure i can't answer sure because that is it if you got my going through around town hall i'm going to know you well i'm going to be too sensitive. now mr. cho just how was i to talk with. system must come out of calling us out on this now it's about a couple that really coming down. the road what i'm going to tell when. suckers are with when i'm not so. much earlier the only real person in this salad is citizenship. and i'm going to go into the muck and your reality kind of. you tell your family i meant a chance to help us or see you there and then i sure. hope for you. she added other means.
also finest how detailed their memory off the past is it struck me that my dad was still upset with the way they had to live and my mom seems to have modified her views because the more time passes. the more i guess she realizes that she believed in an illusion. i feel sad that they have to endure. the difficult times here. when. i wouldn't care if i if i had to bring out the children in good times oh for a change when your country has to be rebuilt again after two hundred years so folks ok patient first by the russian empire and then the soviet union.
in one thousand eight hundred nine this was the parliament building and people gathered here in dish thousands to protest weeks against the roof moscow. the georgian police who is overseeing the protests but actually it was the russian special forces who cracked down on them on april ninth in the middle of the night and killed twenty people mostly women. they just chased them. down an alley ways and some people like in the stairwell so where they were hiding where
just battered and killed. i was not even two years old when april nine events happened. my parents and my relatives they describe it. as. the biggest trustee committed by the soviet union in their lifetime. we still remember it and it still defines how we view soviet union and now russia. exactly seven months later the berlin wall fell. this is the world remembers not our protesters who were killed and honestly and deliberately under the cover of darkness and. please please please please this is my room i can put you to match is
a photographer who covered to build up to the ninth of april my past is collecting in negatives not only in files i mean digital but real negatives which was not present when the soviet army attacked but he took a picture in the days that followed that has become a symbol of our resistance to the soviet union it was shot from top you know what about the protesters did they realize what they were doing the protesters were from seventeen through twenty five mainly all youngsters but i mean there's a ninety percent there on this is only girls or because there were some kind of show they are part of this have been sort of sure it was a criminal act for people who were going to as they were seen to have a. result like this it was a. size of power. this woman was not. just one but a stupid woman who you know never say just because she's young but the good
intentions with the rule to the hill sometimes and you know this it happened doesn't moscow or as an apology for sending in special forces then nobody wanted to kill somebody you know this is a all died in stampede or twenty ladies died but due to the us speaks you no one was ever hit in but there were wounded but there were no killings but if you want to live now in the soviet union they think what you have against soviet union i don't know hearts to imagine soviet union as a place where a person would be happy oh my god don't like good people they're so happy i remember my with my own eyes your brain a bush it been a six hour we're really right but the countries that went towards western values developed better the countries that stuck to the ideology of russia
and soviet union what's wrong with that i should we have two hundred years under russia and we have will put the parents in the unhappiness oh my good said she your point of view please keep this point if you really are why do you ask me and that's why so what i am asking otherwise because it's a broke idea it was history of our country our beloved country georgia so if you want to expels these pages of history from your mind off your history it means you are doing very well wrong think you know because if you are expelling your past if you demolished your past you will never have a future. but i felt angry because moscow had an opportunity and these protests because. i feel very patriotic and i think that it was unfair that russia was there was making decisions for us and he doesn't recognize. that russia owes us an apology i think
that russia owes an apology for sending in troops a crackdown on people who did nothing wrong nothing wrong. with. u.t. and my parents lived through turbulent times followed b. and off soviet rule. georgia today is far from perfect but it has come a long way since one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and it seems inconceivable that people could still miss such a repressed and repressive past. in theory this occupation ended thirty years ago. in practice the occupation
continues. i've never been here before and somehow nobody ever mentions this building and every time i traveled outside the city i saw me then i always wonder what it is. we tried to shut our minds to the existence of the soviet mournin some buildings but the reality is they still dominated our lives as there were men to. squat on the hillsides of our towns and cities as if and waiting the return of their soviet masters. to give you the e.-ring impression that our world is this temporary one and it is the soviet one that use permanent. but most of all it's the block's row after row street after
street perhaps it seems strange if you have never lived in one but it is these blocks that have left the d.p. scar on me. this block is quite elaborate. is an expert architecture he has publicly supported the preservation of these buildings. quite spacious yanks and i would think. a lot of the rest of your own needs color and. going operated in the right or. it was installed already in the nineties when the u.s.s.r. collapsed so there was no want to run the government to the manager of the building . we're on the bridge.
i grew up in or one of the buildings that was built in the seventy's during the soviet union and i wrong that i'm dreaming about the time when this buildings will be demolished is it fair to say let's just say it raises this painful history. you know i don't think it's right and i don't think it's possible first off or buildings they are just buildings you know the room their buildings which keep their memory of tragedy our monuments like concentration camps in germany are kept in order to be reminded you know about the history of government buildings and to them mourn humans they seem to inspire or to. it wants to just scare people like our what the what did they want to do you know of course
one of the means to show the power of the state has always been architecture it was always there mean to show your own people. they are small they are all the oh and they should be afraid of the state to tell your people that we are great. in georgia our monolithic architecture is not the only permanent reminder of the soviet union . the man who ruled in moscow from one thousand nine hundred four to one nine hundred fifty three was not the russian but george just most famous son. joseph stalin in. gori east on his hometown.
it's still celebrates his birthday and at its heart it hosts george just off the shore star newseum. outside the museum his parents' home has been preserved so we can see his humble beginnings. when you enter you face styling and it makes you look up and admire him it's designed that way it makes you feel like he's great and he must be respected. while most child who are least able to negotiate it off to it so the real. book is. well as deciding to rush up a lonely i'm going to. find ever saw one someone tell you sorry i'm never gonna. look something remarkable miss iraq from the bigger. other least i don't promise i
don't hate lives that are that i bend it on brokaw and earlier. i thought maybe he was doomed to repeat with the mugger she'll be mine smoked by the room we are quiet because the children grab them by gram. i say it's a good cigarettes. there are but she consequence of virtue says she merely way you want graham morality of minds very thing to say it's about eskimos only on a quest remember. gandhi did this to sharon i don't need can be a bus train wreck our lives are very brotherhood i pack they discuss the factory i don't go much about this and i'm not altogether much but given what i want this i realize i used. to be cultured and oh i see how few minutes how it is so not silly reese daryn my toes are curved to go she grew millet's about graham partly a story or. opportunity in the peri when the pushy should be done its
work you're on. that's something we think. even if it's curator says it's not trying to do so the museum still seems to be glorifying studying. its ninety nine percent about the greatness of stalin and somewhere hidden is the one percent about how cruel he was and how many people he killed. they make you circle around his death mosque the same we do funerals. they make you mourn him they make you take part in his death ritual. even this room like you come in and you feel that his press like he did feel here
he is dead and should be sorry for it. i cannot help but feel how deeply scarred we are by our past we live in a country dominated by soviet more newmans and i caused but we still try to ignore what really happened here unfortunately escaping your past is not that easy. i think this is fun for me to think i'm having fun. maybe she. isn't her controversies hunters and beaches. just as it is time to.
of hamas is television station in gaza prior to that. launched five non exploding missiles at the al aqsa t.v. station as a warning to evacuate so far there are no reports of casualties when it follows a surge in cross border fighting between israel and hamas with three palestinians killed off to have a heavy exchange of rocket fire and shelling israeli officials say three hundred rockets have been fired into israel many intercepted by its iron dome defense system but some hit houses in southern israel while one struck a bus one israeli soldier is critically injured stephanie decker has more now from now is in southern israel near the border with gaza. we saw two very bright and loud airstrikes were just about two kilometers from the gaza border in gaza city is behind us which is where those strikes took place we saw them happen and as i message our producer side he told us right away that that was the locks a building very big and very loud we've also seen outgoing rocket fire we've seen
interceptions from the iron dome we continue to hear explosions behind us it is a very dangerous situation in terms of how this is going to escalate or how this is going to move forward in the next couple of hours we know mediation is under way well the u.s. has renewed its call for an end to the civil war in yemen some reports say least one hundred fifty people have been killed in the past twenty four hours street battles have brought chaos to residential areas in the main port city of the data. some of the two hundred fifty thousand people forced from their homes by wildfires in california are being allowed to return major highways also been reopened but authorities are warning that many regions are still in danger at least thirty one people have died off to california's deadliest wildfires on rec ords. the u.k. foreign secretary is in saudi arabia discussing the war in yemen and the killing of jamal khashoggi jeremy hunt has held talks with the saudi king in the capital
riyadh is the first british minister to visit the kingdom since she was murdered in october a spokesman for prime minister to resume a says hunt will push the saudis to do more to deliver justice and accountability in the case of the top stories al jazeera correspondent now continues and then of course there's the news hour after that i'll see you then. if you look down on to police you will see a european capital. ancient city waltz and orthodox churches mingling with the glass and steel structures of a modern state. mother georgia looking out over her people sword for any means
a cup of wine for her friends. the reality is very different georgia had the misfortune to sit at the axis of empires and we were seldom strong enough to resist our powerful may burst. for the last two hundred years these invaders have come from the north first the russian empire and then the soviet one. behind these ones grandfather sod's the soviet terror operatives snow and as the cheka began. a few georgians want to engage with this history and it is slowly being raised by indifference and decay. solve that is an organization that is trying to preserve these sites or at least
document them before they disappear you know as a check oh yes it's a mango and from here or toss a prisoner stressed out and and there was a interrogation and also there was a space and there was this fresh prawn completely dark and without them but on which was. face for say torture is the blood this time was nine twenty four in august the entire so it uprising started and so it out or just shot say part of the car prison there says every ranch in all of georgia yes i'm going for. hours and her son was killed during say swan week twenty eight total guests straight off september ninth and you. were. the we are now in the basement of such
a god house it's a. prison cell it was a place for say no must or char sometime killing off and would be like us who provides from the assault on us yes it's time and place and thought i think it's origin not on when i first time meant this room this world was clean and on say wall and you can find say inscriptions of say prison or we're sitting here in ninety twenties and ninety's. and do people actually know now what the story of this building generally our society absolute think doesn't. kind of thing that. i think we actively avoid dealing with our past. this has always been the mindset of my parents' generation. they were born into
and soviet union which was against people asking questions and curiosity go to into trouble. even though the u.s.s.r. collapsed their mindset hasn't changed. in two thousand and four the ministry of the interior opened the checker and k.g.b. files to the public. but neither my parents nor my grandfather have come here to find out what happened to his grandfather in one nine hundred thirty seven. like so many georgians their anxiety is that someone they knew perhaps even a family member might have been involved. call him as a sign that it's like they were there. and we know how they hope. that it will only
start commission to those that don't need me to see. the documents are all in russian. is just for you don't know this. is the engineering mogul it's not all everyone has. done the same day. which. we just found a document so my father's great grandfather. was in the u. so hussein son was a sentence on the twenty sixth of october nineteenth thirty seven. band he was executed on the twenty nine seventy seventy something people he was executed as number thirty one. and. he was executed but to me
but my grand father thought that he was actually taken to tbilisi for execution so they have no idea what happened but it doesn't say why he was killed what had to do to deserve death. well now we are going to have a bigger document that says like the has all the details about his case. now your felicitous most of them to go commit yourself to. your. commute to. he was accused of plotting. the song protest an action against the government. shot by shooting. scott see your boat a little color should. you see tryna be so. lucky. to live. on the corner you see it
wasn't almost. done this in this year one thousand nine hundred thirty thousand cuts then thousand people were executed by the soviet interior ministry so there were very busy killing people and we still want to do is there really that's why they called this period great terror period of great terror. it has been eighteen years since my grandfather's grandfather was killed but i think that finding the truth still matters i feel it helps us to understand why and how we were controlled as a country. heavily the comment that was sort of a kind of i don't know. a whole of really and it was a chance for the challenger. in order to move.
as. it really showed a double whammy at the top schumacher list but. from your generation of true mother on the top he cited some people on the audi. i don't talk. about i'm not oh so cool like you know it all people like you almost a chapter about survival don't follow me todo that. important you. know how to look for that matter you know this. but i live in a god that really don't want to miss. what it was the only thing you got was your arm all over the house or something. but a palm tree as it were i was there with. the body of. a girl who then i showed her
the horrors. that ensued. the time or evil. and there but oh. well. i mean those are. also. i feel it weight has been lifted for my family we have taken back our memory from the soviets but there are parts of the soviet legacy that i fear we'll never be within our control in august two thousand and eight i was traveling from tbilisi when all of a sudden cars came to a standstill. when we started to see the georgian military rushing in the same direction as on its own was like what could be happening it was
so scary we turned on the radio and found out that war broke out on the border with russia the russian tanks were rolling from the south the said directly way region to tbilisi they were on the edge off invading the capital of georgia. the coasts unbelievable. russia claim to be supporting south a certain independence but coincide with georgia holding a vote on joining nato a clear challenge to russian power. this is one of the villages that it's the closest to. the divide between south so said georgia proper i feel that i have to be very cautious because i have heard many stories. of people being
picked up by the russian military just because to go too close to the barbed wires . i just like of all the other georgians the thing. said to x. part of our country so it is a little strange. being kept out of your territory. south to cross into georgia but very few georgians beat the way at least film territory. really really good with tommy love. so he said that he needs. the approval of his boss to lead us through for security reasons the car is going to escort us to and from so that we're safe.
the feeling that you get is so mixed off anger and fear that you're approaching a hostile place but it's actually your own country. there are writers. i was only allowed a couple of minutes at the border and your presence here soon draws attention. to weeks after the war russia recognized south a certain independence. twenty percent of our land was occupied annexed by russia. barbed wire started appearing in villages that border their breakaway regions the villages split into the residents about how this house might be related if a person dies on the other side these residents have to spend weeks to get permits
and go over there. so it makes people's lives very difficult. controlled by the soviet union controlled by russia are for me indistinguishable. the order still come from moscow. in georgia we may have freed ourselves from soviet troops but we seem incapable of freeing ourselves from the soviet mindset. perhaps this is because the so if. it's infiltrated our georgian identity so completely. this memorial the chronicle of georgia just outside to be d.c. depicts heroic moments from our long history.
emotionally as a georgian are am still caught up in the power of its imagery. but it is to mourn human sanctioned by the soviet state. it was built to make us believe we were free when we were not. sometimes you have to look elsewhere for answers to your own problems there is another country that was ruled from moscow and at the same time had to come to terms with its own troubled past. berlin was the capital of germany
during the rule off one of the twentieth century's other murderous totalitarian movements the nats. of that germany's defeat in one thousand nine hundred five thirteen was split in half at the brandenburg gate. east germany was never officially a soviet state but it took its orders from moscow and berlin stormed out streets where an ideal setting for stalin to express his architectural drawings. the soviets did not scar germany in quite the same way as they did my country but the nazis did. some of their buildings have been preserved but the symbols have been almost entirely erased. in
east berlin the air ministry became the headquarters of the soviet military and then the east german state. this was because where we moved they were soon replaced with another form of iconography. for me as a former soviet subject this stems like swapping one tyranny for another. but this is not the prevailing view in germany. the soviet occupation is few differently here i would say that in germany we have that college self-respect so we are still using even buildings from the nazi time so from intellects a point of view if you reach this point that you can divides the building its construction and its design from the content and its political ideas you can find
a new function for the building but you should somehow documents its history i want to those people who like feel angry ex buildings do you think that young people here would agree with you. you know the young to the youngest generation. called them the wall is something which is an experience of the parents of the grandparents so it's quite far away that the should be aware that the socialist time was a time of repressions and today we might use those ridiculous from the nazi time off from the from the socialist time to educate the young generation to show them what kind of freedom they can live today. germany has shown that these painful memories of the past need to be acknowledged.
the holocaust memorial sits in the heart of burning and leaves the visitor in no doubt as to what happened here. the generation responsible for the war have all but disappeared. germany still remembers the terrible price of under strain nationalism. i wonder if this is the lesson that can only be learned to defeat. soviet berlin small symbolic structure was the wall built in one thousand. sixty one in response to mass defections from east germany when the wall fell and fiction was preserved and artists from east and west were commissioned to painted the stadium. to be of the muslim and most school based artist was one of them.
because i still like a stylish good personal read. the policy new book the new exhibit still would use it you wouldn't change your tune us probably like me personally but that meeting will follow the usual bullshit more of the main the. many russians like irina moved to germany after one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. there are no clear figures but it is estimated that over a million became german sits. at to understand the bus to roil. this is to say you will not want to deal with the nuance of. my outlook and your chin had a shot then you would. not. be stupid she would be
the most the most of them to decide when she would just go in there with this in the middle of the deal if it was then when the going. alone you. know must turn. this over the good of the spears watches over the knee of the gun with. a groom we didn't use in the budget you know but just this is. the one who was it was it ever since triple dollars. brushwood for the first time in that there's a part of the. side you. knew. the song was still the last. it in us attitude both to the wall and to the soviet union are for me those of the colonizers. the soviet union never stopped trying to sell itself as
a union of equals but it never was. berlin is home to many hundreds of thousands of russians. every year on the ninth of may they come to trump tower park in berlin to celebrate soviet victory day. after two thousand and three we stopped celebrating the ninth inning and i'm very happy about it because it was not george's war it was a war the georgia second france a lot for but we would not be in this war if we were not occupied by the soviet union. overhearing their conversations and the things they're saying to their children is suggesting that for them this is more than liberating germans they're making it seem like it's russia's stick to. this is for them an
opportunity to express their imperialistic dreams. they're still dreaming about a time when russia was so powerful that it could come all the way to berlin. the most uncomfortable thing for me is to witness the bikers known as the ninth wolves. they stand for everything i think should be condemned the occupation in ukraine the annexation of crimea and the continued occupation of georgia and seeing them celebrate. victory day was like they were promoting the imperial ideals of her russia. i feel that the victorious atmosphere that was there was distasteful for me it's like
dancing on the grave of an enemy you killed like. it's really not necessary and i'm really happy that the georgia flag is not here it's just the russian flag and soviet flags. how do we deal with the scars of our past we cannot erase them i accept that but i don't think you should celebrate them either. finding out about what really happened to my family has helped my grandpa my parents and me. but watching the russian triumphalism here today makes me realize how unlikely it is that my country will ever be truly free. and without that freedom is hard for me to see how our scarse can ever fade.
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hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up. israeli jets bombed the hamas run t.v. station in gaza as hundreds of rockets fired from the strip into israel. itself to seven palestinians were killed along with one israeli soldier was part of a botched on the cover incursion our other top stories persons foreign secretary holds talks in saudi arabia as pressure grows on the kingdom to hold a war in yemen california's deadliest wildfires on record have now killed thirty one people and driven a quarter of a million people from their homes. and the sport is named the best and the spanish league and league as president says he's confident this is barcelona team will soon be appearing in the united states.
welcome to the program our top story the israeli military is on the studios of hamas is t.v. station in gaza as tensions flare across the border prior to the bombing of the t.v. station five exploding missiles were launched as a warning for the building to evacuate now this follows a surge in cross border fighting with three palestinians killed in israeli attacks the israeli army says as strikes and shelling were launched in response to about three hundred rockets fired from gaza into israel it says its iron dome defense system intercepted a large number of those rockets but some did hit houses in southern israel while one struck a bus one israeli soldier is critically injured as well that exchange of fire comes less than twenty four hours after a secret is. the military operation in gaza left seven palestinians and one israeli dead in a minute we'll hear from harry force in west jerusalem first though to stephanie
decker who is live for us in oz in southern israel near that border with gaza so stephanie the al aqsa t.v. station that has been bombed quite a significant target in gaza has there been any response to this where you are. we saw that happen gaza cities just a couple of kilometers behind us is also just been two interceptions of the iron dome of rockets that were outgoing over our heads in this area it remains a very active situation. particularly a lot of t.v. a very loud explosion two of them we still hear that building had been evacuated beforehand because it didn't received a phone call warning them to do that it is active there are explosions that are going on we know negotiations are continuing behind the scenes particularly with egypt with the united nations it is a complicated situation as well with the main players involved when it comes to
gaza we know that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has finished a security consultant asians this evening from what we understand they had agreed on some form of course of action that hasn't been made public but the security cabinet will be convening in tel aviv tomorrow so i think until then we're going to have to wait and see what the israelis say and just watch the ground but at the moment certainly it remains a very serious situation as you mentioned there over three hundred rockets fired out of gaza in the space of one day that's the biggest even since the two thousand and fourteen war and you have the israeli air force targeting various different targets inside gaza usually in these escalations you will see them targeting empty training and empty training camps belonging to the how master of the other factions this time they're hitting closer in the cities symbolic targets like the locks the t.v. and other places so i think from what we understand negotiations are not going well
behind the scenes but again we'll have to wait and see how the evening on folds as you say stephanie it is significant that there are areas that are being targeted that have not been targeted in this way since two thousand and fourteen so it's been some year is that since we've seen this sort of intensification in any kind of flare up all communities that what are authorities telling them all they preparing for fun of the strikes. well the communities here been told to stay close to bomb shelters we've heard various rockets are in the sky go off and seen interceptions over our heads while we've been here we've seen people running to the bomb shelters they are in several places tomorrow schools will be closed around these border areas this is a precaution of course because of the situation on go and we've seen various tanks also these really are me this is normal when it comes to these kind of tense escalations along this border we've seen this happen flare up and down over the
past year various times they've always after some time been able to be negotiated down i think the question at this point in time is whether they're going to be able to do that again what happened on sunday night with seemingly bought special forces operation by the israelis inside gaza killing seven how mass operatives and the response has been huge it's something that we haven't seen for a very long time so we're going after wait and see whether those negotiators whether egypt can really get the two sides to to put to get back from the break but i think both prime minister benjamin netanyahu and also hamas are under pressure by public opinion to perhaps continue this thank you very much stephanie decker and now how. near the border with gaza. joins us live now from west jerusalem and stephanie was saying some of the diplomatic initiatives underway particularly by egypt not going so well at this point that have been asked strikes
inside of gaza. is there any indication if that will be the extent of these rainy response where if there will now be the steps that are yet to be taken. well i mean as stephanie was just saying this is continuing to carry on the rockets still coming out she was reporting. the explosions very close to the word our team is in terms of rockets being intercepted in the service is by no means over and the the range of targets does seem to be expanded from the israeli perspective inside gaza from what we've seen in recent escalation so this is a major event and i think what has taken so many people by surprise i mean us included frankly is that it is running counter to the narrative that we've been seeing and reporting on over the last couple of weeks when there did seem to be some real progress being made in these attempts to get
a long term truce i mean we didn't expect any grand breakthrough or some announcement or a pen being put to paper but we did see sort of piece after piece of this jigsaw starting to be put together and by that i mean the fuel that was coming into power the electricity power station inside gaza qatar vowing to fund that for some six months in israel facilitating that those fifteen million dollars of qatari money coming in to pay at least partially the employees salaries hamas employees salaries inside gaza to get some life blood back into the economy by giving people some much needed income and so the idea that all of this is now going to be entirely reversed while a surprise it's entirely possible because of this military incursion that took place on sunday night the fact that it went so spectacularly wrong ending into a gunfight and as strikes as those israeli soldiers were pulled out then still some
room for encouragement in the way that hamas seemed to adopt and accept the israeli assertion that it was by no means intended to be a targeted assassination of the senior hamas military commander who died in that raid. rather it was an operation that went wrong there was some thought that perhaps both sides were already starting to try and prevent any major escalation and now we've seen this very large barrage of rockets coming out from inside gaza there's a very large israeli response and the mentum is very much up and running back towards the brink of a major military escalation or thank you very much from western hairy force that. well meaning some of our other top stories this hour the u.s. has renewed its call for an end to the civil war in yemen some reports say at least two hundred fifty people have been killed in the past twenty four hours street battles have brought chaos to residential areas in the main port city of the data on the dow has been following the story from across there at scene j.c.
. fierce fighting on one of the front lines on the fringes of the port city of data this is one of the largest bottle so far in the war in yemen for the whole of the fighters who control what they the losing the strategic port is not an option and they are putting up a stiff resistance oh now one of the things that i have attempted another suicide attack but it fails we are advance on. despite earlier promises by the so the coalition and pro-government forces multiplied through bottles in some parts of the city the conflict was already and top that place in one presidential area is still the city is lie and collect relentless bombardment of killed numerous fighters and this is the ultimate prize the pro-government alliance and their soda and their morality buck is off to the port of data of vital lifeline for millions of yemenis more than seventy percent of yemen's imports including u.n.
aid comes through these dogs and. as you can see we're at the front line close to the port of her data right there in front of you in the next few days will be able to storm the port. the u.n. secretary general and tony harris is warning against any disruption to the port operations. it is of work. i think that now all the powers agreed that it must be ended i think that circumstances will allow it i hope to direct actors in the conflict in the stand and i hope that it happens as quickly as possible because if for example the port of her days destroyed that would be catastrophic for the whole of yemen and these cool son too for the safety of hundreds of thousands of civilians who are still in the city there now growing calls for a cease fire and peace talks between the warring parties in a sign the u.s. is finally losing patience with the war in the yemen secretary of state mike pump pretreated enough for all to the saudi crown prince mohammed bin solomon i didn't
need for suspicion of hostilities pompei also i had all parties to come to the table to negotiate a peaceful solution to the conflict in a meeting in the saudi capital with british foreign secretary jeremy hunt spoke of the need to build support for u.n. peace efforts both the fight and convince the bothersome sciatic of some of the loudest voices in the calls for ceasefire and could be a while before they agreed to peace talks mohamad the whole thing the needle of this supreme ruler lucia very consul of the whole thing is recently described the course by the united states and united kingdom as empty talk in an op ed in the washington post who ruled that the united states will stop the war long time ago but has instead chosen to support its corrupt ally saudi arabia. djibouti joining me live on the phone now from yemen's capital sana'a is political comment.