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killed here just over a week later the al noted mosque has now been handed back to a muslim community still coming to terms with the tragedy that happened in a mosque they should have been safe here and three year old boy he would have just begun plain war. you know when we hear noises and stuff we just oh yeah what's going on and don't think that it's a gunman on the loose. just as tata who said what i was praying in the mosque when the gunman came in they switch his first time back i fell down people started falling on me. she just came in or they just started randomly shooting everyone i will since i was underneath the bodies the first couldn't get to me and then i stayed he went out i'd still in get up. he came back in and it was a silence because almost no one was saying anything and it was it was like crazy you know like an here is what's of the cause of the carpet and they were in front
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of me again was another shocker and they literally threw the state would do a cut shots. every ten minutes in groups of fifteen leaders let people in this now no physical saw you know the horrors of days ago no blood no obvious bullet holes and virtually no noise inside it looks and smells as every wall has been freshly painted that's covering this i have over carpets and the people inside and i was standing in quite contemplation. all the crying. the most creo opening is the first time he's felt at peace in days it's mean and her repeat week since a lot of just the last of her child five days as well i'm happy that i get that chance but also i'm sad as well that i've lost my circle lost really close what was was very yes lost i had a major loss a little. across the road in the park where this week's friday. it's what held the
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game of cricket the sound of battle. is the sound of christ church slowly moving on. andrew thomas al-jazeera cross church. said ahead on the program still under wraps us democrats call for the military court on washington actually in the twenty six thousand presidential election to be made happy plus i'm scott heiler in bangkok as thailand already has itself for its first election since the two thousand and fourteen coup many feel very new government won't work like that we're turning to democracy that story coming out. hello again it's good to have you back well here cross the vod we are watching a very stormy situation here that's making its way out of egypt we have an area of low pressure that is just down here and by the time we get to sunday that is going
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to start to make its way up here towards the northeast and look at all the rain as well as the winds and even snow up here towards parts of turkey so this is going to be a very messy situation we are going to see rain down from quite city up towards baghdad aleppo is going to be rain tehran the rain is going to be on the increase for you and then as we go from sunday into monday notice that rain really stays in the area expands across much of the region and we do start to get some very windy conditions particular down here towards the south where it is going to be mostly cloudy but in those clouds we could see some abetted rain as well so that means across parts of northern saudi arabia as well as into quaid over here towards bahrain we're going to be seeing possibly some rain in those clouds continuing as we go towards monday but the temperatures for doha thirty degrees for you and then very quickly across parts of africa good news for mozambique a lot of that rain is beginning to make its way towards the north so for central mozambique we do expect to see some clear skies over the next few days good news there up towards the north though it is going to be rainy across parts of
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madagascar it's going to be rainy as well over towards durban temps is going a few with a temperature of thirty. three year investigation into the program i believe it is me and. revealed secret c. you want to point. out there that even people our age. and connection some don't sneeze in legacy media. the mass shooting. missed with my al-jazeera investigation still a massacre on al-jazeera. no
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again you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories what's being called the people's vote is underway in london to demand a second breck's its referendum organizers are hoping to be the three quarters of a million protesters seen at last year's event u.s. banks forces in syria say they have taken the last pocket of land held by ice all following weeks of fighting the syrian democratic forces have raised in by goes and aid agencies say they are running out of time to reach survivors and stop the spread of disease more than a week after psycho and hit southern africa more than seven hundred people have died in mozambique zimbabwe and malawi but that number is expected to rise. voters in thailand are getting ready for sunday's long delayed general election the first since the military coup five years ago critics say military rulers are ensuring they won't be a democratic government whatever the result score high larry poor strong bank.
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you know from rubber plantations in the south to the opposition heartland in the northeast candidates are on their last push before the nearly fifty two million thais head to the polls on sunday while they'll be playing their role in the democratic process there's a widespread belief that with the constitution crafted by the military any new government will be far from democratic the two hundred fifty member senate will be appointed by the military government ensuring it has a strong grip on parliament sunday's polling is for the five hundred seats in the lower house. and there's also a pro-military party running. don't need. with coup leader. as their candidate for prime minister as much as we try to celebrate the upcoming election i don't think i think that. we know that we need bigger
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conditions within the const within the constitution and that condition. and the military has used the courts to curb competition among others it has filed cases against a poor thai party led by former prime minister talks and. he faces corruption charges he says are politically motivated and lives in exile was put thai and its predecessors have won every general election since two thousand and one the home to us ally the judiciary can certainly the straw a these pro talks and parties so in the end. the election will certainly be a spectacle that people can use to express themselves and be happy that they had a voice but in the outcome. the whole whens again i would say some feel that the military government has been clever in exploiting the divisions here in thai society but some say part of the blame rests on the biggest political
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parties the democrats put die. the supporters of these two parties are known as the yellow shirts and red shirts and their rivalry has been the basis for nearly two decades of instability and led to two military coups three hundred sixty seven seats is the magic number needed to gain control and form a government opinion polls indicate no single party will reach it so it's likely a coalition will need to be formed and with the deck stacked in the military is favor many expect compromises will have to be made any. political parties that will be successful in this election will face. a monumental task of dismantling enough to solve repression that have been carefully put in place by the military. so even after the ballots are counted and winners are announced they'll be some intense political horse trading before the people of this nation see the face of their next government scott harbor al jazeera bangkok and china the number of
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people killed in thursday's chemical factory explosion has risen to sixty four nearly one hundred people are seriously injured and dozens remain unaccounted for residents in young chiang a coastal area north of shanghai are seeking government compensation to repair the damaged homes explosion was so powerful it shattered windows several kilometers away. india's government has banned another pro independent school be an indian administered kashmir the general kashmir liberation front is accused of raising money for what india's government leaders call terrorists fighting for unification with pakistan tensions are high following the killing of indian soldiers and the shooting down of warplanes in disputed kashmir a crackdown coincides with counterpane for india's general election pakistan meanwhile has been showing off its military might as part of its national day celebrations india's prime minister narendra modi sent his best wishes pakistan's
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prime minister iran contrary to his replies saying he believes it's time for the two countries to hold serious talks come on hyder has more from islamabad. to commemorate pakistan day parade head in the city of islamabad and of course the malaysian prime minister mahathir mohamad who are going to the day relate to pakistan as the chief guest at the ceremony the pakistani air force displayed its fight to egg cross which were followed by an aerobatic display by chinese jade ten flights that have been flown in from china to take barge and up august on day celebrations if sixteen pilots from showing all day august on also showing an area of weapons including indigenously cruise missiles ballistic missiles and main battle tanks. parade were those stored. by several dignitaries and it is interesting to note that contingent of the. defense
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forces the bahraini long guns and even from brunei and the just above the parade when you were just on had already said they did want to create an ad for peace in the region but that it should not be construed as a sign of weakness deposits on the president saying that on the occasion and at the same time the pakistani prime minister appreciating india's prime minister. narendra modi's tweet in which he greeted pakistan so indeed strained but also to commemorate an important day which laid the foundations for a separate muslim state and the subcontinent. emergency services are trying to rescue more than a thousand people on board a cruise ship off the coast of norway the viking sky sent a mayday call after encountered engine problems helicopters and rescue boats are at
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the scene in high waves and strong winds so far one hundred people have been enlisted off the boats. to the u.s. now a democrats are demanding the immediate release of the long awaited moeller report which has been delivered to the u.s. attorney general present donald trump has denounced what he calls the witch hunt investigation and denies colluding with russia to get elected mike hanna has our report from washington. it was in middle of to noon that recently appointed attorney general william barr received special counsel robert miller's long awaited report. national council robert muller has submitted his long awaited report no more indictments coming from the special counsel and you said i waited two years for this is terrible around four thirty five pm white house lawyers were notified and about half an hour after that this letter was delivered to the judiciary committees of house and senate and official notification from william barr that the
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report was in his hands the attorney general added that he'd be consulting with his deputy as well as special counsel miller to determine what other information from the report can be released to congress and the public. but democratic party leaders insist the complete report should be made available to congress it's imperative for mr barr to make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation and findings to congress. the million vista geisha has already led to criminal charges being laid against more than thirty individuals at least six of them within trumps in a circle of one stage or another the senior justice official who's being quoted as saying that the special counsel does not invision any further indictments but this does not mean an end to the matter there are a number of investigations into criminal activity around the two thousand and
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sixteen elections as well as into the question of whether president trump obstructed justice or suborned perjury in some cases these intersect the investigation and also at barnsley that they are congressional investigations counterintelligence operations and a number of cases being investigated by federal prosecutors in new york and other parts of the country robert mueller may have completed his report but a number of other investigations are just getting underway mike hanna al-jazeera washington. activists in chile are expected to hold protests against a visit by a brazilian president also naro is meeting his chilean count upon sebastian pinera in santiago a latin america is in the sea and human is in chinese capital where the. brazilian president is attending an official lunch at this hour here in some towels presidential palace with his chilean counterpart and
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a number of guests but it has turned out to be a very controversial lunch indeed just like the very visit of also not here to chile the president of chile is upper and lower house of congress for example refused the invitation saying that will sort out it's a bad example for chile and have been protests out on the streets the reason is not just because of balsa not as well known massage honest and anti gay comments but also because of his crop his opinion his admiration for toulouse former military dictator pinochet and the visit is taking place precisely one day after a chilean court found guilty the eleven members of the military for one of the most emblematic examples of human rights violations during that dictatorship here and that was in one nine hundred eighty six when two young people were burnt alive by soldiers so people say that this the timing has been exact very very insensitive. pope francis has accepted the resignation of the highest ranking leader of the catholic church in chile the archbishop of santiago cardinal ricardo izzat he's
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facing trial of a not denouncing sexual abuse by three priests catholic church leaders are under intense criticism for their response to decades of attacks by worldwide. now an exhibition of thirty five red dresses at a washington d.c. museum is highlighting crimes against native american women they are ten times more likely to be murdered in the u.s. national average the artist jamie black hopes a new exhibit at the smithsonian prevents more women going missing. my name back and i only i. artist behind the red dress projects and it's an installation art project for a missing and murdered indigenous them and girls but i really wanted to bring forth and bring forwards and create a space for indigenous women's voices through doing this work and really breaking the silence around the violence women are experiencing but also creating a space to talk about our power and and the ways we want to move forward as as
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communities read us a really powerful and spiritual and ceremonial color for many cultures across the world to me it's the color of life blood and so it's really about our power and our sacredness as women but it's also you know it also leads to the violence that women are experiencing in the spilling of the sacred blood since the onset of colonization in indigenous communities and settlers have had a fraught and violent relationship. really based on a theory sure of indigenous places and so i think that you know indigenous women have always been the center of community and culture and they're in direct opposition to this this colonial encroachment and i really make it make the link between violence against indigenous women and indigenous women standing up to maintain culture and community in the face of colonisation. i think the power of art is really it speaks to people's hearts and i think that people you know when
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they when they walk by these dresses they feel a presence next to them and they can't erase that feeling and that connection and it really opens up a space for us to educate and talk to people about what's going on if they don't know but it also offers a space of mourning and a space to for families to come and connect to their loved ones and see that we are supporting and you know them. as always much more news on our website as al-jazeera dot com the very latest on all of our top stories on their knowledge is near zero. the headlines on al-jazeera huge crowds have gathered in britain's capital for what's being called the people's votes march they are demanding a second breaks its referendum organizers are hoping to be the three quarters of a million protesters seen at last year's event in london old brennan has more from
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london. will certainly hundreds of thousands of turned out today it's an open question as to whether they've managed to match the figures from last year that the organizers certainly think they have from the stage over my shoulder they've been saying that they believe it's in excess of a million people the crowd in parliament square here has been very good naturedly listening to a series of speeches from politicians it's interesting that the prime minister is not here issues of the country i mean checkers on the labor leader the opposition leader john the clothing is company in north of england in france anti-government protesters have fought with police in several cities this was the scene earlier in toulouse we're also getting reports of unrest in eastern paris the so-called galavis protesters are rallying for the nineteenth consecutive weekend against the high cost of living u.s. back forces in syria say they have taken the last pocket of land held by eisel following weeks of fighting the syrian democratic forces have raised their flag in
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boggles in a tweets french president emanuel has praised the operation success aid agencies say they are running out of time to reach survivors and stop the spread of disease more than a week after a cycle and hit southern africa more than seven hundred people have died in mozambique zimbabwe and malawi but that number is expected to rise officials are warning of further flooding as dams and rivers threaten to break their banks. a gun battle has gone on for hours this saturday in somalia's capital after an attack on government buildings an earlier bombing killed at least seven people including a deputy labor minister police say the explosion happened at the ministry of labor and there was a second blast. and emergency services are trying to rescue more than a thousand people on board a cruise ship off the coast of norway the viking sky sent a mayday call after it encountered engine problems helicopters and rescue boats are at the scene in high waves and strong winds so far one hundred people have been
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airlifted off the boat those are the headlines i'll be back with the al-jazeera news hour at the top of the hour coming up next here it is inside story to stay with us. really defeated us forces declare victory off the seas in the final stronghold in syria how will that shake the end of the wall this is inside story.
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welcome to the program i'm nick clegg eisel once controlled territory in syria and iraq equivalent to the science of great britain and imposed its version of islamic rule on millions when i still fighters were finally defeated in iraq two years ago and it appears the dream of a so-called caliphate in syria is over to u.s. backed fight is declared what they call the one hundred percent territorial defeat still the winning the battle for bugs following weeks of intense fighting kurdish led syrian democratic forces raise the flag over the final syrian town on the i still control. we announced the end of our military campaign with this victory we congratulate the kurdish are a christian nation that we've defeated state from the face of the earth. well thousands of people who escaped the fighting are stranded in refugee camps let's hear now from imran khan who takes a look at the rise and fall of ice. this is what the end of ice or self declared
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caliphate looks like those who fled isis last on clay village in northeastern syria say it's not the end of the state in the way i saw intended rather it's just the last place well i saw members offered any kind of coordinated resistance. and i said doesn't want any families to leave we have tried. unsuccessfully to day the situation under siege is bad for our children are hungry our ford had finished the shouting water and so many people that died. are hungry and desperate the state that i saw intended one that allowed them to generate revenue through taxation and oil sales and to be able to pass laws was defeated in july two thousand and seventeen according to the iraqi government. that's when i saw was pushed out of iraq's second largest city mosul. at the same time syrian democratic
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forces backed by coalition airstrikes mounted an operation against the group's last major stronghold the city of iraq and syria i saw lost that battle in october the same year. now all that remains of the group is pockets of fighters confined to small areas in iraq and syria analysts say the decline for eisel began with its attempt to take a town on the syrian turkish border in september two thousand and fourteen that's kabbani over there the siege of kabbani on the turkey syria border is considered to be a turning point in the battle against eisel turkey were very worried that they managed to get this close to the turkish border so they allowed both the kurdish peshmerga and free syrian army forces to use their territory to go in to provide it in conjunction with the wipe e.g. they were able to force i saw fighters on the outskirts of the town for many it's considered the beginning of the end feisal caliphate in just
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a few short years eisel lost its territory and by the end of two thousand and seventeen stopped referring to the caliphate in two thousand and nineteen the group still represents a major threat however by using supporters outside of iraq and syria the group has turned to social media to get its message across but platforms like facebook and twitter have closed thousands of isolated accounts the group now uses secure instant messaging apps things like telegram really have taken center stage so. if your kind of self respecting jehadi you probably are on telegrams because that's where all groups whether it's isis or h.t.s. that's where they all share. the majority the vast majority of their propaganda that's where the key conversations are happening it surprised many that the us president donald trump has now declared the end of the caliphate saying he simply playing to his domestic audience there's more concern about beisel fighters the remain in iraq and syria and what they might be planning for the future iraq of
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deserve on the take the serial port of. ok let's take this one now let's bring in our guests joining me right here on set we have more in kabul and who is the head of policy analysis at the arab center for research and policy studies over nothin's we have a new rink she's a journalist and author of the book the war on isis on the road to the caliphate and in that land we have meir bloom she's a professor at georgia state university and author of the forthcoming book small arms children and terrorism welcome to you all and i'd like to start with you here in the studio so we have this last piece of ice or territory reclaimed but what happens now is a little finished as i feel diminished is it rebuilding what threat does i still present now i think we have to be cautious now i think it's been it's a bit and if the early to celebrate the end off. as an ideology it me have actually
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finished as a territorial entity but i think as an ideology is still very much alive in my opinion because i believe that if we don't tackle that all that what causes which had in the first this led to the emergence of ice and i think we are going to see it come back because so far we have seen like three generations of jihadists start. being from afghanistan one nine hundred seventy nine until the end of the soviet invasion there in the early one nine hundred ninety s. and then we have seen the second generation of jihadists after the us occupation of iraq and then i said in my opinion is the third generation of jihad this. image and fact as that action to the sixty m. policies of iran and maliki government in iraq the security the heavy hand the security approach which syrian president bashar assad used against the protesters
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of the very early origins of the syrian revolution so unless we deal with these issues i think i said was so a life. bloom in your view as well do you think it's not we haven't seen it completed yet it's not over yet i think marwan is absolutely correct i think we have to disaggregate there are two isis phenomena there's a phenomenon of isis that is a territorial entity that is no more but then the issue of the ideology and the spread of its popularity especially on social media something that we can't ignore you can't bomb an ideology out of existence the way you can the territorial strongholds that isis no longer in control do you follow me or the propaganda you've studied it you focus on it what sense do you have is the eiffel franchise despite this setback to them is the franchise still growing. the franchise is definitely still in existence there was a period of time after the loss of muscle that we saw a real decline in the
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a number of media offices that i saw when isis was issuing its propaganda on the daily collection that we do a georgia state university we saw a real downturn and then about a month and a half ago a bunch of new channels began to emerge a you had in the segment beforehand mr cooper was saying the telegram is being used extensively and so not only is it telegram but we're seeing other platforms other encrypted platforms that are being tested for isis distribution of its material and after the christ church mosque a massacre in the two mosques last week. who has not been heard of since september twenty eighth seen reemerged to issue a forty four minute audio tape to encourage people to rise up and take revenge for the massacres that happened by a white terrorist in new in new zealand right well idealogies played some of the
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nice me talk about something we're going to come to a little bit later in the program but. that's a look at the situation with ice along the ground what degree of organization is there left on the ground in syria it was a well disciplined and battle hardened force where will these fighters go on. all over the place to be quite honest we know that there is a number of pockets both in iraq and in syria not only in the. border area but also a bit deeper into iraq and there's people that are active with all the tactics that we knew al qaeda before off and isis in the beginning so they kidnap people and they ambush. cars day ambush checkpoints just about weekly and sometimes even more in iraq you get these kind of reports there's a lot of activity still around there are some people that's say that there is about
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fifteen thousand. fighters still around in iraq and syria. and where they are we don't really know exactly although we know that there are pockets of in terms of recruitment for for future members of vizsla this loss of the caliphate you get this beacon if you like to many that helped rule thousands of fighters and now it's gone how does how does i sleep splay not a way to potential recruits when you think that we disillusion you what people are looking forward to is that. there is a caliphate which is the place where all the muslims want to be this new beautiful new state now that is gone so but that's not the only thing the ideology the ideology is is still there amongst radical sunni muslims in iraq and isis had quite
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a following amongst them it was not just that people were following them because they were going to get them back into power it's also religious and that religious aspect is still there when you want to come in i think. it's very much like at the who for me because we have seen this many times before we have seen it for example after the end of the afghan war when when the afghanis they actually made it back home after the end of the afghan war and also where we have seen it once one more time when the united states invaded i'm going to stand when these you had this all saw the spirit of almost all over the world and then the group again and iraq and after two thousand and three and now actually after i mean destroying that he laughed in syria i fear that many of those fighters actually would be will be making it back home so they are i mean on countries because don't forget that after
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all the bulk of isis fighters actually are foreigners and we have some from europe some from the former soviet republic some from countries almost everywhere we have at least eighty nationalities within i still ranks and files so i believe that some of them will make it back home and they are going to create problems for their own countries and now in my opinion where as i said has been in fact the third italian entity of ice that has been destroyed in syria now the hunt is going to be for those actually who have survived and they are going to strike back in my opinion because as i said earlier and this you deal with the root causes of this phenomenon we're not going to see that he end of it ok bloom what we know it was just referring there to the experience in iraq and what we learned from that experience because i was defeated or back in two thousand and seventeen in iraq but the group
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then evolved and kind of reinvented itself. well there's two things the fact that every time one of these jihadi groups metastasizes there's a period of time where they recede and they are planning they are recruiting they're getting ready for the next iteration and so isis stems from the defeat of al qaeda in iraq in two thousand and five and two thousand and six but i think it's also important to add to what a modern one and this new ring said is part of isis is ideology of the apocalypse does predict that there is a period of time where they have to recede back into the desert that there's a period of time where a dog because destroyed and then they reemerge and so it's not completely inconsistent with the way in which isis has predicated its ideology of like the phoenix emerging from the ashes it will come back it's also very important that we know that many of the the young people who were born or brought to the caliphate
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these so-called follow the cubs of the caliphate will be trained prepared brainwashed to into thinking that in the future there will be another iteration for isis and they will be able to fight again right so yes exactly that you have files of children who have been indoctrinated from a young age myth so how do you take that on how do you try and deal radicalize them . i mean there is there's really good templates that we have from different countries that have introduced to radicalization programs for children the first thing to take into account is i personally don't believe the children are radical so much as that they have been brainwashed and they parrot what the adults around them have said but there is a fantastic program in pakistan where the pakistani taliban had kidnapped children and had brainwashed them to train them many of whom to be a suicide bombers and this program has been very successful it's called sub own
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which is dawn's first rays of light and what they do is they pair not just vocational training but also they teach them the proper form of islam which repudiates violence and then they also have social workers and therapists to treat the children's post-traumatic stress disorder so you have to have a multi-pronged approach but as you can imagine this is a very detailed program it's a little bit expensive it's about thirty thousand dollars per child and so because it's a pakistani program funded by the pakistani government of pakistani children there really isn't the kind of confusion we will have with the children of isis because no one wants to take responsibility for these kids either the countries in which they're present now or from maybe the countries that their parents come from very complicated and there's not the political will to take these children and try to give them a better future ok so the children is one thing
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a very important thing you did what about those those dispersed those thousands tens of thousands of dispersed fight is just all over the place how do you how do you keep the pressure up on them to to stop them acting in the way that they might . well what it what is happening in iraq is that the military is active still the whole time trying to find them and we do get reports the whole time off. sleeper cells being found even weapon depo being found at the factory still it's still out there how do how do you get these people to change their mind is a very difficult problem in iraq also because the. the problems that were there when isis came in two thousand and fourteen they're still there the sectarian violence the sectarian. problems between the shiites and the sunni's have not gone
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away actually they have only grown because it's the sunni's that have main mostly suffered from what happened their cities are still in ruins there's not enough money coming from buck that to rebuild them so there's a lot of people and you see it more and more after more than a year of of no isis. people are. dissatisfied they're angry with their governments and this week in mosul there was an accident with a ferry in which more than a hundred people died. this is not people going to the person who was was running the ferry no they go to the authorities they want the governor to go they say it's all because of the corruption so there is now finally talk that the governor might go that also the shiite militias that are still active in all of these sunni towns that they might have to go and that then perhaps there will be
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some kind of normality coming back but it takes time and it takes money and it takes will and the problem here i think is mainly is there enough political will to solve this and to get iraq back on its feet right. oh and what you did exploring there is it makes it sound as if it's not just a difficult problem it's not an impossible absolutely it's really important but to the touch just said i think we need to look at the ice not only as an ideology of fatah faisel is an ideology but the other part is brought this. we need to look at that as a violent protest movement against certain and he will if he's on on the ground and i think the damage to be a security approach is not that anybody for i said we cannot actually eliminate the ice and by only using military force we have to have another approach that is i know that americans are not really good and that nation building but i think we
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have to think about it because i still was actually very much successful end of the routing people from within the sin need community in syria and iraq because what that it has said there was this community has been excluded managed analyzed has not been actually given any share in power and wealth has been dealt with in a very violent way by the government of nouri al maliki and the government of the united only have the united states and nation building this battle to take down the caliphate has cost billions of dollars in it and one just wonders if if we saw the same amount of investment in to go going into mission building or rebuilding in this case that might just help do the trick absolutely but i don't think president trump is going for that because you know he's not very much into this nation nation building i think he has already expressed his his willingness actually to to withdraw from syria as soon as this this war ends and we still we still need
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to know of course what the american strategy is going to be in syria after the defeat of isis because it is not clear u.s. strategy i mean sometime from say is that he wanted he wants to withdraw and then he he decides to keep some troops on. on the ground but at the end of the day the americans are a month really good and this nation building and we have seen iraq actually down really good in the war and in blowing things up when it comes to nation building i think you have very poor performance has what role do you think the united states and the international community should play in this where i think marwan is absolutely right the president hasn't been consistent and he has withdrawn all the funds that were originally allocated to syria the ideal situation would be a kind of marshall plan for the middle east a what you saw after world war two in that the united states helped rebuild europe but at the same time just to play devil's advocate we have to look at the billions
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of dollars that have been sent to afghanistan and have not had a positive impact and so nation building in the investment in nation building requires to have a local partners on the ground who aren't going to be entirely corrupt and using this money to benefit themselves and enrich themselves rather than helping the people because in the end you can pour money into a country but if it's not going to be allocated properly the rank and file people in the street aren't going to ever see it and it really doesn't address some of the root causes that marwan pointed to as far as the united states is concerned i think it's a very challenging situation given the presidency by seas and the fact that we still haven't properly called what happened in new zealand last week a terrorist attack. these new realities on the ground that are a consequence of the caliphate being dismantled presents all sorts of difficulties and not least the various disparate groups that have been involved in eliminating
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eisel turkish groups kurdish groups shia militia and so forth what happens no what happens to them they were united in that but they're not united in their the goals . no there in the problem of course is that those militias they have been armed they're going to go back home in iraq officially part of the militias have gone into the military into the into the army but most boys have gone home and. they don't have work which is the next problem that iraq is facing and also you see that these shiite groups are now fighting between each other and you are are really seeing in iraq now the divide between those that are supporting or supported by iran and those that are not. there have been already offices closed of of one side so this is going to be
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a big conflict within the shiites and then of course back to to the fact that we have all these cities that are not built we also have big groups of people that still are intense in camps not only the is east who have been badly hit we still haven't been found all of them we still have about a thousand is eighty boys and girls and women that are missing that had been kidnapped by isis. to two million people still. without houses because they are going about because it was just about to run a time ago about forty five seconds left mark what do you think this means this is the dismantling of the caliphate meat what does it mean for the war in syria not i think it doesn't mean that this is the end of the syrian conflict i believe that is going to be another round of conflict in syria and not going to see that in the end
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international powers actually competing even more we have seen recently a microphone view of the u.s. secretary of state in that region calling for to put more pressure on iran in syria and iraq probably want to go to see markham but. in between these different layers to keep it on the way syesha and these are even as water so this is this is one feel is ended but we are going to see much more from the syrian conflict ok thanks very much of a thank you to all our guests in kabul and good in your ink and may have bloom we've run out of time do appreciate your perspective on this thanks very much and thank you too for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our website al-jazeera dot com and of course for further discussion just go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com for a.j. inside story and you can also join the conversation on twitter our handle is at a.j. inside story i mean it clark of the whole thing here it's goodbye for now. my
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from europe hundreds of thousands of marched through london demanding a second referendum on breaks it as uncertainty in the country grows and i'm fully back in doha with the rest of the world headlines a new flag flies over by. this force us to kurdish forces say they will hunt down sleeper cells following the group's defeat in syria also this hour of fears of disease in mozambique and zimbabwe a week after. the region aid agencies warned they are running out of time to reach survivors. people sort of. just sort of randomly shooting everyone lucky to be alive survivors return to the christ church mosque where a gunman killed fifty of their fellow worship. with all the day's sport of women's wear as football coach threatens to quit news team has been. the country's
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opposition leader. hundreds of thousands of people have marched through central london calling for a new referendum on britain's membership of the european union many of the protesters say campaigning ahead of the original two thousand and sixteen vote was misleading and in some cases factually incorrect they say a new vote would allow the public to make a more informed choice after three years of divisive debate it's still unclear when or indeed if the u.k. will leave the block and what the terms will be so nigga you got reports now from london. they bought central london to a standstill at a time when the government is power lies by brics it this was supposed to be the week when the u.k. would have begun its divorce from the european union instead. there is more uncertainty more waiting and more anger and the forty eight percent
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of britons who voted in the referendum three years ago to remain in the u.k. are increasingly exasperated wasn't what they were promised this was a campaign based on lies and i think people will be able whereas in the truth leaving the european union would actually mean it was politicians from across the spectrum called for the government to arrange another referendum echoing the demonstrators concerned that the deadlock whether you. voted for. whichever approach will fall to you support or we could all agree that the talks were being forced on the national interest filmmakers so poor and the rich are so make this week or so strong that it's making us more divided not more you know. they came from all over britain all against the very idea of bracks it and given the strength the feeling on show here it's very difficult to see how this can be reconciled when and even if bracks it happens i wanted to remain because i'm your
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opinion i'm one of the club. and i want to stay one of the club i don't want us to be little britain. there is a lot riding on what happens over the next few days now the prime minister to resign may face extra time to push through her deal she is facing the political fight of her life one that she may not survive may has blamed british m.p.'s for the bricks and obstacles and that has cost us support for another attempt at a vote on withdrawal agreement and the marches insist that nothing is a done deal britain is in full swing of a political crisis not seen in decades while there is a political stalemate it is impossible to predict what happens next but opposition to it here is alive and kicking die any time soon. al-jazeera london for the march ended outside the u.k.
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parliament from where paul brennan center us this update about the crowd and the organizers here hope a powerful message has been sent certainly they believe that they've exceeded the three quarters of a million people who marched against it in october of last year in fact from the stage of my shoulder they were talking about crowds that they estimated to exceed one million this time around to hear a succession of speeches from a wide range of speakers but all of the united by the desire to see whatever deal is agreed by the politicians to ultimately be put to a people's votes to another referendum that is interesting that the prime minister to resign may wasn't here in london she's taken itself off to her country residence of checkers for the weekend and the opposition labor leader jeremy called and he chose not to be in london as well he's gone to the north of england to more to campaign but his deputy tom watson was here and spoke i think with an evolution about people labor position on a second vote on
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a second referendum when he said i will support to resubmit his deal but only if she. let the people decide nuts are more enthusiastic towards a new version than i previously heard the labor party the other thing to talk about though is the way the government is now going to proceed there is a new deadline of april the twelfth of course which indicative votes to try to find a way through the deadlock in the parliament building behind me but one sentiment that i detected from many of the protesters that i spoke to was a wednesday night's speech by theresa may she criticized m.p.'s and said that she alone was on the side of the people the people here believe she is not on their side. it's going to paris now what clashes have broken out in the city during the nineteenth consecutive weekend of yellow vest protests paris police banned the protesters from gathering. at the shops and businesses were there last weekend and
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soldiers have been deployed to guard public buildings a move that's been widely criticized the demonstrations began last november over fuel tax rises but have since grown into a wider movement against. well clashes between police and protesters broke out in other cities too including in the north and to those in the south these are the scenes and police fired tear gas so far there are no reports of injuries well david schaper is live for us in eastern paris and david first of all what's a situation like where you are. it's very much change she lives we've seen during the course of day not completely peaceful demonstrations by university they did was back with her but then they moved off and we heard the first reports of rubbish being shed the light another attack the found the eyes attack on a bank here in the last republican we've actually seen
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a very dramatic. so you can just tell that noise and the activity of the riot police around me there's a lot of activity a lot of. a lot of chaos going around here but during when we first arrived we saw . a police run in one of the robbed police who were gunned down without having a heart attack surveys around the games or about twenty minutes of trying to revive him i don't know if they managed that that carried him away from the square year but it could be a policeman is very much on the edge of life at the moment we don't exactly know what happened but there are a lot of activity in and around the blast here. there are special quick reaction squads by the police going in there are six thousand police being deployed here barbara in paris but tell me about three thousand of the yellow vests potentially
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but we're just seeing you're seeing up police national guard possibly because they're chasing one of the protesters many of the other verses of taken off that jacket so it's very hard to identify them in all the people surrounding this square so once again the mood is changing the no tolerance policy of the police very much in force around the seans elisei here. here though it's much more difficult for them to enforce and they all worrying about that policeman who had a heart attack it's changed their mood as well so it looks like it's going to be pretty chaotic nights here bob or will you be monitoring developments for us for the moment david chaytor live there in paris thank you. italy has become the first in g seven country to endorse china's belt and road initiative signed a memorandum of understanding with beijing on saturday following president z. xiaoping's three day trip to italy the belton road initiative is aimed at boosting
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beijing's economic and political reach the critics say it will let china gain control. although strategically sensitive infrastructure italy is in need of trade and investment as its economy is going through its third recession in a decade. pope francis has accepted the resignation of the highest ranking member of the catholic church in chile cardinal ricardo exactly archbishop of santiago has been accused of covering up scores of clerical sex abuse cases he says he's innocent but on friday santiago's court of appeal couldn't confirm that he will face trial still keep his title of cardinal the catholic church has been criticized for its response to the decades long sexual abuse crisis. emergency services are attempting to rescue thirteen hundred people on board a cruise ship off the coast of norway the viking sky sent a mayday call after it encountered engine problems and bad weather helicopters and rescue boats are at the scene in high waves and strong winds so far one hundred
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people have been airlifted off the boat i was sectioned center has been set up on shore to accommodate them but that is all for me in london now it's time to go back to folly. barbara thank you very much for that donald trump says the u.s. will remain vigilant against isaw and continue fighting the armed group wherever it operates until it's finally defeated the u.s. president's comments come after u.s. backed forces declared victory in boggles the last i saw held town in syria to monitor child has a report from the roads. this was the moments i saw last it's last piece of territory in syria kurdish fighters hoisting their flag declaring that the are now in control or the threat of far. our forces have raised our flags in big groups and have declared the end of this so-called kali faith in north and syria this victory couldn't have been a sheave were it not for degree sacrifices of our brave martyrs within hours of
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victory sermon he was holding blues and the u.s. special envoy on syria it was there. alongside kurdish fighters from the u.s. army has been supporting this critical milestone in the fight against isis delivers a crushing strategic blow and underscores the unwavering commitment of our local partners and the global coalition to do the isis. the self declared caliphate which one span swathes of syria and iraq has eventually been refused to the town of but whose as it was unable to withstand the might of the u.s. led coalition which bombed it from the skies and the onslaught on the ground of a variety of groups including the kurdish led syrian defense forces the us the af and the turkish back to free syria army. the taking the booze from ice all came just hours after the white house issued a statement announcing the total defeat of the group but even though it no longer controls land analysts say it's premature to clear the end of the group itself.
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