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breaking news from russian federal security agency discovers the remains of an infamous previously most of the wanted terrorist in the country. he was the leader of the terror group the caucasus emirate associated to the likes of. iran gives the green light for sending troops into kurdish held fields. overwhelmingly in favor of independence in a regional referendum. the european union proposes
a new migrant relocation plan to take in fifty thousand more asylum seekers after the previous two year long failed it's. around the clock across the world this is our international i mean o'neill welcome to the program we begin with breaking news that russian federal security agency has reported it has fallen the grave of terrorist leader doku umarov in russia's caucasus region for more details on this hawkins joins me in this studio. this was the terrorist most wanted for many years the f.s.b. said that he was eliminated back in two thousand and thirteen this seems to clarify that. operation official have a spiel peroration to talk. he's been declared dead about half
a dozen times or so throughout the last decade or so but that was the official not swayed by the f.s.b. back then and this is the confirmation they received the hard evidence finally his grave was pointed to the f.s.b. by a militant who had returned allegedly from syria where he was fighting he was charged and given up for sentencing he agreed to provide that information in return for leading. grave alongside of several other militants was found in a small village a mountainous area of one of the southern russian cool casus provinces the remains of all been delivered to moscow for forensic testing to follow them to for the d.n.a. and really put an end in this chapter in the ball graphy of dr marfin for those not familiar. with who this man was he was essentially the russian bin ladin as you say on russia's most wanted list for many many years he was responsible for many crimes from kidnapping to executions primarily though he took responsibility and his group
the kafka's emirate associates of the taliban and of isilon al qaida also claimed responsibility for some of russia's most horrendous terrorist attacks in recent history let's take a look. now more of actually fought in the first russian war in the second chechen war you were actually with a security minister during its brief independent spirit between ninety ninety six and ninety nine many of his fellow chechen leaders were actually viewed by in a sense freedom fighters by many western govern. it's a media outlets
a sort of david versus goliath battle against the russian state but later when the source on the things that him and his associates committed those atrocities he subsequently became an international terrorist not only in russia he was on interpol's wanted list and even the american security organization they had him on their wanted list very briefly for reward of around five million dollars just to illustrate how important he was how high risk a. he was considered he was also on the you when security council's al qaida and taliban sanctions committee futures association with those groups as well as we've said this will be closure to many of his victims for those very many hundreds of families here affected and really a final chapter now in his biography here bring us right up to date on the hawkins thank you. right turning our attention to syria where government forces there have driven from the western side of the euphrates river. seen as
a hugely important gain in the conflict after a series of losses islamic state seems to be on the brink of the feet in the country with the syrian army on kurdish forces advancing on the terrorists on two fronts well these are exclusive pictures from the area several days ago the syrian army to get across some parts of the river allowing for a new advance and i saw the russian military has no established a bridge that enables armored cars to cross right because the of reports now from the west bank of the euphrates. four out palace once that is sort of most exclusive resort now a modern day fortress out of necessity. for three years the garrison here has wanted isis attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing and we don't have sort of an animal from the onset coming up to the roof was very dangerous because of the snipers it was really bad but when the
army broke the siege they fell back a month ago it would have been suicide to film up here not anymore. these five star hotel seem better days but thanks to its grandiose design and height it's acted as something of a fortress here indeed as sort and just to show you how close we are if you have a look through this hole at that hospital well everything behind that is isis is part of the city of the resort across the river they also hold sway this is all their territory that's the euphrates river and across it is isis it's from there that they shelled the city at will and. from there that they launch the occasional raid across the river taking the other bank is key to liberating the city entirely
isis still sends fighters and back and forth across the river at night it may take weeks but it is inevitable isis in syria is on its last legs its collapse has been as spectacular as its rise since the beginning of the year the so-called calif it has lost thousands of square kilometers losing precious oilfields and strategic towns to the advancing syrian army and the us backed rebels that is not to say it's over all that it will be easy isis has nothing left to lose according to the syrian military and the families of isis fighters and diehard supporters have allegedly retreated to the town of my idea and they have nowhere else to go in the shrinking caliph at the pass is quite a good indication for what they might do in the future everywhere they were
whatever these areas were liberated the people who thought for the presence of isis have told us horror stories about how they used people as human shields so it's not surprising at all if they would and there was no way for anyone to predict to what extent they were doing that but. would they be hampered by any norms of any reason or any more i live the past doesn't indicate that this is the final act the dream of an islam make state has been shattered but even in its death throes it will inevitably claim more lives more at guys do you have see from that as sort of syria. in a separate. element in the conflict five commanders behind last week's attack on a russian military police unit being killed in a targeted missile strike in syria the information comes from russia's defense
ministry which release this video and apparently shows the building where the commanders were meeting the strike also killed thirty two other terrorist and destroyed a weapon store as well as several vehicles. also russian strategic bombers have carried out strikes on. news for a position in the syrian provinces of juries or dilip the defense ministry said all targets were located away from residential areas. i. i. i. i. i. i. i i. i i. i i.
i. the iraqi parliament house or thrice sending troops to the kurdish held region of kirk to take control of oil fields there it comes after kurdistan to independence referendum in which an overwhelming majority voted yes our middle east correspondent polis lior spoke to be earlier on it. the iraqi parliament has asked the iraqi prime minister betty to send troops to the kurdish region of cook to take control of the oil fields there in response the security forces belonging to the kurdistan regional government have said that they will not allow iraqi soldiers into the area this follows monday's controversial referendum in which an overwhelming majority of kurds at least ninety one percent voted in favor of independence from iraq of course oil is a hugely important issue both in the referendum and in this part of the world and
bad diet is trying hard to get oil fields that are currently in could a shell territories back under its control we're also hearing from the iraqi parliament that they will prosecute those who were behind monday's referendum including the leader of the kurds now presented himself has asked iraq to engage in what he calls serious dialogue and not to threaten sanctions but baghdad has responded saying that there is no way it will engage in talks said look at some kind of independent kurdistan being established its course this referendum to quote illegal and unconstitutional it wants the results canceled and it is threatening that the kurds need to hand over control of international airports otherwise it will bear the slights. the european commission is proposing to tick in another fifty thousand asylum seekers from north africa and the middle east in its
new relocation scheme over the past two years the e.u. only mileage to fulfill a third of its previous relocation research twenty million for as refugees or of one hundred sixty thousand from greece and italy well while some e.u. countries feel to accept there are obliged quarters. there fulfilled only thirty percent of its mandatory commitment on france only twenty percent or poland and hungary feel to relocate a single asylum seeker on the c. international condemned the european commission for failing to fulfill legal obligations two years after the scheme was a greet most e.u. member states have fundamentally failed refugees and asylum seekers shirking their responsibilities and leaving thousands abandoned in italy and greece meanwhile stranded refugees are attempting to illegally cross borders by any means possible
here we can see asylum seekers jumping on trucks crossing from france to the u.k. we spoke to the head of the european freight transport association who believes the authorities need to take more responsibility. to get all the gold on the continent and then the cross that's usually the way the weight goes it's very difficult to know how to get on board exactly they've become very clever at finding new ways of getting around old we've had incidents of violence. in migrants actually attacking drivers and trucks. managed to sneak in and get on bold to try to get to new key i don't think we can ask the drivers to just protect themselves and take care of their own security show they can do some things. like the truck but at the end of the day it's the responsibility of the authorities to make sure that you
would. put themselves on the line. so when you want to express. something want. to do right. that's what. interstate. quarter of an hour into the program welcome back several mortar runs have struck international airport just hours after the u.s. defense secretary and nato secretary general arrived in the afghan capital both the taliban and i still say they were behind the attack at least one civilian was killed four others wounded the taliban reportedly said it was targeting the u.s.
defense secretary james mattis he's the first from the trump administration to visit the country since president try and balance the new strategy for afghanistan in which thousands more troops are pledged to fight against the taliban your side of the fence secretary of the u.s. reacted to news of the attack. the newtek on an international airport anywhere in the world is a criminal act by terrorists designed to go after generally innocent people to make some sort of statement and it's the classic definition of what the taliban are up to right now it is what it is but it's also the reason why we've been together and we don't we don't question what we're doing here the local media say more explosions have been heard in the city reports suggest that there were calls by a military earth strike on the position from where europe or it was targeted a former member of the afghan parliament told us that such an attack could be used by the u.s. and nato forces to justify their continued presence in the country. but.
their allies may be intending to send a signal to the united states and nato but the irony is that while that is their intention it also will at least to the americans and nato justifies their presence in this lingering war even the afghan people with their patience they have to see sometimes to build results that will change their lives for the better and that is not in the battlefield i think mr trump did not hide his intention he said there are interested in afghan rare earth from the theater material and other mining projects a so i think we will see a new page in afghanistan and i hope the afghan government the international community should change this page with the visual and so our country is not polluted our country doesn't become a second africa where blood diamonds and other minerals and what would be looted in
the country will stay in poverty i hope that doesn't happen. the war of words continues to escalate between america and north korea donald trump has now said the u.s. is fully prepared to explore military options against pyongyang if washington feels it's needed at the same time a state department spokesperson has described the u.s. president as being quote an effective communicator on the korea crisis. we are totally prepared for the second option not a preferred option but if we take that option it will be devastating i can tell you that devastating for north korea that's called the military option if we have to take it we will the president certainly. is a very effective communicator and the president speaks very clearly in terms of his position coming out of the white house well apparently donald trump is an effective communicator he doesn't want to attack north korea while at the same time he does
he's been threatening north korea with military options for quite a while and we've heard kim jong on and the leaders of north korea responding there was the recent statement saying little rocket man won't stay much longer we've seen angry responses from north korea heather nauert was asked at the state department about whether she thought it was helpful for donald trump to speak this way on social media feel that the tweets of the name calling and statements made over twitter and north korea you feel like that is effective communication i think to put the president is an effective communicator i think people know exactly where he stands we have had a good deal of success in pushing forward with our diplomacy campaign that hasn't changed that certainly hasn't changed in the president has helped rally the world together rally the world together in the peaceful pressure campaign against kim jong un's regime so apparently she considers threatening a country that has nuclear capabilities with destruction to be
a great diplomatic success and this doesn't sit well with p.r. they fired back with their own responses we've been having this warmongering rhetoric back and forth between the leaders of north korea and the leaders of the united states for months now the escalation of terms has increased the question is when will this rhetoric transform into something more serious. the air of strategic patience. with the north korean regime has failed states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies our respected leader kim jong un said that the u.s. will be unhappy to see d p r k strategic power on its independence day and called her stands in big ass small gift packages. best not make it work threats to the
united states. they will be met with fire fury. like the world has never seen north korea has finished preparation for a guam strike and will launch it if the us does not act sensibly and a threat to the united states george territories will be met with a massive military response from the us neglects the international community's will to stop this b.s. on the korean peninsula will retaliate against its i'm stunned by the sanctions and pressure from washington with old powerful councilman's the forthcoming measures to be taken by the d.p. arche will cost the us the greatest pain and suffering it has ever gone through in its entire history if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea if you're going to be since the united states declared war on our country we will have every right to take countermeasures
including the right to shoot down u.s. strategic bombers even when they are not inside our country's airspace. well while donald trump on north korea the u.s. state of california is already working on the cost of a nuclear strike an official report just come to light predicts the potential effects of a strike on the state it estimates a huge loss of life the destruction of infrastructure damage or running to no less than one trillion dollars and california is not the only place where fears of a nuclear strike are rising officials in hawaii have also been planning how to prepare for a possible attack details leaked from a secret meeting revealed that residents will be advised to prepare as they would for a tsunami or hurricane also a twelve minute warning will be given for people to find shelter and survivors
would be advised to stay indoors for seventy two hours to avoid exposure to radiation but we spoke to have ching about the tensions between p.r. and washington. the message is certainly very confusing in his united nations general assembly speech president to totally destroy north korea the statement was aimed to please his right wing nationalists concert tour ends at the same time his government officials have been stating. the united space doesn't see a region change. korea north korea is expected to continue to engage in nuclear power station only rather frequent miss out since no force no military action has been taken regarding previous is quite
and imaginable. for further. the united states and choose to take military action against north korea. ok to a story that's been in the news recently quite a lot images of top flight american footballers kneeling during the national anthem before games or it's really fired up a nation wide riot over patriotism in america but until recently there's been more behind that tradition of opening matches with the star-spangled banner and you may have realized here francis santiago. american football and donald trump just don't mix trump has lashed out at fellow players for bending the need during the national anthem and the protests just keep on coming let's recap would you love to see one of these n.f.l. owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a up the field right now out of the sky used in sports platform to try to divide.
this president needs a good history lesson i'll be honest with you but this is the news you got to not only our players but are we it's basically ignorance he doesn't understand it i'm not sure if our president understands those rights if the people who benefited most from america despise it and increasingly they do what does that leave the rest of us and there's also a hash tag war on the social media the date they need team defense players rights in their protest against police brutality and they're up against the respect the flag team posting videos like this of players jerseys and n.f.l. memorabilia being burnt now the last time the bend the knee argument got this much attention was of course over the game of thrones i'm not here to mind games but me and join me for a feast and down since there's
a lot of talk about respect and pride when it comes to your country here is a patriot senator mccain i was appalled to learn last month that many of the ceremonies honoring members of our armed services at n.f.l. games are not actually being conducted out of a sense of patriotism but for profit in the form of millions of dollars in taxpayers' money going from the department of defense to wealthy enough l. franchises back in two thousand and fifteen mr mccain came out with a detailed report on how in the fall national anthem celebrations were actually being paid for by the partner of defense here's where the taxpayers' dollars were going. to on field color guard performances of the national anthem and full field flag ceremonies now this report lists sports teams who got the cash for patriotic ceremonies however the funds have dried up since twenty sixteen asked senators put a stop to what they called aid patriotism returning to trump's own to rot against
the n.f.l. teams arthur blank owner of the atlanta falcons says trump creates division and undermines the ideals of american democracy but the falcons got a total of eight hundred seventy nine thousand dollars in just four years now robert kraft of the new england patriots said that he was deeply disappointed by trump's comments but a couple of years before that his team got seven hundred thousand dollars of funds for national anthem ceremonies now trumps remarks were divisive and this respectful the criticism coming from terry and kim of the owners of the buffalo bills they took six hundred fifty thousand dollars from the d.o.d. back when the patriotism was allowed let's not get it twisted for his sake in these billionaire owners like jerry jones of the day. in kraft in the pages they could care less about civil rights they could care less about the state of black america in this struggle against police terror but they knew that if they sided with the
troll who was extremely unpopular in all spheres of american society the owners risked a walk some type of players strike there was such incredible unity among the players that the owners had no choice but the logs are in with the players they were protecting their own interests and their own bottom was. don't miss a beat get your news on the move if you can download the news up right now if i'm back in just a were time with more global news from moscow. in