further debate and division. over the fate of children of islamic state fighters as the baby of a nice old bride dies in a syrian refugee camp after the woman's u.k. citizenship was revoked. which is a citizen the baby who. died because of the government didn't do anything to bring that child back to the u.k. . he did the right thing he put the safety of this country first and foremost. human rights watch accuses a rocky and kurdish authorities will routinely torturing youngsters suspected of having links to islamic state. had about him for most u.s.
security company once known as blackwater says the last thing the conflict in afghanistan could still be won but only if washington hands him the reins. a lot from watching all the international and daniel hawkins review thanks for joining us on the program. the parents of a french woman who was killed after joining islamic state in syria appealing to president or three children to france are currently living in a refugee camp in syria brings us more details. well this is a case that involves a young woman she manning cento who some five years ago promised for syria with her husband babysitter old in iraq her and they supported islamic state until she and her husband were both recently killed in allied airstrikes not her three children
are still in a refugee camp along the syria iraqi border called out for now the situation in the camp is dire indeed some sixty five thousand people are currently hols their malnutrition is right it is not enough food is not enough medicine and she's mother who lives in the north of france has appealed to the french president a promise to allow her three grandchildren she joins her here in this heat records are some of the issues doing in the whole camp on defying the conditions a terrible there is no room been treated worse than animals these children didn't ask to be born or be taken there they're the victim of the choices made by their parents now there are currently some two and a half thousand children who are being housed in syrian refugee camps and around one hundred of them are a french are region and french nationality this is an issue that is hugely divisive here in france around sixty seven percent of the population says that these
children should not be given permission to people back to this country but there are other cases that are also making headlines there is the recent case this time of the new slum mixtape wide of british nationality not chummy much was found at the beginning of last month when she was pregnant but hope we old son recently died in a syrian refugee camp and this came as the bush hopes a country say that he was rufo king hope british citizenship that announcement was both criticized and supported the tragic death of show me a baby is a stain on the conscience of this government. it's against international law to make refugee camp where we know infant mortality to be high is morally reprehensible the home secretary failed to british child and he has a lot to our i understand this is a really terrible problem but on the other hand the job of the home secretaries to
protect all the people in the united kingdom if you have had advice and what was right thing to do and i totally support his decision we failed as a country to safeguard the child this was an entirely avoidable death of a british citizen there was no attempt to help by the home office i think it's shocking how the home secretary has treated this situation. is our band the day she r.h. and she left at the age of fifteen from the u.k. to join islamic state in syria when she was found in that refugee camp there the last month she said that the wish was to come back to the u.k. and head coach there but at the same time she also said she did not feel great joining islamic state now all of this comes as fighting intensifies around the last stronghold for the jihad this week in the year as it's all province we are hearing from senior officials of the syrian defense forces that hundreds are islamic state fighters have surrendered but at the same time hundreds more obvious few seem to
surrender and so the fighting continues. over. control over its lost her trees in syria it appears a sizable number of us old wives are not regretting the decision to join the militant group. there was little sympathy from our guests for the woman who had essentially picks thought of this debate show me a big. wig go right piece walking away with a picture full sentences she would have walked away with a picture full sentence in comparison we also out to be you know my own. her word that she didn't do anything that would have been let's say the act of terrorism. as marta kweisi in this country if she can be put on trial she should be put on trial but this is a woman who just weeks ago was just before the manchester bombing of
the area underground a concert in which you know all those children died and she was just before you. you know so you have to think the. level of indoctrination is really easy any child abuse a british citizen should be brought back to this country and frankly i think they should be forcibly removed from the power to put them in their supposed to be which we would then be. inhumane if you break the child away from its mother so we couldn't it was there was no other option i think the judge exactly what he should have done i applaud them for his bravery if you look at the front you look at belgium you look at germany and how many islamist terrorist attacks have actually been committed by people who have returned from syria then i wouldn't be glib
about it feelings to a side i let say that we're not going to join them in there but parity we're going to maintain our values of humanity the rule of law and justice and we're going to we're going to allow it back in to put on trial and i'll be very happy to see her in prison for a very long time for crimes we've got to make sure that there's safety and protection for those children when they have that they held to account and then there's going to be a global conversation maybe through the international criminal court to actually hold these fighters responsible for the crimes that they committed. human rights watch has released a damning report exposing torture and abuse of suspected of having links to islamic state in iraq the group says iraq and kurdish authorities routinely for suspects some as young as fourteen to confess using harsh methods report features a number of first hand accounts. sort of there are two shot. to me a shot i mean and so you know.
age of. the voice. of mr average job what i did. my family. a lot of our viewers at home. and in our home and there was the better when i had an affair. and the report describes the kind of torture to which the detainees are allegedly subjected among the methods said to be used by kurdistan regional authorities beatings with plastic pipes and electric cables as well as the use of electric shocks and stress positions. according to human rights watch at the end of last year iraqi and kurdish authorities were holding some fifteen hundred children over there ledge the affiliation with arsenal at least one hundred eighty five foreign children have been convicted on terror charges and sentenced to prison terms from one of the people behind the report.
iraqi authorities or no vote or abuse from the. kurdish there have charged hundreds of minors acts of terrorism because of their alleged presumed belonging to a islamic state these prosecutions very often rely on very you know dots for my commissions because they are based on confessions that were tortured out of the kids. children are number one considered as combatants who are trying just as adults combatants and that it is not fair that should be the international law is very clear and considers that children who are recruited by armed groups should be considered first and foremost as victims who need rehabilitation and reintegration into society rather than
imprisonment and torture. and we recommended the government the iraqi government and the hoodies to immediately feel suspected of having committed crimes and other violent actions well sure they should be tried but they should be tried accordingly to international. minors in all cases we recommend strongly that there is no practice of torture anymore and that investigations are open jewel hold all the perpetrators accountable these are the recondition that we have addressed to the kurdish and the iraqi government and nations from the iraqi government the countries cow to tara laws do provide for the detention and trial of anyone involved with us so that applies even if they have not committed violent crimes that only played support roles for example working as cooks or and hospitals and the founder of. the founder of infamous private security company blackwater known as academy says that the war in afghanistan may not actually be lost for the
united states so if the president trump expressed his willingness to withdraw from the country often any eighteen years of war is a senior correspondent. as a politician's nightmare not least for trump spite the president's boasts about ending this war about leaving afghanistan no it isn't happening as we make progress in these negotiations we will be able to reduce troops presence the political conditions where we are in the reconciliation right now don't merit that almost two decades of war of death and there's no end in sight over they've started talking round after round of negotiations between the taliban the us leading nowhere last year was the deadliest for civilians since the war began according to the un but there is hope if you can call it that i do
want to end the war by giving the afghan forces the means to survive and to be much more offense if you provide mentors and you provide air support and logistic support to those units they can actually get out and get after the enemy. erik prince the founder of the notorious private military for blackwater he's got a plan which he's been pitching widely to replace fifty thousand nato troops with some of his guys and a few thousand special forces and make millions of bucks along the way no doubt but hey peace has a price one that afghans don't seem to want to pay so how do you justify that you'll get a contract and go into the war in afghanistan given that you're making money out of this business please do us a favor and have a bold line between death of mercenaries of the democracy out mercenaries of death or fall from wrong though these guys mercenary groups like blackwater never went
away in fact they expanded turned into a company rebranded and now they want back into the big boys war but i never heard that. they were dead bodies everywhere in the city all humans and of the only two people in society among the dead bodies lying on the street that's who it was in the middle of seven years old.
just for a second the us hasn't had a stellar. rock record in afghanistan on the ground remember this scandal about american troops posing with dead bodies merrily firing that civilians and getting away with it time and time again scandal after scandal and these military forces we're talking about strict regulated controlled now imagine replacing them with men who are happy to kill for money mercenaries what do you think is that going to make of ghana stand a better place or help bring about an end to this endless war. great nation do not fight endless wars. thank
you and it's our expert legal analyst jennifer braden believes academy is just one of many private contractors eager to enter afghanistan after the u.s. withdrawal. blackwater has been stating that their presence there is going to maintain stability or stabilizing force just be a third party and the presence of two opposing afghan forces i think he's seen it this as a money making opportunity and money making and the moment that it was announced that the u.s. would be withdrawing from a skip afghanistan you're talking about every single major private security firm that wants to be in there wants to take over that gap wants to get whatever u.s. funding is going to be residual for private companies to come in and fill in that gap it's probably likely that the u.s. will say if you want this troops to happen if you want our military our defense department to leave we're going to have to leave a residual force in here whether that's a private contractor somebody else and you'll have to be ok with that the taliban has not agreed to any u.s. presence any private contractors and private military force i'm sure something that
would be seen as not good or not stabilizing was the most important issue is it's up to our government that's up to our leadership to ensure that any private contractors are adhering to very strict u.s. protocol and there is a bad actor when there is a criminal act that comes out we make sure that that is publicizing that the perpetrators are penalized and are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the laws within international law and with the laws of the country in which they are in the worst power cuts in decades yet more tension to the political crisis in venezuela more off to the brink.
it was not it molded you to trade or labor there's an environmental standards in the original now after thirty five years ago or those were given out because relations were more purely economic but now the religion is very very close intertwined. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. come back to the program the united states is ramping up pressure on venezuelan
president nicolas maduro u.s. national security advisor john bolton says that momentum is now on the side of the opposition leader. they have not sought to arrest quite oh and the national assembly in the opposition and i think one reason for that is that madeira fears if he gave that order it would not be a date but i do think the momentum is on the side of the kaleido president maduro says the ongoing government is working to solve the issue it comes a self-employed interim president want to go door says he will call a state of national emergency over the power cuts he's also asked for outside intervention to end the political crisis in the country federal court has more. street filings tough talk from the u.s. and now nationwide blackouts what a perfect time for the self-proclaimed president of venezuela to invite a foreign power to meddle in his own country. the solution is intervention and
washington looks ready to oblige what would make you use the u.s. military in venezuela it's an option we continue to say and we always will for the day all options are on the table all options are on the table all options are on the table all options are on the table because they always are it's no secret the u.s. has a soft spot for foreign interventions and they've picked the right guy for it as he is in no mood for talking it must be very clear to the world and to this regime that nobody will take part in this fake dialogue you want to go i am committed to international dialogue today tomorrow and always of course shooting first and asking questions later doesn't leave much room for dialogue fake or not and of course much of the population doesn't want war at all and interference from other countries cannot happen over the hands of the venezuelan people we chose nicolas maduro not. calling for a fatal war because it is a war against all the people of wind as well it is venezuela that should solve the
problems of venezuela the us should stop interfering in other countries affairs enough we don't want war we want peace and it's not just the venezuelans who disapprove just as america's interventions in iraq syria and libya all lacked international approval so the un leadership has already made it clear it wants no further escalation are you worried about the risk of internal military confrontation or even foreign i hope that the sink the. foreign intervention in both the medic of long ago gone there's a reason waving a big drawn out military occupation not to mention the bloodshed needed to even get their position in support of this is definitely a minority one and any sort of intervention into the country of military intervention as we've seen in other countries like libya syria afghanistan and iraq . well not be like the films of military intervention there will be bloodshed there
will be destruction i'm really caused chaos for the country talking about the power outage the mayor of caracas says the government is doing everything in its power to remedy the situation. there is alex tricity in all twenty two districts but there is not a single district where alec to a city would be supplied to all homes and some sectors alatri says he has not yet been restored as we have sad recovery will be gradual and since we're restoring the system manually there may be interruptions in power supply but there is a team that is working on this problem led by the president and vice president and we help solve problems in the large cities of the country we are grateful to the team for the efforts that it makes. for the past few weeks many media outlets have directly accused venezuela's president of ordering the destruction of a humanitarian aid convoy well it's been noticed that those responsible may in fact have been opposition protesters and the new york times discovered the error after
analyzing footage of the incident but this video is almost identical to the one we had at the end of february both shows how a burning rags separated from a molotov cocktail and hit a truck contradicting much of the mainstream media's description of events u.s. politicians lead an attack on nicolas maduro even before the incident was fully explained. c.n.n. seems so incendiary devices from police and the minister on side of the border ignite the trucks the networks journalists aren't sure if the trucks were burned on purpose each of the drugs burned bowman during. food or medicine this is a crime and if international law means anything he must be brought is for this the burning of trucks carrying badly needed food and medicine this is been response to peaceful efforts to help venezuelans. a reporter for c.n.n. says the misinformation was due to an unconfirmed report despite that the channel claimed its team had witnessed how police has thought of the fun. this is
a classic example of how misinformation spreads from an unconfirmed rumor to the twitter feeds off the top influences to the mass media you have to be joking with the street that will see in them the outlet where you work that led the way in spreading this lie over the world c.n.n. claimed it so with it so nice something that never happened the question we should add. two weeks after after we you know the propaganda in which you know all of the u.s. leader then you know harping on nearly to justify u.s. intervention and it's probably i wouldn't report on the ground that day all that information was you know all that there but you get there we know you know i think you know point of fact. we reported. that there were growing at the national. leadership to gather you know
challenge claims clear evidence that you know. media war against a campaign. you know lately you know legal attempt to out. the republican senator we heard about there also reacted to reports that an explosion had cut off electricity to some areas of the country marco rubio a longtime critic of president maduro said a transformer had exploded german. how money is the name of the journalist who reported the incident it actually happened at a substation in the east of the country is the headlines for this hour thanks for staying tuned to an audience a national back in thirty minutes with more global news updates. all.
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