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saturday morning here in moscow a very. political and militant group hezbollah has officially confirmed it's fighting islamic state alongside syrian government forces they launched a joint offensive against terrorist positions on the syria border in the west. the operation is taking place and i saw as the last stronghold along the border with lebanon the terror group set up a military base in a mountainous area inside syria islamic state had been moving closer to the sole refugee camp just across the border in lebanon on these emily soon i'll delving into the history of hezbollah's presence in syria lebanon's hezbollah has long been
fighting alongside assad government forces throughout the six year syrian civil war but for the first time the armed group is making it official. hezbollah claims it's driving and isis terrorists as well as rebels out of the last foothold on the syrian lebanese border a mountainous region seen here on the map the green part here is controlled by al nusra and rebels and the black here by isis so far it sounds like just another development in the ongoing fight against terrorism in syria right so what's the big deal let's break it down. as well as presence in syria has always been a bone of contention as israel the u.s. and the arab league all view the group as a terrorist organization and levanon hizbollah a terrorist organization you just towns to shield itself of tens of thousands of
illegal rockets its militias stand side by side with syrian troops as they slaughter this the syrian people iran continues to support terrorism including palestinian terrorism has been and also assists hamas hezbollah is a terrorist organization and they are currently. cross international loans in fighting in another country overtly it's in no way trying to demonize a group that is fighting against western against american against israeli and saudi interests and the region. but not everyone categorized as hezbollah fighters as terrorists the list of those who don't include syria russia china and of course iran which funds it and helped create the group in
the eighty's the russian. and allies and they came here legally the support us again to terrorists there are many participants in the fighting the syrian armed forces and those forces that are usually called group government including his bullets which is supported by the iranians his blood is fighting alongside this. block against. terrorist groups the western media has proven that there were supported by western countries by the united states by saudi arabia and also by israel. so why is hezbollah being more brazen in syria all of a sudden they're using the flag as. might be an attempt to assure the supporters of hezbollah that the fight will go on i guess the terrorist groups until the end looks like has a ball that's waving its flags openly in syria as is feeling confident it's on the
winning side another front against eisold was open to the end of may when u.s. backed kodesh forces reached the terrorists' capital rocka the battle to retake the city is raging and it's resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced here are some of the stories. i came from rucker nothing is left in iraq except for destruction because of the coalition and i still see but the strength of the coalition will worsen some villages were wiped out some neighborhoods were demolished houses families children women all were headed by the random strikes.
and most are left my neighbors at home in the evening and went to sleep outside i came back in the morning just to find twelve of the date the children the mother and the man i buried them because of the shelling to get out of the to coalition targeted everyone just the same he kills one person from and everyone else around there is no religion that's not been targeted some people lost their houses of their lost their children and wives. the massacres in iraq are committed by isis and the coalition warplanes together what can i say the streets are full of dead bodies our humanitarian groups are concerned about the possible cost of victory in iraq after another i saw a stronghold the iraqi city of most saw was retaken at
a heavy price with scores of civilians injured i'm killed and many more were forced to flee most all of which is now in a state of devastation i spoke to my day from the u.k. based charity muslim aid she visited the liberated city and described what she saw . my main objective of this trip was to for muslim aid was to do a needs assessment to look at what we can do to help rehabilitate and rebuild mosul and help the people of mosul and also went to go in and help with the. distribution that we're doing in the neighborhoods there so i went to visit some of the neighborhoods in which we were evacuating the people of mosul and also the camps that we operate in and what i saw was just i mean it was indescribable it was like a movie set it's completely obliterated the whole city is ruined. you know those
cars that have been completely obliterated it was like you know i've said this to other people it's like a movie set it was just crazy nothing like i expected act even though i had seen the movie. pictures before. it's different when you're there because what you can't seen in photos is is the smell. you know if i was in a school where it which had not been cleared yet. there were still bodies underneath the rubble. and i asked my colleagues i said you know what is that smell and they said it's you know people have died here and they've not been cleared so there's basically the smell of death and small talk and sewage and it adds to the whole atmosphere of the whole city being ruined you know all the buildings are destroyed i don't think i saw one fully standing building is it's just the entire city is gone it's going to take a long time to to get back to what it was they were living in very difficult
conditions they. were very restricted in what they would could and could not do. you know they they were very restricted in terms of access to food you know obviously mostly made as a humanitarian organization so our primary concern is the humanitarian situation and so. in asking that question it was mainly you know along the lines of what it is that they need. and they were all very new tricia and because you know under occupation they were not able to access that much food or water or even medical care you know everything to the prices of everything shot so you would see people having to you know sell everything they own just to get you know some sugar or rice . in time past or in moscow if you're looking perhaps for something a little out of the ordinary for the holidays maybe israel has the answer it's running an anti terror camp where you can experience being a hostage. you
me about. the idea really. really what they do don't always have to. treat the right. situation in order to go back home and you hear or see. something new. however is its location it's situated in the west bank which palestinians consider as occupied territory. has been condemned by palestinian officials. said the mostly american tourists attending the camp with their by directly supporting the occupation of their land we also spoke to a middle east expert who thinks israel is not doing itself any favors. by setting up that venture this is something israel has been doing for
a very long time reinforces the notion to american visitors in particular that. the conflicts can only be solved by military force that the palestinians of the bad guys that the israelis are the good guys i don't think the israelis are really doing themselves a favor though by having this sort of very blatant violence and. tourist oriented operation of bring in americans in particular to train them on the so-called palestinian terror threat it is a move that is so clearly rejects the international view of what should be happening in in occupied palestinian territory. the number of migrants arriving in italy growing by the day a group dubbed defend europe is trying to stem the flow it's sailing
a ship to the area in a bid to turn back migrant boats coming from africa the vessel will be based in the syrian port of qatar and it will patrol the mediterranean off the coast of libya and the mission says it wants to expose humanitarian groups that it claims are working directly with people smugglers and accuses them of effectively providing migrants a taxi service direct to europe the activists of bankrolling the mission with money raised through crowd funding and so far they've got more than one hundred twenty six thousand dollars but the mission is being accused of being racist. trying to challenge one of those behind it and also gauge the reaction from locals. we're at the port of in sicily among the ships that come into the sport you will every now and then see boats full of migrants but we are here to talk to an activist who is expecting the arrival of a very different kind of boat with
a very controversial purpose. so somewhere around here will probably arrive by next week. what we cherish of course is a cultural identity are you a racist or an extremist organization your final purpose is what. we want to ensure that europe stays in europe this is what some people call racism and i think the european union should feel ashamed now they want to use sicily as a rallying point for disgusting racism that does not belong to our culture i know that our welcoming culture is disliked by european fascists but we won't give up we are not going to be silent in the face of this call to violence against desperate human beings these peoples need to buy history books we're not trying to provoke a situation where anybody's life is that risk so you're not attacking them are no
we're not attacking migrants we're not going to attack the n.g.o.s we would just try to document what they're doing and we want to make sure that these n.g.o.s are not working as some kind of proxy for the human traffickers what happens if you see that someone's life is in danger we will also come and rescue them and what are you going to do when a refugee on your boat well we will try to bring them to africa again. people of sicily have gotten used to migrants to the many n.g.o.s that have come here to help but an anti migrant angio patrolling the mediterranean that is something most people here have never heard of so let's ask the locals about the concept what do you think of the end. theo's that are working in the mediterranean to help the migrants the moon is the third is the bit i don't like what they doing what if this is right twinning and geo both doesn't sound good this is the boat.
the right wing activists will be on this boat they will be patrolling the mediterranean to make sure that there is no illegal migration and to make sure that the n.g.o.s don't break the laws what do you think about that good job like that it's good and the opinion of the migrants. they don't want migrants here i mean. if they don't one migrants i mean they have to be out to make a peace in the sense that they say if they rescue migrants from the boats they will take them back to africa that this is. what go on how can someone who does live i mean up in the middle of militancy you know take the bus to africa that's the thing i mean some people call them racists do you agree with that there's no racist bruce sellery there's already too many people here yet no jobs so there's no room for everyone. do you think that's racist i don't think so and i'm not against helping migrants but we should help them in their own countries so here's a scene that seems to have become typical for sicily we've got
a park where we can see the migrants then and geo group to help them and also their locals who are still feeling the burden of the economic crisis and don't want migrants and their hometown and all of them are in one same park and it's out international thanks for joining us so far for this program the pentagon admits another deadly friendly fire incident in afghanistan more on that after the break.
i do think that archie is a propaganda arm of the russian government and helps to spread. information that helps advance russia's interest and so that's why i think it's important for people like me to come on if it were me would be somebody who was less capable who would maybe not do as good a job presenting the american point of view. could have you with us today for this program the u.s. military now confirming that one of its last strikes in the helmand province killed an unknown number of quote friendly afghan forces according to local officials up
to thirty five local police officers including two commandos were killed with many others wounded last month at least three afghan policemen were killed in a similar incident there are also be numerous incidents of afghan forces killing allied american troops the very same day the three officers were killed and afghan commandos opened fire on american soldiers killing three and injuring one of the taliban claimed responsibility for that attack. meanwhile the american soldiers were injured another so-called green on blue were sold in afghan soldiers with nato troops. picks up the story for hearing condolences from u.s. officials in response to the afghan security forces that were killed but the numbers that we're seeing being released by the u.s. air force confirm that the situation in afghanistan is escalating as of now according to the numbers that we have from the u.s. air force since the beginning of twenty seventeen there been one thousand six
hundred thirty four different instances of munitions expended from u.s. forces in afghanistan keep in mind that in two thousand and fifteen the total was only two hundred ninety eight and in two thousand and sixteen it was only five hundred forty five now this number of munitions being released this number of airstrikes actually brings the situation in afghanistan to the level that it was at in two thousand and twelve when u.s. forces were all across the country getting into skirmishes with taliban forces two thousand u.s. troops have actually died in afghanistan and a number of them have died from friendly fire incidents like the one that just recently took place there was the famous incident where pat tillman the celebrity football player who had volunteered to fight in afghanistan was killed by friendly fire at this point there are eight thousand five hundred u.s. troops in afghanistan alongside five thousand other nato forces that are in the country as the escalation of air strikes continues more air strikes are being carried out more munitions are being fired the risk for afghan security forces as
well as for u.s. troops in the country is rising. this should not make such which will have a huge you don't need to without. going to their ship over a moment going to be definitive these kind. of an absolutely. it doesn't. make many people aren't doing. them and it also it will make their recruitment process much much easier definitely. definitely they are able to frustration and. will greet these kind of frustration and definitely mr danley that going to visit him will be in a very very difficult situation seeing his people his soldiers. but his friends the americans so it is it is our only position. oxfam's released
a new report on yemen calling the cholera outbreak quote worst on record the number of people with the disease is now the largest ever recorded in any country in a single year. yemen has been embroiled in conflicts since twenty fifteen when a saudi led coalition began its incursion against who the fighters more than ten thousand people have since been killed he once reported a number of times about civilians dying there and air strikes and other means over
the saudis claim but who are these pose a direct threat to their borders. yemen a representative says sales to saudi arabia have to stop in order to directly and this humanitarian crisis. the ongoing war is very much a part of the problem and need to add and we basically are calling for a cease fire and of course we calling for the stock. of arms. to saudi arabia to be used in yemen had bombing is not the solution it's you can't bomb a country into. into pieces or whatever the aim is basically the parties need to come together and reach a peace agreement and end the conflict and at least for now give us. and the international community the u.n. and the government the time an opportunity to respond to the cole right crisis. college in the charlotte mountains of central china girls practice kung fu dressed
as hard as the boys they live in fairly spartan conditions the younger student is just three years old they train the stream really hard each day using knives so would some close combat weapons with the goal of becoming the most complete fighter and watch the premier of little miss come for one the twenty fourth of july on this channel.
but looks style and mannerisms of donald trump have fascinated the media the billionaire businessman made his bid for the white house. just how important it is to be seen as a hip president. america's commander in chief is meant to be a representation of the country as a whole and its values and what does america pride itself on if not diversity we believe our diversity our differences when joined together by a common set of ideals makes a strong americans are a diverse people with respect and concern for every single human being in this
country and being very different from previous u.s. presidents donald trump seems to know what it's like to be the outcast his everyday guy in your face persona is one of the things that got him elected i think by single greatest passion of any assets i have is fight temperament oh i just i just . think i'm much more humble than you would understand. you call a women you don't like that higgs your twitter account really really let you know donald. but it's also what he's attacked for by some of his detractors recently we've seen the media become preoccupied with trump's personal habits some choose to dissect his food choices slamming him for his love of red meat exotic meals fast food you name it it's true he's not like obama who reportedly only eats seven lightly salted almonds for a night snack others criticize the president's lack of obvious exercise dubbing him the least athletic president in u.s. history well maybe a more athletic build is the key to being popular and
a few outlets have gone as far as to warn that trump's unique and often unscripted style of speech may be an indicator of mental health issues many fell in love with obama because he was seen as a cool hip guy. which apparently is not the case with mr trump and that could be hurting him more than he knows because according to a recent poll that's how his predecessor scored high in approval ratings and that same poll shows that sixty five percent of those. who disapprove of trump do so because of his personality this is a cultural issue they want to force trump into. and joking because he represents in that sense the other side of the cultural divide and i so it looks like america's champions of diversity disapprove of trump despite him being the man
who arguably has made the presidency more diverse perhaps a few more hip trappings could help but probably not. washington d.c. we also have legal analyst lionel why people who claim to be in favor of diversity continue to botch one of the most colorful presidents in u.s. history. the biggest con in the world is that what people call the liberals and they're not liberals they have no belief system they have no platform the ideology no truth no future no nothing these are the people who supposedly are liberal they're the ones who are calling for war with syria why because who ever was against they were for you just say i hate trump and. dell deal with any other problem you have i hate but i'm not crazy about. transgender migration bathroom ok i hate when i'm not sure about women's rights ok well
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