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revolutionary leon trotsky, for $4.5 million. the white house says the deputy leader of i.s.i.l. has been killed, ahmed, i.s.i.l.'s man in iraq in charge of overseeing all the provinced under control of logistics and finance. means his death will be welcome news in the white house, this staple confirming a u.s. military strike this week. i.s.i.l. councilmember and as the senior deputy of the i.s.i.l. leader, abdel bakar al
baghdadi, was responsible for moving materials between iraqi iraq and syria. gle was an al qaeda operative, when al qaeda came into iraq after the invasion he joined the i.s.i.l. as did a lot of the al qaeda group and remember that that al qaeda and i.s.i.l, al qaeda told i.s.i.l. not to be so horned owz in the things they were doing. >> reportedly killed near mosul in northern iraq, as he traveled in a vehicle with another i.s.i.l. operative who also died. this is not the first time u.s. has claimed to kill him. >> well, we've heard a lot of this before but the fact that the white house not only confirmed it but said exactly where it occurred and how it occurred shows that they had very good intelligence and would i say this is a sign that the
strategy against the allies is starting to work. >> saddam hussein spent time in a u.s. prison. played a strong role in the capture of mosul, iraq's second largest city. i.s.i.l. then began consolidating its power across northern iraq and setting its sights on baghdad. his death won't necessarily halt i.s.i.l.'s advance nor diminish its authority in the area of controls. the group remains deeply entrenched in mosul where it controls most aspects of life. >> zeina khodr sent us this update from baghdad. >> reporter: i've been speaking with iraqis who have
contacts inside mosul. what they have been telling me is their contacts inform them that i.s.i.l. did indeed lose a high ranking official. a high ranking official has been killed but they still cannot confirm who. now, what we understand is that was a high ranking member of the council and in charge of the iraq's military operations in iraq. so if indeed it was confirmed that he was killed, it will be a blow to the operation. we also have to remember that i.s.i.l. is really a predecessor of al qaeda in iraq. most of the leadership came from al qaeda in iraq and they learned from the past and they made sure that the organization will not just depend on you know a few leaders replacing them. it would be easy to do but this man had military skills, he's from mosul so he knows the city quite well.
he is also -- he knows the people of the area which really gives him credentials and gives him the skills that i.s.i.l. needs and what really makes it a strong force, at the end of the day we have to remember something and that i.s.i.l. still controls iraq's second largest city. >> joshua walker is a former advisor to the u.s. state department. still no long term way to control i.s.i.l. >> the statement from the white house was significant but as far as the operational capabilities at we have had are heard it's hard to judge. it is part of the larger war to win the hearts and minds of the people in the region, to give confidence to defeat i.s.i.l, i think long term strategy is still to be determined. i think the challenge has been
who are we backing on the ground? there's a larger issue here in terms of having a regional solution and being able to have all the players on the same page. >> macedonian police have fired stun grenades to fire at thousands of refugees, on the bothered with imrees. greece. emma hayward reports. >> they spent hours to move from greece to macedonia, rocks were fired then this. smoke filling air. with police using stun grenades to try to keep people out. in the ensuing chaos, there was panic. most refugees here have a state conflict and few would have accepted this.
later more frustration and fear as numbers built up at the border. it was open for a short time and then quickly closed again. leaving the crowds desperate to be allowed through. but the heat and the crush was too much for some. tens of thousands of people have crossed through macedonia's borders heading north during the last month. too many say the authorities, they have declared a state of emergency in two border regions. the local transit station is a turntion point for many. while the -- turning point for many. while the border is being so closely guarded many will have to stay and wait wherever they can on the greek side. >> there are hundreds of vulnerable persons, women
babies, military needs, most of them stay in the open air. we do appeal to the greek authorities to take all necessary measures to address the humanitarian needs of the migrants at the borderline. >> macedonia says it will allow migrants to enter in numbers they can account for. a backlog of desperate men, women and children unsure where they can go next, knowing they can't go home. emma hayward, al jazeera. >> northern french town of calais, on thursday breath ann and francbritain andfrance agre, at least ten people have died
trying to cross since june. french police are questioning a funman who opened fire with an automatic weapon on a high speed train. being overpowered by two off duty soldiers on the same carriage. two wounded in criminal condition. the government says its top antiterror unit is investigating the attack. >> translator: since we are the demonstratest caution should be to yet to that's why i'm asking everyone to be cautious regarding reports about the identity and profile of the individual has been arrested and is now in custody. >> greece's main opposition party is trying to form anew government. following the resignation of
alexis tsipras on friday. john siropolous has more. >> maybe someone else will do better. we expected a better deal but he tried very hard. >> most greeks want more stability. >> translator: it's a bad idea. we're voting every six months. that suggests something deeply wrong with the political system and it especially effects those of us who are unemployed. we believed in tsipras. he did not stick to his promises and if a politician can't do that it's better if he doesn't stand. >> reporter: seven months of negotiations resulted in a bailout loan and strict austerity measures. allowing the economy to slide back into recession, antiques
dealer has felt the brunt of the eight year recession. he used to count the rich and famous among his 800 clients. he has now given up his business and locked his valuables in cellars. >> tsipras is trying to escape. his party knows the difficulties before it. it promised much and gave nothing. they said they would abolish the property tax and tear up the austerity deal. they did none of it. did what they were told. >> open season on disirs. syriz. only control 106 seats far short
of the 151 they need to govern in the 300 seat legislature. join them about a coalition which would possibly includeon a sir ddasyriza government. greeks are personality oriented. while the appeal of alexis tsipras lasts they are unlikely to succeed. john siropolous, al jazeera, athens. >> lots more to come on al jazeera, two year after chemical attacks, what justice for people of guta. a new study questions aggressive treatment of early stage breast cancer. more on that, stay with us.
>> welcome back to the top stories here the white house says the deputy leader of i.s.i.l. has been killed in a an air strike. charge of operations in iraq. macedonian police have fired stun grenades. a state of emergency was declared on thursday. deal with people trying to make their way snort p and fremple police are questioning a gunman who opened fire on an automatic
weapon. being overpowered by two off-duty u.s. soldiers. north korea has threatened to respond with force. north has asked the ... ... both armies are on high alert after exchanging fire on thursday. north korea's leader kim jong-un, south korean park young hi says she expects an immediate response from her army if net. harry fawcett send a report from seoul. >> as is their tradition, nonetheless the information is interesting, the military
apparently according to the source, 76.2 millimeter artillery guns, military demar case line, the border, which they judge to be a strike on the loudspeakers which have been broadcasting across the dmz into northern territory, the north koreaens say they want this to seacease and be dismantled. whether it is 5 p.m. in north korea or 5 p.m. in pyongyang a half hour later we are unclear. a flurry of information coming from the other side in the last few hours. we've had a statement saying the loud speakers are in the sights of the weapons. declaring that north korea would not resolve from going to all out war if that's what it took saying the situation is on the brink of war and barely
controllable. defense minister says while he places the highest priority on civilian lines, he wants to as he puts it severe, it will respond many times what it takes in terms of any military strike which comes from the north. we wait to see what happens when this deadline expires. >> now it's been two years since the chemical gas attack on the syrian attack of guta, barack obama warned of consequences and promised a strike but that never happen. patty culhane explains. >> reporter: the images of suffering were seen across the world and inside the white house. the u.s. president had warned the assad government more than once that this just couldn't happen. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around before being used.
that would change any calculus, would change my pleasure. >> the president said the u.s. would hit the syrian military with targeted strikes but at the last minute he said he wanted to get the approval of the u.s. congress first. didn't look like he could get the votes then this off the cuff remark that the state department changed the course of history. >> sure, you could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community, turn it over, and allow a full and total accounting for that but he isn't about to do it and it can't be done, obviously. >> reporter: with russian backing it was done. most chemical weapons were removed. but even the president's own cia green says that lacked credibility. >> the president has to have credibility to take action. it's not just syria, it's the
rest of the world that is watching. >> the president himself has disputed that. >> the fact that we didn't have to fire a missile to get that accomplished is not a failure to uphold those international norms. it's a success. >> reporter: the syrian ambassador at the time robert ford has quit in protest, president bashar al-assad would have come to the negotiating table and he said, there are consequences on the ground in syria still. >> if you look at what was happening on the ground in syria after that, october, november, december, 2013, the beginning of 2014, the islamic state grew, and the el nusra front grew as a result. the west lost credibility. >> two years later, u.s. is
bombing inside iraq, the u.s. is once against investigating claims that the assad government has used chemical weapons. the u.s. president isn't drawing any red lines around that. patty culhane, al jazeera. >> medical sources say the, ... ... and is a regular target. but opposition activists say the syrian government is deliberately targe targeting syn neighborhoods. two pilots have been killed on the border of yemen. they died when their apache helicopter crashed. 65 civilians have been killed by saudi air strikes. ta'izz has become the focus of fighting in recent weeks between houthi rebels and the government forces.
the fighting in yemen has destroyed and damaged many cultural sites and artifacts. now unesco has devised an emergency plan to try to preserve the cultural relics. natasha guinane has more. >> burnt buildings with ye metric patterns. this is one of the reasons why unesco designated the old city of sanaa a world heritage site and calling for emergency% to preserve yemen's cultural treasures. >> our hearts are in pain. old sanaa is history. it is islam, it is dignity. >> reporter: since the war in yemen began in march bombing and shelling have destroyed a complex of house he and damaged
this 12th century mosque. the fighting has also reached ancient sites across the country. this castle in ta'izz and this dam in the province of mareb are damaged. >> translator: they don't want yemen to live. our heritage which the world knows of is gone. >> unesco once described the old city of sanaa a jewel of old islamic lands. many say the only way to guarantee that is for the war in yemen to end. natasha guinane, al jazeera. >> turkish president recep tayyip erdogan said he will meet the parliament on monday. failed to get a simple majority in june's elections. talks with two other parties ...
unsuccessful. venezuelan president nicholas maduro has declared a state of emergency look the bothered, maduro's ordered the closure of two border crossings and plans to increase the military presence in the area. guatemala's former president has been implicated in a customs kickback scheme that led to her resignation in may. protesters claim president otto perez is also involved. breast cancer has killed 500,000 women every year. a new u.s. study suggests remove of the breast has little impact on stopping the spreading of the disease.
>> reporter: dcif, ductile carcinoma in situ, removal of in some cases both breasts but the journal of the american medical association says getting a mastectomy has he little to do with the outcome. >> just a lumpectomy it turned out they did just as well in terms of survival as those women who had aggressive treatments. >> the study followed 100,000 of these patients for 20 years. stage zero breast cancer had just about the same likelihood of dying of the disease as the general population. that's raising the question, are tens of thousands of women being unnecessarily treated? deb had a mastectomy, she now
counsels others to go through the process. >> it may make people stop and think a little bit more. they may feel they don't need to rush into something, that there is time to think. >> it's not a bad thing. >> not a bad thing at all. >> oncologist says a more control study is needed. that looks at women with no treatment. >> another piece of information that makes us consider does this person really need radiation? do they really neat tomoxofin, do they really need surgery. >> the study shows some people have higher risk, black women and women under 40. the best of thing to do is consult your doctor. kristin saloomey, new york. >> says some women are probably getting unnecessary treatment. >> there is a lot we don't know about dcif, there are some new
tools out that tell us more about the biology, can tell us really about the biology, these early stage lesions, i think it's important to know one size doesn't fit all, from very slow growing to things that are very aggressive. so everyone shouldn't be treated the same. but in this stage zero cancer, we've been operating and taking a lot of these lesions out, now up to 60,000 a year. for more than a decade we haven't really seen that concomitant drop in the invasive cancer level. but i think it's safe to say we're probably overtreating so some of these lesions we can start to just watch and offer active surveillance. i think that's a very important opportunity for people. >> it's 75 years since one of communism's most famous revolutionaries was
assassinated. leon trotsky made his first home in a sprawling mansion in istanbul. it's now on the market for $4.4 approximately. but as bernard smith reports, it comes by a catch. >> surrounded by the meang mansf capitalism's millionaires. nearly compiled from the soviet union, his former mansion is up for sale for $4.4 million. in a twist that makes a former communist smile, whoever buys this won't be able to use it for a private home. >> four years ago, they made it part of the cultural ministry to buy it but it's a very difficult
restoration. >> it's estimated a restoration would cost around $1 million. trotsky chose this place because it gave him a sense of security from the assassins he knew moscow was sending. he traveled further through europe and in through mexico. it was there trotsky was murdered with an ice pick under stalin's orders. >> translator: trotsky wasn't the kind of person to get sad. we however should be upsettle at the statupset atthe state of thl mansion. the turkish authority, had a letter that said upon my return. to see it in this state. >> it has changed little since trotsky was here. elsewhere in the world life has
moved on. like the political philosophy he championed, trotsky's house will soon just disappear. bernard smith, al jazeera, the ukada island, istanbul. >> all the news on our website, there it is on our screen, aljazeera.com. . >> an "america tonight". a look at the world of weed. what the dutch warned could be a problem in the states. that's a side effect. that's not what people want