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come. into systems. w. . this is d. w. news line from but the syrian government deploys its army to a key kurdish held town to deter a turkish attack damascus says its forces went to man beach at the request of kurdish forces and chose to prevent a bloodbath so what does that leave the kurdish militia use main ally the u.s. is preparing to leave the region also coming up tensions rise in the democratic
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republic of congo ahead of sunday's delayed presidential election opposition candidate school for a general strike off storage was suspended voted to end some of the a key strongholds. and the indonesians struggle to get back to daily life evolved in last weekend's devastating tsunami we meet the fisherman abuse program has gone and so does the tourist who used to find his carriage. and. i'm going to home free glad you could join me another twist in the syrian civil war as government forces office a port to the codes at their request now the deployment of the syrian army to the town of mt man the beach comes ahead of a threatened turkish assault there and while russia welcomes the move and turkey decries it ankara is sending its defense of foreign ministers to moscow for talks
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on the shifting situation following the announced u.s. withdrawal of its troops from the region. u.s. forces still patrol the flashpoint town of men beach but after last week's white house announcement it's not clear for how long. what is clear is that turkey feels emboldened and has sent troops towards the border after and cora threatened to attack my beach to eliminate what it calls a terrorist threat the town called on the syrian army to help them as everyone waits for the next move turkey's president says he has no interest in taking territory. copra busy areas belong to syria where against the division of syria now sole aim is to remove all terrorist organizations from the. once terrorist organizations have left. most people have nothing left to do they. called us. for president has also said the kurdish forces had no
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right to call in the syrian army while russia which backs the syrian government has hailed the army's move. to produce is definitely a positive step toward stabilizing the situation. on the computer this trend to expand the areas of government control is a positive one going to be to them. as the diplomats argue over how to fill the void that u.s. forces will soon leave the fate of man beach hangs in the balance and may become clearer when turkey's top ministers meet their russian counterparts in moscow on saturday. and to discuss these latest developments in syria i'm joined now by international security analyst marcus calling good to see you at this the i'm not to talk about marcus let's start off them with the kurdish forces in syria why no apparent marriage of convenience with the syrian army i mean couple of days ago we
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were discussing the implications of the u.s. withdrawal from syria and today we have seen at least one meeting placate kings the kurds in all but here have lost their most important ally with them with withdrawal or no withdrawal of u.s. forces from syria and their fall they have to really or. and there are political preferences and that explains his unusual and unexpected step. as you called it the merits of comedians between two opposing forces the old and the codice and also the militia. golden syrup militia and the syrian government right i mean as you point out that seems to be the moves that has changed everything at the moment in this current situation we've heard from the tech ish president had one saying that he just wants to remove what he calls a terrorist organization of course referring to the y p g can we expect turkey to stay out of syria then if the syrian army takes over from the kurdish troops i mean
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turkey has not stayed out of syria where its two main job military operations which have led to some. occupied syrian territory by the turkish forces i don't expect any major military had been installed the turkish for one simple reason being turkey has accomplished they are made just tricky to gold to avoid. or going to avoid the kurdish independent state in the middle east which has been the overarching foreign policy goal of all to the governments for the last decades and they accomplish this goal without intervening another time with occupying another part of syria and verify the do not see me to read for military ben and we understand let's say than on the diplomatic side that turkish and russia misses a meeting in moscow on saturday to discuss the u.s. pullout in can we expect a truce or at least a common goal to come out of those discussions i know to really show but way of
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what we're going to see or what is emerging is the post war syrian although the powers are merging who are shaping the poles was here in on it the one in the country is syrian president assad he's the dominant political as well as military falls and the three major. paul's have emerged turkey iran and russia and it's interesting and maybe for a lot of people frustrating the old west to put it this way does not play any major role in shaping the polls syrian post was hearing all and i would go so far as to say the post-war middle east oh no role for the united states and no role for the european union i mean talk about the post war syria and the order that we could potentially be seeing now some people might say it's a power struggle and with that in mind and that potentially emerging might u.s. troops then decide to stay longer in the country no date has actually been set at the moment have pulled out. difficult to say as we have seen for the last two years
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for the u.s. president trump is rather unpredictable so it might be the case that he's revising his default decision all the decision of this week but as far as i can see the overarching goal has been to i says i saw in the middle east syria as well as our rock and. the preference of these these two puts on to leave u.s. forces in iraq six withdraw forces from syria syria and that doesn't make sense from the streets the strategic part a few because the second overarching goal is to contain to put political pressure on and therefore the military presence in syria is not desperately needed from the u.s. to start i mean the president has always made very clear right from beginning of his campaign and indeed he said that this is not about nation building he's also said and that the us all courts no longer the suckers all those need us to direct
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quite all this need to continue fighting the war in syria could that work i'm a very short think what we're going to see is a dominant president. and we have two different maps you know political map and a military map the military member shows grow. going areas of the rule of prison that's not ruled by you by his forces about certain parts which have not been reconquered by the syrian forces the political map clearly shows that he's in the driver's seat and every time we talk about the few political future of syria the political process of syria i think there's no way. of exempting that he's the dominant person international security analyst marcus khan good to have your analysis thank you you thank. and now some of the other stories making news around the world a roadside bomb blast has killed two vietnamese tourists traveling in
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a bus near the pyramids of giza in egypt at least twelve more people were injured in the explosion there has been no claim of responsibility for the attack egypt's wolf already said been fighting islam this medicine since the twenty eleven posting all former president hosni mubarak. demonstrators have taken to the streets of the sudanese capital khartoum calling on president bashir to step down protests began earlier this month over rising prices and shortages of basic commodities in the sea international says at least thirty seven protesters have been shot dead by security forces. thousands of fled the nor the nigerian town of often attacked by boko haram militants the nigerian army says the jihadists new to an international military base in the town and seized a trade for weapons boko haram insurgents have stepped up their attacks ahead of third theories presidential election. now elections are also taking place in the
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democratic republic of congo on sunday in the country's president joseph kabila says the long delayed call will go ahead despite a decision to suspend polling in some areas until march could be has a blamed an outbreak of the deadly ebola virus that opposition groups say the move is politically motivated. makeshift barricades burned in protest a bad omen for sunday's already contentious presidential election in a country that hasn't held a peaceful one since independence from belgium in one nine hundred sixty now residents in and around benny a city in northeastern democratic republic of the congo may not cast their votes until march the country's electoral commission says that's due to the severe ebola outbreak and rebel fighting that's plagued the area more than one million of forty . a million registered voters could be affected by the delay protesters however see the decision as more to do with politics than safety but look up because they need
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to get us another president who will govern this country and if that doesn't happen we shall create chaos starting from today until a solution is found if it calls for us to die then so be it. will not go far the president he's so angry at is joseph kabila in power since two thousand and one and now stepping aside the ebola affected region getting its vote postponed is a stronghold for opposition to could be the and his preferred candidate emmanuel rama zani should dari should dari faces twenty one opposition candidates martin for you though is one of the leading contenders. to. what. could be less electoral favor it is also the target of european union sanctions he and more than a dozen other congolese officials stand accused by the e.u.
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of obstructing the electoral process and related human rights violations in retaliation the congolese government has opted to egypt the e.u. and bassett are giving him forty eight hours to get out that leave sunday's election already two years behind schedule largely without international observers mostly because they've been denied accreditation. indonesia's disaster agency has lowered the death toll from last week's c. nami the official toll now stands at four hundred twenty six dead with twenty three people still missing authorities will say one resident stay at least one kilometer in landing case of an eruption of the crack a table triggering another tsunami but such warnings have not stopped some residents from trying to start rebuilding their license and the central sent us this report. sometimes the sea is a friend sometimes
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a photo mark says he's a fisherman in love one west java who is look to the sea for his livelihood and as a source of food. i could make as much as fifty euros a week from fishing shearing the monsoon season we depend on our store it's where we sell food to tourists right in calm this used to be my store the tsunami swept along by now it's gone. to mock still has his home and his family is safe but without their livelihood the future is uncertain. they used to be many people on the beach every die. they came from nearby cities and even from jakarta. now there is no one. so. it is the waves rolling into the beaches of west java that bring in many local tourists indonesians who want to escape the crowded and frenetic pace of nearby jakarta come here for
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a quick break especially during the holiday season a few days ago these waves turned into a giant tsunami and fears of a second one are keeping vacationers away turning this once tourist spot into a ghost town. the government gave us some food and water but no money to rebuild our store and that will not be enough unless we receive regular assistance. the obvious things that the tsunami took away were lives and homes but the waves have also left people in limbo uncertain about what tomorrow will bring. israeli or a most always has died at the age of seventy nine his daughter said on twitter he died of cancer always wasn't a crime novelist and essayist he wrote extensively about the israeli palestinian conflict a proponent of a two state solution he was
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a leading voice in israel's peace movement his works were translated into more than forty languages and his memoir a tale of love and darkness was a worldwide best seller. three. you're watching news from i've had it all for you at the top of the hour of course you can always get the latest on our web site that is d w don't call thanks and have a few companies see very see. the first corner. in her journey back to freedom. in our interactive documentary. in the regular returns home in the. tanks.


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