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still unsure i should be almost as you pull me through for. the attacker who went on my deadly for stopping rampage in finland on friday is said to have moved from germany raising fresh concerns on the lack of border control. as the hunt intensifies where twenty two year old moroccan born man believed to be behind the bombs the lone advantage all parties are concerned he may have already escaped across the border. new witness accounts of refugees from morocco paints a worrying picture of what's developing in the syrian city meanwhile the secretary general of the norwegian refugee council tell those people are dying and getting
close to fire between terrorists and coalition and strikes. urban warfare and especially here raids where it's massively risking civilian casualties these people are we could pour in the whole recruitment process prior to twenty seven these morbid fear of displacement that people had sold. and president trying to set to announce his highly anticipated new strategy for the afghan war with some expecting a radical change in approach to the sixteen year old flick. hello there at six pm here in russia and you're watching the scene tonight are still with me thank you aaron good to have you with us this hour. and the top story
financial targets have names the main suspects behind friday's terror attack in the city of to. meche car it's emerged he moved from germany in late two thousand and fifteen police apparently knew about the suspects possible radicalized nation a year before the attack on his piece all of a has more from berlin. finnish courts of started giving out more information about their main suspect in friday's deadly stabbing attack deadly knife attack on the streets of the south western city of go they named their main suspect is eighteen year old abdel rahman meche car moroccan national who had according to the authorities failed in an asylum application in finland it's also been revealed though that he had spent time in germany now. is the main suspect as he was shot at the scene following the attack that took place on friday that left
two people dead eight more wounded in what authorities are saying is an attack that was designed to target women now it's also being put across is that the it's the first ever terrorist attack that's taken place in finland it does throw more questions about one of the key founding principles of the european union that of freedom of movement when we look the. it seems was able to travel from germany where they understood he lived back in twenty fifteen over to finland we don't know the route in which he took but he said he hasn't so far appeared on any. austerities watch lists along that way before popping up in finland others as they say being the main suspect in this fatal attack. spanish media citing council and officials have identified you know. as the man behind the wheel in last week's deadly barcelona van attack police believe the suspect may now
have fled to france they also warn that he's dangerous and might be armed and be our q.b. is believed to have been part of a twelve member cell were sponsible for the deadliest terror attacks in spain in thirteen years the instance took place in barcelona and can brill's according to the latest figures fifteen people were killed in the two at. x. pictures of the alleged perpetrators have also emerged showing them in their cars before they carried out the atrocities with with the manhunt for the barcelona driver still under way more and garcia breaks down how open borders have long been playing into the hands of jihadists on the run. in this day and age of truthful surveillance radicals who are often known to police could move down more than one hundred people in broad daylight and get away they can cross twenty six european countries and there won't be
a single border checkpoint the entire way could the suspected barcelona have crossed into france we don't have any specific information on this but it cannot be ruled out frightening isn't it you would have thought europe might have learned its lesson the first time around or the second or the third how many terror attacks of their even being in the last three years the sad and tragic truth is europeans have largely lost track our hearts were broken by the attacks in paris nice berlin stockholm manchester london and other cities these days unfortunately the wave of international terrorism is brutally hitting us turning barcelona and campbell's into the latest scenes of terrorist injustice here is a little map of recent europe trips undertaken by jihad ists i miss amery runs over almost seventy people in burlington and makes it as far as italy before
he's accidentally court. mohammed travelled all the way from greece to france through at least eight european countries with a fake passport before blowing himself up in paris salah adel salam involved in paris attacks that killed and injured need five hundred people traveled through at least nine european states before the attack he was on terror watch lists and they eventually found him in belgium often it's been the case that the powers that the. authorities already had weren't being used but notwithstanding that they then introduced the authorities the government's new legislation giving new powers to the police and security services notwithstanding that it wasn't any lack of those powers in the first place that led to the intelligence failures and it may well be that that's true here and the same applies to border controls but it remains
a possibility that you may have crossed the spanish border anybody that knows our border knows that as indeed is the case throughout very much of western europe that those borders are extremely porous you can go across as a car in a car in the back of a vehicle or even walk across in some cases they see it isn't punishment itself that deters crime it's the end of it to billet seat of punishment but thanks to europe's open borders perspective terrorists can be sure no matter what they always have that chance to slip away ok news just in spanish police are saying an operation is under way in one of the suburbs of boston lono it's not yet clear at this point whether or not it's connected to last week's terror attack but some reports suggest that it is so we're going to be bringing you more on this breaking news story as soon as we get it stay tuned.
meanwhile new witness accounts are refugees from rocker this hour proclaims capital of islamic state in syria paint a worrying picture as the u.s. leads the advance of those who managed to flee the city describes what it was like . a little bit of civilian people who die either from clashes or from the aircraft we people died as a result and yes many people died would you think though many people died in the aircraft targeted the check point is i was living it and then i was able to parse. earlier i spoke to yana a galon secretary general of the norwegian refugee council who said that people are dying in crossfire between terrorists and coalition asked likes urban warfare and especially air raids are always massively risking civilian casualties in which is a heavily dense densely populated town there has been now bombardment from the
coalition for a very long time inside the islamic state this. holding civilians as human shields these people are really caught in a horrific crossfire we know that there are casualties are very many we in the region refugee council are receiving those fleeing from iraq we try to help them twenty seventeen is more of a year of displacement than people had thought and recent article by middle east i reveal testimonies of civilians who have fled the territories and i still control and they report how respite conditions and poorly equipped refugee camps they say the conditions are worse than in prisons and refugees are not even allowed to leave the territory u.s. allied syrian defense forces deny that the camps are under their control you are in
a land again told is that the conditions are a violation of human rights. because of the men of too many towns and places and because of cross fire and because of so many actors on the ground it's very very hard to reach. very many places there are also some areas where the the big camps are held by groups that are not allowing neither freedom of movement of civilians no freedom of movement for humanitarian workers. and with strict on freedom of movement of of syrian civilians that fled russia and have swear that's for sure and that's something we are engaging b.s.d.'s and indeed the u.s. and others on. president trump is set to announce his new strategy for dealing with the afghan conflict according to
a white house statement but decision if they too are being reached on friday is a meeting with u.s. army chiefs but the president has held off on an announcement until now chimes previous comments on the fight against terrorism make it hard to guess what his latest decision may be this destructive cycle of intervention and chaos but finally folks come to an end i took over a mess and we're going to. make it a lot less messy we will destroy radical islamic terrorists but we got reaction from experts on the issue. against all the odds against history and against even what trump and set him self in his own presidential campaign he's he's doing a flip flop once again another u. turn and he will actually try to convince the american people that he has a master plan in afghanistan which is not called the graveyard of empires for
nothing but i expect there will be a certain contingent number from a few european countries who dip their toe in the water and see what happens some of the more wise and colonial countries like britain and france know that afghanistan is not a war that you win and now with the taliban reaching what some reports have said or controlling some of the country it's really uncharted territory and four thousand or american troops or another four thousand from an international coalition isn't really going to make much difference what difference for those the american troops are going to make i don't know but even for the down the road the americans feel to defeat and crush the taliban during over a decade of occupation even with substantially more troops being sent in over the over time i can't see how this is really going to alter the fundamentals of the situation i think the truth is is that there floundering they've attempted to afghan are is the war if you like by turning it over to afghan for afghan forces
this strategy is not succeeding the taliban have increased the amount of territory they control they've grown stronger they've grown more dishes and it would seem to me that yes there are some hopes that the afghan special forces might be of some use in this battle but if you're going to send in four thousand them extra american troops on to grow do seem to indicate that really the americans are going to have to step up and join the fight direct way. of bringing you breaking news on our sea international this hour spanish police say a man wearing an explosives belt has been shot dead in one of the suburbs of barcelona. it's not yet clear at this point whether the incident is connected to last week's terror attack in the spanish capital but some reports suggest that it is so we're going to be keeping you updated on this story as it's developing throughout the day do stay tuned. similar scenes also took place across the border in the u.s.
where thousands of left wing activists showed up to confront a twenty people strong rally against illegal immigration. i would imagine. some two hundred riot police attended the scene in order to keep the peace two people were arrested a left wing activist for pushing a trump supporter and an unidentified person with and nice tensions between americans left and right have been increasing following the violence in charlottesville where a neo nazi rammed his car into a crowd of protesters rallies similar to the ones in california have taken place across america throughout the past week the largest in the city of boston left when protesters showed up to disrupt a planned riot wind event resulting in clashes and arrests. and one of the sides has now upped the ante by launching a petition on the white house website calling for anti father to be declared
a terrorist organization nearly one hundred forty thousand people have already signed in just three days and now the administration has to issue a response here's john bosnich with his faults on the message the petition sends. i think the white house is going to have to play a moderate line here and is going to have to reject the petition but the petition will serve as a warning to organizers that they neither are there have to police themselves or they will be facing more serious sanctions in the future we're seeing even have the phrase for the salem witch hunt which originates in the united states where they burned people if they if they didn't float on water and so on i think that if you interviewed one one hundred members of anti far and ask them what the meaning of the word fascist is and what the history of the fascist parties in europe are they wouldn't know even the first word of how to answer that question. and the
prospects of violence have forced one canadian university to cancel a discussion on stifling free speech that's off to a backlash from left wing activists on social media they accuse the events of giving up platform to quote fascists and threatens to disrupt it with a massive rally ryerson university set down the discussion fighting safety concerns so who are the speakers who caused such outrage among the left activists well one of them is professor julian paid to send control a c. with a war against political correctness especially when it comes to gender neutral titles another was behavioral scientists say are against so-called thought police on campuses. it was quite extraordinary that the people who are organizing this protest who were trying to disrupt the event were accusing the speakers myself included of being fascists nazis anti
semites what kind of person could actually accuse a person with my background of being a nazi and an anti-semite but in any case ryerson university has advanced cancer so the event on the stifling of freedom of speech on campuses. i'm not sure that i need to say anything else to other speakers were conservative journalist as well as like college just are in on it he told us that opponents are simply using labels instead of having a productive discussion. we're not promoting hatred or are promoting fascism bigotry or anything of the sort look at the truth behind the labels is what we're trying to promote so this was about trying to compel people to be able to speak up to be able to have again you know on this discussion civil discourse with people
maybe you disagree with we're trying to promote the right way to have these kinds of discussions because it's not working the way it's been going for the last few years identity politics people have become so simplistic that if you don't fit into this category that they like if you're not with them then you're automatically the enemy today's world if you aren't on the far left you are seen as a nazi islamic state suffered a significant defeat in syria we've got more on that than most stories including on our breaking news story this hour after this short break stay with us. think you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around quite recent operations from washington washington media the media. voters elected businessmen to run this country business because. you must
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a man wearing what appears to be an explosives belt has been shot dead in one of the suburbs of boston lona it's not yet clear whether the instance is connected to last week's terror attack in the spanish city but some reports all suggesting that it is it came as police hunted for twenty two year old you know as the yaku suspected of driving a van into dozens of people on the last round bliss we're going to be keeping you updated on the story as it develops. now moving on islamic state suffered another significant blow in syria after his convoy was hit by the russian air force that's according to the ministry of defense in moscow earlier i discussed the details with the trend of. among the things that saul have lost in this strike by the washington air force are several tanks over two dozen armored vehicles with high caliber weapons on board plus more than two hundred terrorists have been killed as well this is according to the russian military now with these
kind of figures any such anti strike would count as a big success in any part of syria but let me just point out the strategic and geographical importance of this particular one this islamic state convoy was heading to the city of dare as zoar and as you can see on this map this city is still controlled by the syrian government but it has been completely encircled by islamic state for three years now the russian army is now saying that if they manage to kick out state from this province and this case we will find ourselves in a situation essentially when we are very close to the end of islamic state in syria and indeed anything if i can gain and i feel has been losing a lot of ground in syria recently as well just look at this map the area which is black is indeed the areas that are still controlled body still but if we looked at
this map just three weeks ago most of this area this is mostly the hama and homs provinces was controlled by islamic state as you can see the yellow bits this is where the kurds and the allies have made significant gains north of their resort but again these particular gains and territorial advance advances by the syrian army they were made possible thanks to several successful operations by the syrian government army backed by the russian air force and as you can see in this particular case just east of hama they were even able to encircle islamic state.
well of course completely kicking. out of the province is a massive challenge indeed a tough one but of course the military commanders in syria are contemplating dad day when that can be done because this will really signal the final chapter of islamic state in syria. now tensions remain high on the korean peninsula as the u.s. and south korea have started large scale joint war games and comes amid continuing anger from pyongyang prior to the drills north korea threatened a mouthful or strike and warned washington of the risk of uncontrollable nuclear
war the annual show of force will last for ten days and simulate a military conflict pyongyang claims the drills practiced an invasion while the u.s. maintains their defensive in nature this year more than seventeen thousand american troops are taking part with lang's c. and exercises along with computer simulations despite two of the key mediators in the north korean crisis russia and china proposing a halt to the war games in exchange for a freeze on pyongyang's missile tests east asia expert andrew young says that the drills come amid extremely low little situation. two sides have a state of stalemate as it were president trump has already two in his rhetoric a little bit but on the other hand there's a new exercise with south korea is allowed to carry on at this very sensitive time china and russia. to support the kind of for you media seizure of
hostilities and also. turning down the rhetoric on all size one time with some wary concrete. kind of terms were agreed but eventually it came to nothing because there was a suspicion that back of the minds of the united states there was always the. hidden agenda of rejean change. the military exercises come after north korea earlier said it would hold off on strikes handing the next move to washington that's one mind you of how the recent crisis between pyongyang and washington has been unfolding.
staying together. in the months and years ahead with the people of south korea. this is a dangerous situation. what has happened in the past when north korea has that. has always been that it is attacked south korean military or naval targets obviously if it is tack to american forces i mean there would be retaliation i don't think you should ever think of the
declared intention to use what could be nuclear armed weapons as an empty threat because it is possible to use them and they have been used before i don't think that north korea wants to risk a new. i mean you would have to be crazy to do so. by to our breaking news story this hour now spanish police say a man wearing an explosives belt has been shot dead in one of the suburbs of barcelona they're using special robots to investigate the body right now it's not yet clear whether the instant is connected to last week's terror attack in the spanish city but some reports are suggesting that it is so we're going to be keeping updated on this story as it's developing. well we're back at the top of the hour with more news in the meantime do get in touch and share your thoughts on the day stories by following us on facebook and twitter.
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