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headline stories this hour the russian defense ministry allegations of civilian casualties. in syria releasing video of strikes on militant targets in profit. after failing to find any trace of russian hackers interfering in the german election the media speculating why it wants to target. the trump stoking tensions north korea sees the u.s. president's online insult as a declaration of war. for
him in vancouver four pm in new delhi two in the afternoon right here in moscow i mean this is r.t. international our top story the russian defense ministry has released video of its strikes against targets in the syrian province of idlib. allegations of civilian casualties from the raids. spoke on the details earlier with colin bray . the so-called syrian observatory for human rights has once again claimed that the russian and syrian airplanes are targeting the residential areas inside this theory and that a number of civilians have been killed as a result they have been particularly talking about the troubled region of the north of syria russia's defense ministry has once again denied these allegations saying
that the russian every nation is uniquely targeting the jihadists bases and underground storage units and equipment bases and armored vehicles located outside the cities and they have supported their claims by releasing that the do is show in the moments of the attacks and you can see the pictures right now and it's clear you can see that these are not to residential areas targeted the russian defense ministry has also added that all the attacks always follow a detailed research over the situation on the ground and they also have information that these particular bases could be involved in the attack on the russian military police in theory last week remember three policemen then were seriously injured and that was a very serious situation but the russian and syrian military have launched account of creation and the jihadist have been stopped the syrian observatory for human rights it's been the go to place for
a lot of noise out of this house and they've made these kind of allegations before that's not for the first time that we hear such allegations from the syrian observatory for human rights and i believe not the last time russia's defense ministry though has said it has serious doubts over the credibility of these organizations the claims made by the observatory science and anonymous witnesses over. the traditional sounded and serve as an informational smokescreen for the actions of militants and russia's defense ministry is not the only one to question the credibility of the syrian observatory for human rise interesting that just recently we heard almost similar concerns from the commander of. american coalition inferior the general has said that the claims made by syrian observatory for human rights are often unsupported by fact the bitter irony here is that this very daniel has been appointed they supposed under obama administration that as you remember had always referred to syrian observatory for human rights as a very credible source of information yes it comes from from credible aid. agencies
like the world health organization like doctors without borders like the syrian observatory for human rights we have earlier been able to speak to the head of syrian observatory for human rights as you know this is an organization based in london and so far away friends theory and there are not many people involved in the research and he told us he hasn't been to syria since the year two thousand. we are under attack simply because we tell the truth about what's going on in syria apparently nobody wants to hear the truth do you know these people working in syria hundreds you say personally you mention money just no political standing naturally plays a certain role two people may have totally different interests can you really trust all of them. i know all of the activists working for the syrian observatory for human rights you keep saying that you know all these people personally when was the last time you went to syria. the last time i was in syria was in two thousand.
well another development regarding syria is. of an incentive in earlier this year russia say it's hugs evidence that terrorists were behind chemical it's in the rebel held telling of. which killed at least eighty people well let's get the latest on the snow from medina much of it was across the story what indeed has come to light. well you know just as you mentioned to moscow has information that terrorists were using chemical weapons and in particular sarin gas in the syrian city of hoon during their attack. this year and now this was by the director of the russian foreign ministry's nonproliferation and weapons control department now he also added that the situation on the ground was
secure enough for international experts to come to the city come to the area to investigate to collect important data although they refused to do so and then early in september and internationally u.n. independent commission that oversees investigation the fillets of human rights violations released a report where it was said that damascus used chemical weapons over twenty times in their attacks but also voiced there that a syrian state military plane usera in gas and one of the attacks in the area and this is where the city of whom is located now the report blamed the government although the fact finding mission never visit the site itself and never went to the area and now this this information that was voiced by the russian foreign ministry representative saying that moscow has have
a dense that. the terrorists were using chemical weapons in particular sarin gas and that attack. you know a question of bringing us right up to date thank you well meanwhile russian military has managed to establish a bridge over the euphrates river near the city all during the war the battle for the city is not get over but humanitarian convoys are not regularly delivering aid locals can finally get basic food they haven't seen since the old besieged city children there are even seeing some kinds of fruit for the first time in their lives the details of all. the. what these people have been through is indescribable joy and saw. you know how to little out of saddam in the way he didn't even take. my left hand come in handy. we can hear about it we can read about it watch it but we won't truly
understand but it ought to be a need to our no one money makes me think you are but one last thing i mean an end as always it was the young and the elderly hit hardest that died first and ok enough of them are doing ok let's do it do it a little hard to hide it is not it i do agree insulin is to me sound i know. if it wasn't hunger it was isis shelling if not that i lack of medicine but the city survived life even did as order is still far from normal but at least they will be starving to death and the more gone are the times when people would fight to the death over scraps of food now convoys are coming in day and night with food with medicine as well as things like vegetables fruits candies these are
things that the people of that has or haven't seen for three long years. and the my a bill of one and he. for ninety. i desire to myself and was what i for syrians all know what dead is or has been through and the nation's heart goes out to its citizens even the older kids can't remember eating anything that wasn't grown locally. yet you see. of course news that someone was giving out free but not as quickly spread at first it was a dozen children. then it was dozens and dozens. i
. the more enthusiastic children ate the skins before realizing that something wasn't quite right well it was worth it just to see the smiles and then. there are still plenty of challenges isis still holds a small part of the city is also reconstruction providing clean water and fuel but despite all that these. born again more i. see from syria. the german election results stirred up a divided public reaction. cured her fourth term as chancellor but it's been somewhat overshadowed by the success of the right wing alternative for germany
party which earned its first ever seats in the. activists from both sides of the political divide gathered. results came out it was also a rally in the city of dresden by supporters from the anti islam. activists marched against the party success accusing them of xenophobia racism sexism. while some experts blame america for the rise of the f.t. although he didn't hesitate to blame it on the now infamous russian hackers although the media failed to find evidence that they in any way influence the election absence of hacking got everyone suspicious.
i i. will check i mean food is being taking a look out there why there are claims against supposedly russian online for fear in sin foreign elections the russian meddling predictions fell flat when it came to the german election despite the initial hysteria. we don't see that has meddled in the election campaign maybe they didn't try maybe it's still coming allegations of russian controlled automated accounts promoting a.f.d. hashtags and the run up to the vote was about as senator as it got and the head of the german federal election committee even felt confident enough to tell a russian news agency there was no evidence of interference but when it comes to last year's u.s. presidential election it seems neither time nor lack of proof can stem the flow of
allegations of kremlin meddling that's despite a stanford university study demonstrating that false stories words the reason for hillary's loss and that the two most believed news stories were in fact pro clinton articles our data suggests that social media were not the most important source of election news for fake news to have changed the outcome of the election a single fake article that would need to have had the same persuasive effect as thirty six television campaign ads nevertheless fears of russian meddling seem to be mounting most recently in the upcoming catalan independence referendum that has infuriated the spanish government according to some russia is once again lurking in the background and pulling the strings one of the most circulated daily newspapers in spain has come to that not so surprising conclusion and our channel is one of the main targets of the article work use of running stories about the situation in catalonia forty two times since the end of august not sure why a news channel reporting news is so alarming but yes apparently they counted they
also claim that one of our headlines that reads the e.u. will respect the cattle and referendum is out now fake news but respect is exactly what the european commission president said if it were to be a yes. in favor of. independence suspect will shift. we will respect that. i mean you know so it's unclear what their issue is the kremlin's position on the matter is also to be found in the peace stating that the issue of catalan independence is one for spain to address. but it seems such denials coming from moscow don't matter to those pushing an increasingly shaky narratives every time the elite of whichever country feels that there might be a some sort of populist revolt or a vote against what the elite think they should be voting for they almost proactively say oh it must be russia interfering in these elections because they might get her and it results that they don't want but it's crazy because we have seen time and time and time again there is no evidence of russian hacking. ok some
chilling news from southern russian police have detained what is alleged to be a curveball couple suspected of killing and eating up to thirty people ramon is in the city of crust in the dark his reports includes graphic descriptions of what's alleged to have happened. we're standing outside a detention facility in crossman's are a city in south or russia that was recently shipped by absolutely horrifying events a local couple has been are taken into custody for murdering and dismembering a woman moreover now they're suspected of cannibalism as well r.t. source in the local police said that the pair confessed to killing the police uncovered the details thanks to a road workers who discovered a telephone allegedly belonging to the suspect on a very street after they opened up the phone they discovered absolutely a picture of flying images of
a man posing with bloodied dismembered body parts of course they alerted the police right away and they began an investigation now the images from that phone already began circulating online and the media are now speculating about the real number of their victims after seeing the horrific telephone footage that police detained both suspects and hears artie's exclusive footage when the authorities searched the home all day keys couple and made even the more shocking discoveries well they found more remains of their recent victim but her body parts stashed in the basement of the building and also all their body parts that were placed in a container of some kind of a salt solution and also unspecified food or frozen meat fragments in the kitchen experts will now try to determine whether those are human are not the locals a certainly in shock and a wary of the media but we managed to find one person a shopkeeper that says lives in this area and you the couple pretty well as they
were her constant client says that live right here let's have a listen in to me and i didn't notice anything weird about them they were polite he was a construction worker and his wife had been a nurse but she'd lost her job and drank a lot the news came as a shock to me i never had a clue what was going on then this. the geisha is ongoing but there is a suspicion that the couple have allegedly been killing and eating their victims over the last sets once a year so perhaps we could see some more developments more horrifying details in this story as the investigation progresses ramon calls for an artsy craftsy of our southern russia it is an astonishing the story isn't north korea's top diplomat says' the us has the third war on his country it's our next news right after this.
the lives of our. nineteen minutes past two pm here in moscow welcome back north korea's foreign ministers say don't will trump us the third war on pyongyang has warned of kuntar measures itself to be american presidents inflammatory comments about the north korean leader on twitter since the united states declared war on our country we have every right to take countermeasures including the right to shoot down united states strategic bombers even when they're not inside the airspace of our country it's important to point out that north korea's foreign minister was responding to comments by donald trump on social media specifically on twitter donald trump said the north korea's leader might not be around much longer and so we have this
response from north korea's foreign minister now we've heard from the pentagon they have responded to the comment from the foreign minister saying if north korea does not stop their provocative actions we will provide options to the president and now we have a response from the u.s. not declared war on north korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd it's never appropriate for a country to shoot down another country's aircraft when it's over international waters our goal is still the same we continue to seek the peaceful nuclear is ation of the korean peninsula that's our focus doing that through both the most maximum economic and diplomatic pressure is possible at this point there's been quite a back and forth between donald trump and the leaders of the d.p. r. k. the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket man is on
a suicide mission for himself and for his regime through the kind of measure would be taken is decided by the chairman of the state affairs commission. but i think that the strongest ever hundreds might be tested in the pacific. now it's important to note that at the beginning of september north korea tested its first hydrogen bomb a much more advanced nuclear weapon than they previously have tested and proliferated and furthermore they are announcing at this point they intend to carry out another test of a hydrogen bomb but this time it will not take place within north korea itself but rather in the pacific ocean so many are wondering what will happen if north korea does indeed test a hydrogen bomb in the pacific ocean what response will we see from the united states as of yet it's just a war of words but people are concerned many people around the world are no doubt concerned that this could lead to a catastrophic conclusion when expert on the region believes that
a peace initiative proposed by china and russia could resolve the crisis if the u.s. is willing to take the first step. here is the main question the main actors united states united states has been has and are also very. resistant to accept the proposal so i think if you noticed they specialize donald trump who actually when he was running for president he said he's got he's a willing to. implement new policy he criticizes you know the. hard line policy and he even propose a hamburger hamburger diplomacy with north korea i think tomorrow if present trump . agreed and support the china the proposal that china and russia support and many other leaders support i think that we can avoid this catastrophic. just first outcome so i think that it's again up to united states that can prevent avert really catastrophic consequences. celebrations are swept through the streets
of erbil the capital of the kurdish populated region of iraq the kurds voted in an independent referendum despite opposition from both baghdad under broad. we just want to show the world what our people want the world we want to head for independence in a democratic way through dialogue and negotiations with baghdad this is an unconstitutional decision against the social fabric of our citizens we will not recognize the referendum or its results. six million people were eligible to vote turnout was reportedly seventy percent official results are expected by the end of the week but the prediction is that there will be an overwhelming yes vote baghdad sees the referendum as another source for the stabilization of an already fragile
state and doesn't want to lose its oil rich region well the kurds are one of the largest ethnic groups with our this state some forty million people spread of course for neighboring countries turkey syria iraq and iran all have opposed the referendum fearing it would embolden their own kurdish community iran has closed its kurdish earth space and started conducting military drills on its border turkey for its part is going to acting joint military drills with iraq threaten to block an oil pipeline operated by the kurds and create even suggested the possibility of military action. should expect us to tolerate to do conflict zone right next to our border this recent development poses a threat to our nation's very existence and its future who will not hesitate to take military action similar to what we did in syria when we reduced cities of ice and fighters as i have said we could take action at any time or we discussed the
iraqi kurdish referendum with no more from a kurdistan media network and also former cia officer jack rice. it is actually kind of surprising for iraqis the kind of harsh rhetoric we're hearing from president add on because as you know that turkey and the kurdistan region have had excellent trade and economic relations over the past few years that he has that he's in a fight against all the kurdish people and what is he's recently he's the rationale behind opposing this referendum apart from the fact it is held by a group of people called the kurds theories that this is a ripple effect we're talking about six million people who are kurds in northern iraq but there's another six million or so in iran there's another couple million in syria there's fourteen and a half million in turkey there's some in our media i mean the fear is that if one gets independence what about the others what's the possibility of
a larger greater kurdistan if one starts to get truly autonomy and really a country of their own does this mean they actually band together remember the turks have already said they will go to war over this. always that new stories being added on or twitter page literally by the minute keep it right up to date with today's developments there this is r.t. . this. the most get a little bit. of a minute but i. know both of you want to but i guess we're kind of on this side of this yes or no but if you dump on
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