it was. not a mere poussin confirms an explosion at a supermarket in the russian city of st petersburg was a terrorist attack the identity of the attacker is still unknown. we speak with former islamic state slaves from a kurdish minority in iraq who escaped terrorist captivity but half of those abducted remain missing. i was pregnant but i was so terrified that i lost my child my husband and my family were captured i was left alone with the mother so we took the boys and i decided it was better to die. on facebook reveals it has a unit to assist politicians in that campaign was boasting that it helps the scottish national party and its landslide victory in twenty fifty.
four welcome you're watching r.t. international with me thank you aaron good to have you with us this hour now our top story a lot of mere pittance says an explosion that ripped through a supermarket in the russian city of some petersburg on wednesday was a terrorist attack fourteen people were injured in the blast. yesterday there was a terrorist strike in some pieces but just recently security services prevented. all these are images from inside the shop where the explosion took place as you can see most of the counters and shelves have been destroyed we spoke to eyewitnesses who were in the supermarket at the time of the attack. of. the blast happened as my mother was still totally to. soren stated the ceiling was hanging above me.
i started to look for my mom. far. from the scene you know the scene i couldn't see anything everything was black i couldn't understand where i was then i close my eyes and opened them again and there was my son close to me. supermarket security cameras filmed this man entering the building and leaving his backpack in a locker when the bomb went off reports say police believe he was the perpetrator of the attack on t.v. reports from the scene. there's still blood on the stairs outside the supermarket but if we walk further down here you can see through the window the damage and side obviously nobody is being let through the doors but right now we can say that the people that were wounded during the wednesday blast inside the supermarket can be
almost one hundred percent certain that they were caught up and survived a terrorist attack the investigators that are still working right there they're walking in and out every now and then still haven't completely ruled out any version of events but the metal balls that the improvised explosive device was stuffed with point at the worse case scenario in st petersburg six people are still being treated at a hospital they got trapped no words but the person who physically put the bomb inside that storage locker still hasn't been caught when addressing security bosses vladimir putin told them not to hesitate when dealing with terrorist suspects. instructed the federal security service to act within the law when dealing with these thugs but if the law enforcement officers is in danger they must act decisively to take prisoners they must destroy these thugs on this book. sides that
the russian president called russia's military operation in syria a preemptive move against terrorism at home according to mr poole the threat of terrorist attacks could have been much worse if russia hadn't intervened than otherwise he warned of thousands of trained attackers infiltrating russia we remember of course that the previous major terrorist blast happened in the metro train in this very city and that is especially alarming given that russia is in the peak of the holiday season security is heightened all across the country and it is definitely being felt here in st petersburg and everyone is really waiting for the suspect to be found and arrested well earlier we spoke to tell me topia loto an expert in preventing terrorism he says russia's actions in syria helped to prevent a number of attacks in different countries. should be grateful for is the thought
the security service is walking really how people were picked up this particular incident out go without anybody being killed moving forward we need to start looking. toasts lights on individuals who are likely to be involved in discount all four incidents a lot of court is what i do want to see it or not have to be grateful to be to do the president of the russian federation for the walk in syria because audio day thousands of judges will be returning back to you rupa a lot of parts of the war if not for you walked out been gone into getting rid of most of them on the battlefield in syria when any global village regardless of what . regional politics is in order. to know more to the other countries. it is. in fighting this war against terrorism because he doesn't know why black
green yellow religious they kill anybody they can get their hands. families in syria and iraq are attempting to rebuild their lives following the fall of islamic state the kurdish speaking is it the minority in northern iraq has been among the worst hit thousands of people were killed and thousands more were kidnapped and enslaved by the terrorists only around half of them have escaped or been returned those that did come back were at the mercy of people smugglers charged vast amounts while other families paid ransoms directly to ice the terrorists here increasingly reliant on that income as sources of funding collapsed r.t. senior correspondent mark gals do have spoke with a woman held hostage by the militants and their mother forced to buy back her daughter from islamic state. it takes the great bravery great this. gratian to act in the chaos of
battle when the jets came by isis salmiya acted and years couldn't manage it or they had locked the door but i broke the window and got out that way and i run for a day in the ninth to make it to live where did he run from there resort or a local family who are not with i still took me in they had me they told me where the kurdish forces were salmiya and her family were captured by isis back in two thousand and fourteen she escaped barely two weeks ago in his monologue and i was pregnant but i was so terrified that i lost my child my husband and my family were captured i was left alone with my mother so i took poison i decided it was better to die when they caught me i thought that since my family my husband and my house were gone it would be better to die. she was a slave made to work in factories do menial work beaten for any offense
and then. the men would offer us as gifts in the evenings they would get together and trade the women and have their fun with us. she now lives with her mother near the hook northern iraq home to many displaced. and returned ones far from rape beatings and humiliation but there's no escape from the memories this photo was taken in two thousand and fifteen the rains ease another happy family from north west the rock all of them but the mother were killed or captured as they fled from isis all but to a dead or missing as. it was indescribable for me laugh turned into endless suffering tears and hunger i couldn't do anything but cry. for years she lived
in pain in torment it was a freak phone call the changed her life someone had recognised her daughter like the telephone had someone contacted my relatives and told them that they have found a photo of a girl on facebook they asked if it was my child and they recognised her the sound was in turkey but said he would deliver her to baghdad he paid over ten thousand dollars inas seems happy if a little hyperactive and boisterous and impatient and then entirely adorable try as we might we couldn't get her to talk though her mother says that she has trouble getting her to be quiet she was five when she was taken by isis nine when she was returned. as the last night she didn't recognize me at first and i cried a lot about that later she told me that she was upset that i was crying the whole time. they both saved each other their reunion ones like it give hope
to thousands of people hope that one day they'll be able to get them missing families and loved ones back before it's too late or i guess the key from the hook iraq. according to kurdish officials over six thousand years it is were abducted by eisel in twenty fourteen alone with around half of them still missing or we asked a number of humanitarian organizations for comments here's what they use it a humanitarian group and also human rights watch told us about the situation. but this community have been suffering haven't suffered so much throughout this three years have passed for the community still worse to be displaced in the region the woman who brought back to come from captivity. taken care of those who are still in captivity. and this has been all of us looking for whatsoever to look
into the years you deployed to what do we feel that this is still ongoing and the latin community hasn't done much to repeal this. in the process of the battles against isis of course thousands of civilians were killed and among them surely also you see the us use it is that we're being held prisoners by isis but what you have not seen is any serious effort by the grinch or baghdad government to ensure that you victims get their day in court and get justice for what has been done to them well this friday will be airing the story of one girl kidnapped by eisel when she was fifteen years old that was almost three years ago now and now she's managed to return home for the story of her life with islamic state you can watch this channel on friday. night israeli court will
decide later this thursday whether to keep a sixteen year old palestinian girl in custody after head to mean attacked israeli soldiers in the west bank in front of her house after her teenage cousin was shot by a rubber bullets there an hour earlier a video of the incident with our head went viral with some hailing it a symbol of palestinian resistance. yet. like. all the video shows are heard and hotels and kicking and shoving i.d.f. soldier. then joins in as you can see the two soldiers do not respond all three women are currently in custody and israeli weapon bullets hit timmy's fourteen year old cousin mohammad in the face during protests against the u.s. decision so recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel our heads father bastille
who is also an anti israel activist says his daughter feels she had no choice but to take action. as of. what i've heard of for the palestinian issue she believes that we must study of the world the throne she needs to be in the fruit of the salt in the. in the clashes with me. this is what she believes in. for that we. saw her when she saw. that she would care more the more of our. leaders. we requested a comment from the israeli defense forces on the girls' case the i.d.f. says the court is investigating not just her suspected assault on our soldier but also our heads alleged participation in throwing rocks the girl's twitter account has also been deleted though it's unclear whether our head herself is behind the move former i.d.f.
soldier henri weisberg says the israeli presence in palestinian areas is on a military level what happened last week and the video that's gone viral with her slapping and pushing two soldiers. is not part of a protest it went much more viral once they showed up. later on a few days later early in the morning and arrested her a sixteen year old girl for pushing somebody who was without any sort of authorization standing on her property image of a fearless young woman she's sixteen standing up to fully armed soldiers and. soldiers if you notice they come into these villages and i did when i served in the i.d.f. as well fully armed for battle the heavy military presence with in palestinian communities is thirty years old. the amount of force is overwhelming these soldiers are only partially trained for doing what are essentially police students but you
notice they are in full battle dress they don't look like police men i don't think that the i.d.f. sees itself as in a precarious position. islamic state says it was behind the multiple suicide blasts in the afghan capital kabul earlier this thursday which killed at least forty one people and injured eighty four local journalist and muslim shares that reports toll is rising from forty to forty one dead son also eighty four in jordan in recent attack and to the attack in kabul moments ago the president get a spokesperson and the ministry of the spokespersons held a press conference and told about the rising of the tolls and the credit situation of some people in this attack this is that is coming after the deadly attack on the shia mosque two to shown that the new phase of attacks on kabul against the shia. minority is going to increase the reason to tax all so-called islamists are there
done this has a history of in the last year the specially when we see these kind of attacks which was some on in the north of the kabul in twenty six of our october twentieth of august before it was to did the attacks on the shia minorities and inside of the country and the list of attack which so-called islamists that clinton sponsibility talked about the curate of fatah immune which called against the islamic disturbed and middle east especially and iraq and syria this calls that the afghan people especially knowledge is especially today and the afghan people especially in social media are doing very angry against the afghan government and. the british military has caused a stir by ordering members of the armed forces to use gender neutral language on his polyploid because looks at which works are set to change in a new era of equality on these new guidelines about avoiding gen dead
language so we've had that special post as have gone up in the toilets have one particular ad base that trains recruits for the royal navy the royal air force and for the army take a look at some of the very traditional phrases that army bosses have suggested and mending. and. then. you can. see got into. with the m. o. d. to find out all about the new phrases and they have said that they are promoting
a modern inclusive working environment to ensure individuals are recognised and feel valued now the guidelines were written by a unit called the joint equality diversity and inclusion unit which troops reportedly called jed died for short but diversity and inclusion is a big issue for the british army right now to put this all into context last year women were finally able to take up combat roles in the army and from the end of next year women will be able to apply for all the same positions as men in the british forces or japan is that to boost his military combat capability in the wake of the north korean threats we'll have all the details on that after this short break stay with us.
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welcome back facebook claims that helps the scottish national party win a landslide victory in scotland during the u.k. general election in twenty fifteen the social media giant created a special unit to help politicians connect with a wider audience facebook is currently under pressure of allegations it helped russia to meddle in the us election. when it all started facebook was fun and innocent was a place to share your holiday snaps and keep up with friends but then it got political facebook is even boasting about the fact that it helped the scottish national party to win sweeping victories in the u.k. general elections of two thousand and fifteen campaign is across the political spectrum now recognize the using facebook and facebook cards in particular made it
to months real difference to the final election results at this point little did we know but facebook has a government and politics team that helps you in victories for its clients right now the director of the team is katie harben a former republican party digital strategist and apparently she's quite good at her job. philippine president rodrigo to target say took office after a strong campaign that includes social media including facebook with the hash tag the leader i want. the trump campaign's digital director also says that facebook helped them to win the race so facebook now lets you get to places we took opportunities and i think the other side did their stuff imbedded inside our office what we're doing inside the building teachers so use a platform. germany's rising anti immigration party the a f d actually had meetings with the facebook team which was happy to offer them electoral advice doesn't this all sound
a lot like election meddling you know that things supposedly done by evil russians who purchase ads and american mines i don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy that's not what we stand for so facebook is just completely square and bipartisan and that's why it has a special team that helps politicians to win elections that makes sense right i think social media the people that run it are very biased according to their own political beliefs and i think that that's very very dangerous and it's a shame and that's why i that catered for a long time that concert because usually conservatives in this country are the victims of i think conservatives in the united states should certainly think of forming and starting their own version of facebook and their own version of google and their own version of twitter and i don't understand facebook's kind of subversive of political machine that i don't think most people are aware of and i think most people who when they become aware of it like me would be kind of
concerned about it. for us but syrian democratic forces have told r.t. that thousands of i still terrorists and their families were allowed to leave rocker shortly before the city was recaptured earlier it was reported that the deal with islamic state was agreed with the knowledge of the u.s. led coalition well here is a video at the estee a fight is shared with this they claim it shows a convoy of trucks carrying eisel terrorists syrian truck and say they were misled about the convoy and were told they would carry displaced civilians that day allowed hundreds of mysel militants to escape deeper into syria while others reportedly made their way to turkey. i saw the arsenal forward to the left in the last resort. i don't know where they went off to worry about the real thousand people are still for it this along with the time of the numbers about a thousand others seem to be unharmed. along with the ones working at the green
storehouse when we saw the i saw militants leave there were lots of them but we were not afraid. according to the truck drivers they carried four thousand people and the convoy was around seven kilometers long despite the agreement to only take personal weapons there were ten trucks loaded with arms and ammunition and dozens of foreign fighters also reportedly managed to escape with some of them making it out of syria as the drivers say they were shouted at and threatened along the entire route the u.s. led coalition confirms the deal took place however it denies taking part in the negotiations the coalition also says that only four foreign fighters were in the convoy and all four were later captured by the s.d.f. international relations professor jamal wakim says if america was part of the deal it would undermine its claims to be fighting terrorism. this review. the
material evidence of the implication of the united states army and the fighters with this is. evidence to the fact that the united states knew. they were allowed to retrieve. through american. lines to a safe haven maybe to other areas where they could fight the syrian army their allies i believe this also undermines the claim of the united states that it's fighting terrorism and. gives credit to the accusations that the united states is using terrorism as a tool to achieve geopolitical objectives and. in the middle east. japan is building up its military it says to counter the threat from north korea a country has decided to convert a warship into an ak raf carrier and this would be capable of hosting f.
thirty five jets which the country recently bought from the us this will be the first such vessel owned by japan since world war two well earlier this month the japanese defense ministry announced it was considering acquiring missiles capable of striking north korea the missiles will have a range of five hundred kilometers japan has also launched a study to determine if its fighter jets are capable of carrying missiles with a range of nine hundred kilometers a country's law prohibits japan from having any of these missiles and the moves have been heavily criticized by china. usually historical reasons each move the japan makes in military security draws a great concern from its asian the brits and the international community who have noticed the related reports in which some people think such moves might violate article nine of the japanese constitution. article nine which the chinese foreign
ministry referred to as the clause in japan's constitution that prohibits the country from having any means that can be used for offensive warfare asia specialist under long suspects japan's real reason for wanting an aircraft carrier is to contain china. north korea's main threat is against the united states if japan it's not. attacking the north koreans why should the north korean attack japan that's the first point secondly the threat is nuclear. power. or hydrogen bomb and also the intercontinental missile delivery systems now this kind of threats cannot be resolved by developing aircraft carriers so that's the first born as far as the threat from north korea is concerned as for the threat from china the center on that the sputum islands in the high or the congo islands
but then of course japan developing is probably perceived to be a god it will be that this island's course would could pose a risk of ask elation because of the china audience belong to china as well so i think that the recipe for ask lation on the back at the top of the hour with either. of these. greetings and salutation. french poet novelist victor hugo once stated music
expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. for many music is indeed that conduit which allows us to voice everything from our rage our love our our politics our happiness and often times our heartbreak when the world around us would rather we stay silent the great singer songwriters overcome this oppression whether internal or external to provide us that great freedom from oppression. when done right they use their mix of talent dedication and vulnerability to craft songs that truly capture the emotion and spirit of the human condition their art talent and courage to lay their thoughts and emotions bare gives us those great moments in our lives when a song truly captures who we are what we want and what we feel inside that we we
desperately want to share with the world around us. so today let us not remain silent and celebrate the singer songwriters who express that which cannot be put into words as watching the hawks strikes a chord if you want to know where to go with no these three at the back rather that you feel like to analyze it get paid for the plot of the city you speak of my life for the day like it or not i got to have a visit with the police the. very difficult this world little but you know when they go to get over it you might try to start.