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>> youryou're watching al jazeera live. on 9 front line iraq's army as they try to hold the advance of the anbar province. civil rights groups march in the u.s. capitol to highlight alleged police brutality.
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in this riding can be rough. >> the taliban has launched a string of attacks that have left 20 people dead on saturday. 12 workers clearing mines in the southern helmand province were also killed. we have the details from kabul. >> reporter: the taliban claiming responsibility for a number of attacks. one here before the sunset in the busy rush hour. suicide-bombers detonated himself on a bus carrying army blowing pu up.
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a number of mine clearers were attacked on their way to work. and on friday night a couple of members of the nato security force were killed. the taliban saying it plans to intensify its attacks across afghanistan. a big challenge for afghanistan security forces as nato troops pull out at the end of 2014. only about 13,000 will remain. the afghan president recognizes he needs to bring security under control. he said the only way that
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afghanistan can move forward is if it's people are safe. >> the battle of iraq will be forced to anbar. islamic state in iraq and the levant are making gains in the area and captured the areas 12 miles west of ramadi. they mounted two suicide attacks on check points leading to the city. what is so special about anbar? it is crucial for the army. it is iraq's biggest province carrying a third of its land mass. it is surrounded by three sides on the borders of syria, jordan, and saudi arabia. the internal boundaries extend all the way to baghdad. it's where tribal allegiances dominate. we have this report for the fight on anbar pro minutes. >> reporter: here in anbar fighting is close range.
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aiming at a nearby house are isil gunmen are hold up in the palm groves. they are part of a union trained by american special forces clearing the way for the iraqi army. sniper mohammed jabar is close for the gunmen. he's fighting for his country, his family, for his daughter sarah. her name is tattooed on his hand. >> we are air support, and with the help of god we have the upper hand. little by little we're advancing. >> reporter: this is a strategic spot. fallujah and the south of ramadi are trying to coordinate the fight against isil. the fighting has been fierce. this gunman was killed when a
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sniper-held bullet hit the grenade he was about to launch. >> we destroy their hide outs. this is all in corporation of the eighth and tenth division of the iraqi army. we're clearing all the orchards and farms. they're trapped now. >> the village is deserted. this rural area has become a battlefield. the men fighting with special forces are from the tribes, hugely important for the battle to anbar. here there is a fight within a fight. isil againstel sunni tribes that have turned against them. the men will go back to the air base in western anbar. there are american military advisers back on the base, but the fighting is here. around baghdad isil has been driven back by iraqi security forces. by shia militias.
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that won't work in anbar where the area is tribal and deeply suspicious of the iraqi government. some are calling for help from the american troops on the ground. that likely won't happen, but it's an indication of how desperate the fight is in iraq's western province. al jazeera, baghdad. >> the united kingdom will send more troops to iraq to help in the fight against isil fighters. britain's defense secretary said they'll be deployed next month to train iraqi forces. britain has also taken part in u.s.-led airstrikes against isil targets. >> indian police have arrested a 24-year-old man for running a pro isil twitter account that has attracted millions of views every month. he's accused of inciting war against india's allies after
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posting 100,000 tweets will isil activities. >> reporter: police in india say in is a man whose extreme post had attracted almost 18,000 twitter followers. they say that he was leading a double life, working as a marketing executive during the day while operating a pro-isil twitter account by night. his twitter handle was shami witness, and india's channel 4 news uncovered his identity. >> i have not broken any laws of the country. i have not wage any war against any people of india. i haven't waged war defense anybody. i just said stuff. people followed me.
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i followed them back and then we talked. >> police arrested him on saturday morning, but they say he has no direct links with i was. he's charged with a number of crimes, including inciting war against india's allies. >> he never hurt anyone. >> analysts say that his arrest is not evidence of a wider pro-isil movement in india. >> his impact may have very significant dangers. in the places where he got his largest following, which is basically in the u.k. and then in europe. now in these places he may actually end up as a tool of recruitment. >> the police say that he acted alone, but his posts may have
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been used by isil recruits who followed him on twitter. based on what police say he is an isil propagandist who simply collected and distributed information he found online, but his tweets may now put him behind bars for years. al jazeera, new delhi. >> civil rights groups are taking to the fleets washington, d.c. to highlight alleged police brutality. they have been joined by the families of black men and boys who have been killed by police in the last few months. they want racially discriminate police actions. we've seen protests against police brutality, what is different about in one? >> reporter: yes, what we have seen scattered across the country have been more or less
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impromptu demonstrations of protest, obstructing traffic in places like oakland, new york city and washington, d.c. this is where they're attempting to put a national frame on their protests. walking from the white house, near the white house along pennsylvania avenue, the main thorough fare all the way to t capitol asking for r reforms of police across the country. whether or not that is taken by legislation by congress, that is a little more unclear because they don't have a really concrete set of demands. the naacp, one of the oldest civil rights groups in the united states has asked for money to be sent to local police officers for equipment from the federal government to be
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diverted to social programs in those communities. that is not likely to be something that the republican-controlled congress or soon to be in republican control is about to go forward with. about the only piece of legislation that they have passed is one that would require all local police jurisdictions to report the number of police shootings so that for the first time we would have some kind of an understanding of the actual degree to which this is a phenomenon in the united states. >> now, tom, it's certainly a very complex issue. what is the likelihood that police operation also actually change in light of the growing protests against them? >> police departments across the country say that they're implementing programs to become more closer to the communities of which they serve. the question is whether those
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communities believe that those prospects are actually being realized. just this week the attorney general of the united states eric holder in a nationwide series of visits to local communities was in chicago, where the mayor said that he was grateful for the kind of help that the federal government was giving to provide local police forces with more tools in which they can be in closer coordination with local groups. but there is also a lot of discord. the mayor of new york was told by the police union in new york this week not to bother coming to attend the funerals of policemen killed in the line of duty in disapproval of the fact that the mayor expressed his disappointment with the fact that the grand jury in new york
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city declined to indict the policeman accused of putting on a lethal chokehold to one of the victims who were seen today, the families of which we're seeing today attending this demonstration. >> tom ackerman there on the civil rights groups protest taking place in washington, d.c. just ahead on al jazeera the u.n. tries to broker a freeze in fighting in syria, but rebel groups want more. frustration grows as climate change talks in peru are extended.
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>> let's take a look at the top stories on al jazeera. several army personnel have been killed in a suicide attack. it's the latest in a series of taliban attacks across the country on saturday. the groups also killed 12 workers clearing minds in helmand province. isil fighters have captured mortar tore. the group has taken the village 12 kilometers of ramadi. and police in india have released this picture of the man suspected of running an influential twitter account. he was arrested, and the account has almost 18,000 followers and provided news on isil in english.
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>> a freeze is being asked in syria. >> the united nations is trying to end the fighting in aleppo. it has been an urban battleground for over two years. they hope a cruise will allow the end of the fighting for the people. but so far rebels are not convinced. this man went to discuss the proposal, but they want more details before committing to any agreement. >> they are demanding a freeze in fighting. if they want to end the crisis its can "k" no not just end
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here but all over the country. intersperswe are suspicious. >> there are many front lines in syria, why does the united nations want to start it's so-called freeze plan in aleppo city? the international organization said that it believes the city faces a serious threat from the islamic state in iraq and the levant, and an agreement between the government and opposition could prevent an isil advance. but for the opposition that would mean some form of cooperation with its enemy. the country has lost control control of areas. >> we will discuss it. until that happens we cannot
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discuss it with other brigades. >> the syrian government said it was willing to study the proposal. but for now it remains just that. they need to know that stopping the war in aleppo will not amount to a surrender. >> jordan has stopped providing free healthcare services to syrian refugees because it says it can't afford it any more. this means syrians with chronic diseases could be cut off from life-saving treatments. >> people with kidney failure could die if they don't under go analysis. last month the jordanian government suspended all free health services at state run hospitals because it could no longer afford the hefty medical bill. private donors scrambled to provide enough money to provide
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treatment. unless donationings come through by december 24th piec people will be cut off from their critical treatment. they're calling on the international community to save their lives. >> i left syria because i need dialysis regularly. i wouldn't have left otherwise. i can't forward to pay $84 a session three times a week. now i only get two session as week and my health has deteriorated. >> a syrian activist who works tirelessly for donations. >> they have no other support. they're waiting for their fate. we need the international, local communities to look at them.
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we need the world charities to look at them. >> if that is not enough there are 18 more syrians on the waiting list here. but it is not just refugees who are struggling to get the cost of their life saving treatment covered. some are traveling from other towns and cities to get to this hospital because an organization is priding free health services here. >> doctors without borders is providing more than 80% of maternal care to syrians. the agency has been stretched after the government canceled free healthcare with a third of its patients coming from farther afield. >> the concern is that there are people going without needed healthcare. our major western is that we're fearful if the situation does not change we may see an increase of mortality in the area. >> without foreign aid it does not look like the government
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will give free medical care for syrians. and then these people will have to suffer more than they already have. >> serbia and hungary are crying foul after russia stop building a pipeline through europe. >> these abandoned pipes in serbia should have been underground two weeks ago. part of a $40 billion gas highway. now a reminder of what serbia could have had. >> we lost a lot of money. we had planned to receive between 300 million euros just in transit fees. now we don't have any other way to earn that money. >> the south stream pipeline would have gone from russia, under the black sea and up through bulgeraire, through
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serbia, hungary and slovenia. now many are wondering what will come next. most of the pipeline was to come from russia, but serbia had counted on investment from other parts of the project like w we woulding. >> it's a definitely loss to young people who had an opportunity to use their skills. i hope something will come of it, although for now it is a severe blow. >> some in europe are blaming brussels for the stop of construction. it appears that it was in breaching e.u. law and cooler east-west relations are playing out. if russia was able to by plan thby pass the planned pipeline, an.
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al jazeera. >> teams are scrambling to find people who are missing after torrential rains that triggelled landslides on friday. but bad weather is hampering the everyone. >> it all happened in five minutes. a huge chunk of the mountain came down burying all but two houses. most villages were completely taken by surprise. the landslide happened after two days of non-stop torrential rains. nearly 700 rescue workers and volunteers are trying to find survivors. the task hampered by bad weather and instability of the land. in most areas heavy equipment is too dangerous. more than 200 people have been
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affected. they're waiting for news of missing relatives. for the past two years people have gone missing after landslides. landslides are common here after the rainy season. the estimate is half of the country's 250 million people live in areas broke prone to landslides. >> talks of the u.n. climate cement has gone in to tracks time. countries are struggling to overcome their differences of how to cut green house gas emissions. >> a message to leaders and messages to delegate, just get something done. on the inside, the wrangling goes on and on. the conference president trying
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to work up a resolution before the day is out. >> ear' almost there. we will meet just to make a final effort. we will meet to taking political decision. we are almost there. there are no reason to stop this process. there is no reason to postpone our decision. >> this meeting with negotiations, another point is made. >> for us it is either death or climate justice. we believe in lima there should be climate justice. >> they say representatives of different countries have lost touch of reality. >> lima has not helped us enough. what is happening in the real world, we've taken to the streets, calling for real climate action, and this process has not slowed the momentum in a
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way that it can launch its plan. >> there has been debate of how the cutting of emission also work. >> we're well pass the scheduled close of business, and there is still plenty of work to do. this is supposed to be all laying down a clear rand concise path to paris, but so far it has not done that. >> in kenya bad roads and a poor ambulance service mean many sick people living in isolated rural areas can't get to health centers. we traveled to moranga where one health organization is helping in the form of a motorcycle. >> reporter: this family has just asked their village social worker to get her on a ambulance. she feels feverish and is
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effected by chiggers. chiggers are a cost o caused by poor hygiene. >> my legs and my hands, my legs are painful. this is how my life is. >> she needs to go to the hospital. the inis easily treatable. but if left too long it can lead to tetanus, gangrene and even can be fate fall. on a normal sunny day the journey would be easy, but this day is anything but normal. >> when it rains the road becomes drench. you can see this ambulance has to be pushed most of the way.
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but those who live hearsay that it's the best alternative to physically caring patients or riding in wheel barrels. >> the motorcycle seems to be the quickest thought of. after a difficult trip that took about an hour, they finely get to the dispensary. >> i helped to deliver a baby. we took her to the hospital safely, and she gave birth. >> stanley, an anti-chicker' anti-chigger's campaigner came. >> we come to people's homes and look how they're able to walk. >> now they will have some at the times done an then th theat
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