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>> turkey strikes isil targets inside syria and launches raids across istanbul to isil members. you are watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. we have an exclusive report from a burundi refugee camp. men are going missing. there are fears they are being recruited to become soldiers. >> convince me that this isn't just a big charade. >> unconvinced, u.s. politicians
aren't holding back over their disdane for the iran nuclear deal. and burundi gets spruced up for president barack obama's visit. we begin in turkey. that's where the government has confirmed it carried out air strikes inside syria. turkish police carried out raids across the country. we are following developments right on the border with syria. first of all, tell us about the air strikes that the turks carried out inside syria. >> reporter: these were three air strikes that happened about six hours ago. three turkish f-16 fighter jets
went into syrian air space. they hit two isil headquarters and one assembly point in syria. the turkish media has been saying that these clashes with isil are very significant. this is the first time that the turkish military has been directly engaging with isil and isil targets. it comes after there was an attack by isil fighters yesterday. one soldier was killed, two more were wounded. if you look behind me, about two kilometers behind me, over my left shoulder, that's the watch tower on turkey's border with syria where we are where the attack, initial attack by isil fighters happened. that's where they shot at those turkish soldiers. tanks came up to the border, clashes ensoyed. we are seeing a situation where turkey is being drawn deeper into the conflict.
one more note we should mention it's been announced that turkey's government will allow going forward the u.s. to allow its air force base here to bomb isil targets. this is a serious escalation on the part of turkey. much more cooperation in the fight against isil, much more direct involvement and cooperation of the u.s. led and coalition efforts. >> speaking of escalation, just looking at a news wire saying that the turkish prime minister's office is saying that he's determined to fight against islamic state and kurdish militants without distinction. what do we make of those comments in light of the raids we saw in istanbul as well? >> that's a good question. this is in line with what we have heard many top turkish officials say this past week since that suicide attack on monday killing 32 people at a community center. since that attack there have
been increasing tensions in the already fraught relationship between the kurdish population and turkey government. they have accused the turkish government of not doing enough to protect them. these are allegationings they have continued to deny. they will enhance security measures, they will do more to take the fight to isil. what we saw overnight very much in line with that, there was a security meeting last night. after that there were raids that happened in istanbul in which the turkish officials are saying that many suspects affiliated with isil and with the kurdish military group pkk were arrested. this was an operation in which thousands of police were involved. there were helicopters there to give cover. many locations were raided. someone suspect was killed in a shootout with police. we heard that there were raids that took place in the country's
capital. at least 12 locations were raided and there have been nine suspects detained. there is a lot of moving parts to the story. increased tensions between the kurdish population, the turkish government. but also turkey trying to allay fears, trying to say they will go after isil, they will take the fight to isil and decreased the heightened threat level that exists now. >> thank you very much for reporting from the border of syria. results from burundi's presidential election are due to be announced on friday. the president is set to win a third term, but his victory is overshadowed by violence and opposition boycott. we are joined live in burundi's capital. it seems that reports of more violence overnight. >> exactly. a lot of things happened overnight.
the latest was here at this house of a pro government official. you can see the stains on the floor. there were children sleeping in their bedrooms and grenades were thrown into their bedrooms. four people were injured. the young east nine-year-old. they would get up and run away and started running from their bedrooms in through the living room there and outside here on to the street crying for help. it's the house of an official which says that both sides are being positive. it's government supporters as well. a lot of people tense. afraid more attacks could happen as soon as the results are announced. >> when do we expect them to be announced? >> we know officials are finished. they are tying up a few loose ends. they are telling people just be on stand by. the biggest fear is some people have is what could happen
afterwards. some people say it could go peacefully. a lot of people fear what could happen overnight when it gets dark. i can tell you people are used to this, expecting gunfire explosions at night. they hope it doesn't happen, but lots of people are fearing that could happen once the results are announced. >> okay. thank you for that update. there are reports that burundi refugees are being recruited to join a rebel group. al-jazeera spoke to several people. they say dozens of men have left the camp. we have this exclusive report. >> reporter: this mother of five was a teacher in burundi's capital. she said her husband left after a series of meetings with people enlisting men into an unknown group. she wants her husband back.
>> translator: he said to me that he was going to fight for the country. and go bring peace. but he wouldn't give me details. when he left, he didn't even carry his phone or anything. >> reporter: we also talked to several young men that have been approached by the recruiters and refugees who have left to unknown locations. this is an issue that is discussed. many people here are afraid to speak out. those who manage to talk, are saying their lives are being threatened. the united nations refugee agency unc had. r, also have allegations. >> of course, we have been concerned about such attempts. we raised it with the government from the beginning of the establishment of the camps. and we have been given the assurance that the government will take all measures to curb such attempts that will be done.
>> reporter: burundi's military parade of men and weapons were captured in fighting along the border with rwanda. many people are angry at burundi burundi's president's run for a third time. they accuse his party of killing and intimidating opponents back home. they say they won't join any rebellion. >> actually, we cannot fight with those soldiers. we cannot fight with those because they are already trained and they are armed. they have all those arms. but we still have one arm. >> reporter: according to refugees, the mass recruitment in the days of the conflict has gone down. but people like this woman who still doesn't know where her
husband is, say they are worried. that was kathryn reporting from the refugee camp in eastern rwanda. three people have been killed in a movie shooting at a theater. a lone gunman opened fire inside the crowded theater before taking his own life. seven others were injured. the shooter has been identified by police as a 58-year-old man. the autopsy of a black woman found dead in a texas jail revealed no evidence she was killed by someone else. the marks around her neck are consistent with suicide by hanging. she was arrested by traffic police before she was found dead in that cell. strong words in the u.s. senate over the iranian nuclear deal. the obama administration is trying to persuade them the deal is a good one.
>> reporter: preventing iran from developing nuclear weapons. can the deal get the job done? the chair of the senate panel reviewing the deal told obama administration officials he wasn't impressed. >> i believe that you have crossed a new threshold in u.s. foreign policy. we are now it is the policy of the united states to enable a state sponsor of terror to obtain sophisticated industrial nuclear development program. >> reporter: john kerry told the senate foreign relations committee that wasn't true and he called on congress to embrace the deal. >> if the congress moves to reject what was to agreed to in vienna, the result will be the united states of america walking away from every one of the restrictions we have achieved. >> reporter: but the anger from senate republicans couldn't be contained. >> i believe you have been policed. >> this administration in my opinion has capitulated.
>> convince me this isn't a big charade. >> reporter: they say the deal doesn't check the behavior, whether backing the syrian government in its civil war. that's when treasury secretary reminded the panel the u.s. already has tools to hold iran to account. >> just this week treasury sanctions building on designations last month targeting the front companies and facilitators. we will not relieve sanctions on the guard core. >> reporter: the senators seemed reluctant to challenge the deal on scientific measures. but one analyst said the administration needs to do a better job of selling the deal politically. >> how can you deal with that, holding american hostages, supports terrorism. in that argument, the administration has nothing to do. that's a very high risk strategy
they can just get by on the science. >> reporter: kerry returned to congress on tuesday to once again defend the iran nuclear deal. the real fight may come in september when legislators could pass a measure calling on the u.s. to reject the deal it just negotiated. stay with us here on al jazeera. the paralyzing effect of polio. plus new terrorism law set to be passed. some say it will undermine democracy.
>> turkey says it carried out air strikes on isil inside syria. police have carried out raids across the country. they have arrested over 200 suspected isil members and kurdish activists. there are reports that men in burundi are being recruited. dozens of men have left the camp to join rebels. three people have been killed in a shooting in a movie theater. a lone gunman opened fire inside the crowded theater before he took his own life. the parliament is voting on a new law.
human rights activists believe it could restrict freedoms. we have been watching that debate in the capital. >> reporter: a crucial vote for to a knee shah's parliament. m ps are debating a new law. it's the only way to stem the rise of new groups. the bill is likely to become a law. its backed by the two biggest political parties the conservative and the secular. >> terrorism and terrorists are the best of desperatism. if we vote this law this veil against terrorism and also against laundering money that doesn't mean we'll give up defending human rights. >> the new laws impose death sen
tanses for a wider number of crimes and allow the police to eavesdrop on conversations and detain suspects for 15 days without access to a lawyer. this is a leading human rights activist. he says the new bill introduces repressive measures that undermine democracy. >> translator: students demonstrating on the streets choose to throw stones, that act will be considered a terrorist crime by virtue of the new bill. all might be victims of this law. >> reporter: the counter terrorism bill is the latest in a string of measures taken by the government to crack down on armed groups. last month the president imposed a state of emergency after 38 tourists were gunned down at the
beach in the city. in march 21 tourists were killed in an attack in a museum here in the capital. the perpetrators of both attacks were trained in libya. the authorities are now on the offensive. they say if the bill goes through, it will send a strong message to armed groups that the government is determined to get tough on violence. for the last few years politicians have been trying to pass an antiterrorism law. but human rights activists are concerned that the law gives security forces sweeping powers that could be used to crack down on activists. the first drug to make babies immune to malaria has been given the go ahead by european regulators. most victims are children under
five years old. that vaccine could help prevent millions of new cases of malaria which kills around 584,000 people in 2013, mostly in africa. it will be assessed by the world health organization. friday marks one year since the last case of polio was report in nigeria. polio is still in parts of pakistan and afghanistan. but nigeria's success has raised hopes that workers are eradicating the disease. >> reporter: paralysis is the main symptom of polio. these survivors contracted the virus as children, probably from drinking dirty water or swallowing human excrement while playing. this polio survivor distributes
the chairs. he's happy that it's been a year since the last case of polio was reported. >> give lots of credit to the government for the sustained effort at polio eradication. the agency, rotary international. >> these new borns are being given doses of the vaccine. it has taken years of door to door campaigning to give 111 million children in the region the polio immunization drops. and by challenging religious attitudes. >> now on this rejection they anticipate, there is an agenda either to deal with the population explosion from the muslim community.
in fact, make some of them become better, especially the women. >> the attitude appears to be changing. there is a long way to go before nigeria can be declared polio free. scientists will have to analyze data until the end of september. if it's all clear nigeria will be taken off the list of polio endepartmentic countries leaving pakistan and afghanistan. there must be no new cases for the next two years for nigeria be declared polio-free. >> we need to maintain the same amount of resources and commitment of health workers. >> she's hoping that nigeria will become polio free in 2017. he says being paralyzed is a warning for parents who don't understand the importance of vaccinating babies against the
disease. his vaccinated four children are proof the disease can be prevented. the u.s. president is on his way to kenya. it's his first trip to the country since taking office. he's there for the global entrepreneurship summit. roads have been relayed street lights fixed and a highway has a new garden. we report that security has also been beefed up. >> reporter: nairobi skyline as u.s. forces move in. the americans are monitoring all air space in kenya along with sew monthly yeah. it may not seem like it, but last minute makeovers kenya is about to experience one of its biggest ever security operations. barack obama is setting out on his first presidential visit to the homeland of his late father. any personal fulfillment will be
tinged with the human loss. the bottoming of the u.s. embassy the attack on the west gate shopping mall two years ago in which 67 people were killed, to the attack on the university that killed nearly 150 people, only three months ago. while this summit is all about innovation entrepreneurship and economic growth, the rest of barack obama's visit isn't expected to be positive all the way. issues such as security, good governance and corruption are going to be on the agenda. there could be some tough talking. the u.s. has had an uneasy relationship with kenya after violence that followed the 2007 presidential elections. there was an indictment accused of crimes against humanity. the charges have been dropped.
he will be asking obama for more assistance in his fight. >> we have been working in close collaboration with american agencies in our fight against terror. i'm certain that's an agenda we shall further strengthen. >> he will be asking his counter port, we need more support more participation of the u.s., more presence. we need more training by the u.s. so they can do better work. >> in the run-unto this visit west gate mall has reopened. no memorials for the dead here. this is intended to be a defiant move to show normality. but people are still skeptical about whether enough is being done to protect them. they will be looking to a u.s. president with kenyan roots for more help. mexico's national human rights commission is questioning the government investigation
into what happened to 43 missing college students. it says basic steps in the investigation were missed and vital evidence has still not been followed up. the government says the students were killed by a drug gang and their bodies were burned. many people including some of the students' parents dispute that account. peace talks have resumed between the colombian government. nasa scientists have discovered is the most earth-like planet found. the telescope detected that planet which is 1400 light years away. it's circling a star similar but older than our son. the planet is about 60% bigger than earth. >> it would have a mass about five times that of earth.
surface gravity twice that of earth. wewe would expect the atmosphere to be thicker and have more cloud cover. this planet would still have active volcanos. >> trinidad and tobago received a u.s. request to extradite the former fifa president on corruption charges. he's resisting. more privacy concerns raised on google. it provides details about people's movements. people can have every move they make recorded every time. >> the cameras have been watching for years. it is the beacon in your pocket that may be giving away more of your secrets.
>> no surprise that phones share location, they help us get from place to place using gps. how can you check intoel facebook without gps. but if you have an android phone, where you have been and when you were there may be more visible than perhaps you realized. android is google's phone operating system. it's the most common phone os in the world. a samsung, chances are it's a dried. and it may have been logging your location. google launched this, google time line. where you came from, where you went, even where you stopped off for a quick sandwich. detailed analysis of you. as far as google is concerned this is something designed to enhance your life.
only you can see this data, nobody else. you can delete it at any time and crucially, you have to have opted in in the first place. the question is you got a new phone, turn it on for the first time, do you agree to this, do you agree that, do you accept this, do you accept that t half the time you press yes. but do you know what it is you are agreeing to. what is it that google gets out of all of any. >> google makes most of its money by selling ad words. the better picture it can build up, the better it can target you with the ad words. it can understand you better than you understand yourself. that is extremely powerful. >> if you really don't like that, google says you can disable location services in your phone settings to turn tracking off. or alternatively you could go old school. no maps, just annoying ring
tones. at least you won't be giving off any more unwanted signals. you can read much more about that story on our website www.aljazeera.com. there you will find the days other top stories. everything we are covering here at al jazeera. tomorrow i'm david shuster in for ali velshi "on target", the in visible threat. we take you in the darker corners of web where no one knows your name and anything goes. reforming america's cop. it's not about guns and badges it's about building trust. from amazon to alibaba, the internet
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