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♪ taking the fight to i.s.i.l. in syria, turkey orders its most significant military operation against the group so far. ♪ you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha also coming up on the program, we speak to burundi refugees who say men from their camp are being recruited by rebel fighters. one step closer to victory in the battle against polio, nigeria marks a medical milestone. germany is increasingly looking to renewable energy to meet
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rising demands for power. ♪ hello, turkey prime minister will continue against i.s.i.l. arair strikes with the group if syria. in two years since i.s.i.l. began their advance across syria and iraq turkey has been a temporary home to nearly two million refugees and reluctant to involve its military forces until now. overnight turkey carried out air strikes on i.s.i.l. targets inside syria, on thursday turkish tanks across the border with syria after i.s.i.l. weapons fire killed a turkish soldier and turkey blamed i.s.i.l. for the suicide bomb killing off 32 people and happened in the border town earlier this month and police have followed arrests earlier this month with raids right
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across 13 provinces taking 297 suspects in custody and they say turkey is determined to fight against i.s.i.l. and the armed kurdish group pkk without quote distinction and say it's part of a wider operation, let's listen. >> translator: it's out of the question for turkey to turn a blind eye to what is going on and we met and put together an action plan and what started this morning are not ad hoc operations and marks the beginning of a period and as of today we will continue operations which will be widening gradually. >> reporter: let's cross over now to our correspondent zaina and joining us from the border with syria to first what do you make of the comments that you heard from the prime minister on the widening security operation and how that message is going to be received? >> well turkey reiterating that
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the operation yesterday, we have to remember this is the first time turkey targets i.s.i.l. in syria and it's not a one-off incident, that turkey is now at war with i.s.i.l. yes, turkey calls i.s.i.l. a terrorist organization but it hasn't been actively involved in the fight so the turkish authorities preparing the public that turkey really is at war and turkey is vulnerable to attacks. yes, it can target i.s.i.l. inside syria but what is clear is that i.s.i.l. can carry out attacks on turkish soil. the very fact that the police operation detained more than 250 people overnight in 13 different provinces in turkey means that the group does have sympathizers here and does have sleeper cells and we do know from the past they have some sort of recruitment network. so turkey really shifting its policy.
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it was a member it is a member of the u.s.-led coalition against i.s.i.l. but it never was actively involved very limited participation and why so many people are now asking why the shift, why now. >> that's, in fact, what i was going to ask you exactly then, what do we make of the timing of all of this why is this taking place at this particular point? >> well, we know that the suicide bombing a few days ago really was a major escalation but we have to remember that tensions along the syria/turkey border are not new. three weeks ago we were here and heard turkish officials saying they may decide to cross over unilaterally to deal with turkey sees two threats and first is i.s.i.l. second -- >> i do apologize, we seem to have lost our connection with
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zaina but she was reporting from the turkey/syria border and we will move to other news and tell you what is going on in burundi because there is more violence there aimed at government as well as opposition supporters and results from tuesday's presidential election are due to be announced in the coming hours and pierre nkurunziza's decision to run a third term has been heavily criticized and across the border there are reports that burundi refugees now living in rwanda are being recruited to join a rebel group and al jazeera spoke to several people in a refugee camp in eastern rwanda and say dozens of men have left the camp and catherine soy has this exclusive report. >> reporter: this mother was a mother of five in the capitol and says her husband left two weeks ago after a series of meetings with people listing men in a known rebel group to fight in burundi and talking to us
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with her identity hidden is dangerous but she says she just wants her husband back. >> translator: he hinted to he me was going to fight for the country and bring peace but wouldn't give me details and when he left he did not carry his phone or anything. >> reporter: we also talked to several young men who say they have been approached by the recruits and refugees who have left to unknown locations for alleged weapons training. this is an issue that is discussed and many people here are afraid to speak out and those who manage to talk to are already saying their lives are being threatened. the u.n. refugee agency unhcr officials have also heard the allegations. >> of course we have been concerned about such attempts and therefore we have 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
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measures to curb such attempts that would be done. >> reporter: earlier this month burundi's military paraded men and weapons were captured in fighting at the forest along the border with rwanda and many are hungry and the president's pierre nkurunziza run for a third term saying it's unconstitutional and say they killed and intimated opponents back home and say they will not join a rebellion. >> we cannot fight, we failed already. we cannot fight because they are already trained and they are armed. they have all those arms. but we still have one arm, our god is there. not the god that our president trusts in right now. >> reporter: according to refugees we talked to the mass recruitment in days of the conflict in burundi has gone down but people like this woman
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who still doesn't know where her husband is say they are worried. u.s. president barack obama is expected to offer more support in the fight against al-shabab on a visit to kenya. he is on his way there and it's the first trip to his father's home land since taking office and he is criticized for not tackling issues in africa. ahead of the visit by obama somali forces captured an al-shabab stronghold and used as a tactical retreat by the group and it's only about 250 kilometers east of the capitol mogidishu and the fighters were forced out of the town on wednesday. now around the corner germany's energy comes from non-fossil fuel sources but with demand growing there is a problem of how to transport it without
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damaging the landscape and dominick cane reports from brandonburg. >> reporter: energy creation the german government wants to see much more of. for the past three years renewable energy has increased, meeting a growing demand across the country. but if the demand is high, so too is the cost of the consumer. although german energy bills are among the largest in the eu some analysts say support for renewables is strong. >> a huge drive among ordinary people because the share of investment for the renewable energy investment comes from private people that is very interesting to see on the one hand on the other handsome also complain of costs because of high electricity prices. >> reporter: wind farms like these in brand denburg are a fundamental and the power contributes 10s of thousands of
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mega watts to the grid every year and most of the energy will be consumed in southern germany but getting ever more energy there is problematic. this is the folder valley area of central germany, famed for its beautiful landscape. and he has run a kayaking anicka canoeing center for years and the landscape and air are the main reasons people want to come here but a group of energy firms is key to install vast new power lines and cables across this area under a plan called zoodlinc with pylons 60 meters high dwarfing those currently installed and many people in the community are deeply worried. >> translator: we are actually afraid of the zoodlinc and cutting through the valley which is popular people and they will not come here any more and it will harm tourism that is why we are afraid of losing our
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livelihood and our houses will be worthless and our business will be destroyed. >> reporter: but the man in charge of the federal agency responsible says he wants to find solutions. >> translator: we are making some progress in the big power grid project that will transport electricity from the north to the south. there are many discussions and delays but i think we will get there and we want to involve people and discuss the topic as early as possible and looking where the problems are and trying to safe them. >> some people are not so sure and wonder if the solutions may actually cost the earth. dominick cane al jazeera, brand denburg. just a moment ago we were telling you about somali troops backed by forces who captured an al-shabab stronghold and al-shabab stronghold is known as dinsur and we are crossing to our correspondent who is live to
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tell us what this means for al-shabab and when a town is captured where would al-shabab retreat to? >> reporter: well, this is a very significant gain by the somali government forces who have been supported by the african union keepers and lost the last two remaining strongholds there and with that goes the key liberty generation that they used to get from vehicles by the main routes and doesn't mean that the military is not intact and it will come out of one of the most successful months which they cut out the campaign of violence against african union peace keepers installations is where
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somalia in one of the attacks at the tunnel and they killed almost 80 burundi peace keepers and however people who hold the issues in somalia say the timing is a bit, the timing of these offensive against al-shabab is one aimed at giving the u.s. president barack obama what is considered by some a public relations gift especially at a time when the european union which is the key of all african union peace keepers is considering cutting back funding by up to 20% and the president of kenya and the european leader expected to raise the issue of funding with president obama pointing to the retaking of the
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border of al-shabab saying that it's important that the african union mission in somalia continues to be funding and it's a story or something that president obama will hear when he visits the headquarters of the african union on tuesday. >> thank you. do stay with us on al jazeera, still to come right after the break playing for keeps, why these palestinian children are facing illegal eviction from the only home they have ever known. privacy concerns after google launches a service tracking the movements of android phone users, details coming up. ♪
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the top stories on al jazeera, turkey says it has carried out strikes on i.s.i.l. targets inside syria and the attacks are part of a comprehensive operation against the group. police also carried out raids across the country arresting over 200 suspected i.s.i.l. members and kurdish activists and there are reports of burundi refugees in eastern rwanda being recruited to join a rebel group and told al jazeera that dozens of men left the camp to join rebels fighting the government in burundi. u.s. president will offer more support against al-shabab going to kenya and he arrived in nairobi friday night and the first trip to his father's home land since taking office. police operation in the tunisia
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capitol as they prepare to vote on an antiterrorism law and they say it is necessary to stand the rise of armed groups but human rights activists say it could restrict freedoms and we report from tunis. >> reporter: a crucial vote for tunisia parliament and they are debating a new counter terrorism law. for the government it is the only way to stem the rise of armed groups and groups are created with islamic state of iraq and levante and al-qaeda. the bill is likely to become a law and backed by tunisia biggest two parties, the conservative and the secular tunis. >> terrorism and terrorists are the best lies of being desperate and lack of liberties and if we vote this law, this bill against terrorism and against laundering
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money that doesn't mean it will give us defending him or i. >> reporter: the new laws impose death sentences for a wider number of crimes and allow the police to eavesdrop on phone conversations and detain suspects for 15 days without access to a lawyer. he is a leading human rights activist. he says the new bill introduces repressive measures that under mine democracy. >> translator: it's students demonstrating on the force and throeing stones at the western embassy and will be a terrorist crime by virtue of the new bill and all tunisia people may be victims of this new law. >> reporter: the counter terrorism bill is the latest in a string of measures taken by the government to crack down on armed groups.
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last month the president imposed a state of emergency after 38 tourists were gunned down at the beach in the city of zues march 21 tourists were killed in attack at the capitol tunis and perpetrators were both trained in libya. and they are now on the offensive and say if the bill goes through it will send a strong message to armed troops 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 and the law gives security forces sweeping powers that could be years to crack down on activists and stifle decent al jazeera, tunis. >> police in nepal arrested nearly 200 protesters after a
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demonstration against a new draft constitution turned violent, security forces have stopped protesters burning cars and damaging property so schools and businesses are still closed. general strike called by the communist party, it says smaller opposition parties concerns and suggestions for the charter are being ignored. now, one of the sticking points to peace is between israel and palestine in the west bank and removal of palestinians and just now there is a growing international campaign of the future of a small village. it is home for around 300 palestinian people and one of israel's top courts says it should be demolished and it's in between an illegal israeli settlement and ancient synagogue operated by settlers and the offer to relocate the villagers
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but it is criticized by european diplomates as well as human rights campaigners and we report. >> reporter: life in here a small village in the southern hebron hills in the occupied west bank is mainly quiet and people who call this place home earn a living tending livestock or farming but their future here is uncertain but for the third time in 30 years the residents of basic shelters are under imminent threat of displacement in may an israeli high court judge ruled against injunction seeking to hold israel's planned destruction of the village and he has lived her most of her life and raised six children here and also where five of her grandchildren were born. >> translator: we won't leave our land and if they demolish our home and say they give us somewhere else to live and what is alternative, who trades the
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homeland? it's not for sale. this is our soul and blood and it's ours and will be for generations. >> reporter: between an illegal israeli settlement and archeological site run by israeli settlers and palestinians say the reason israel wants to destroy the homes is to connect the two areas but israeli government insists it's because they built the structures without permits and 70 per-year-old is one of the elders and saying they have been trying to evict palestinians here for years. >> translator: i've been expelled three times in my lifetime first in 1948 that is when we came to old sisia and again in 1986 they expelled us claiming this area is an arc logical site and brought settlers in and 2 though ,0001 they demolished a whole village here. >> reporter: the planned
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demolition has drawn criticism from human rights campaigners and european diplomates and say it points to a wider problem of demolition and from villages the government does not recognize and calling on israel to end the practice. israel's high court will review the case on august third but residents believe their home also be destroyed and that they will be displaced regardless of what the court decides, saying they will rebuild that no matter what. al jazeera, west jerusalem. friday marks one year since the last case of polio was reported in nigeria. the disease has still prevalent in parts of pakistan and afghanistan but nigeria's success raced hopes that workers are winning that fight to eradicate the disease. motor by taxis are popular to get around the congested cities and a smartphone app is shaking up the business and we have that
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story from takarta. >> reporter: started with a mobile phone application and a year later go chek has a million users and motor bikes delivering services and place orders on the phone and taxi drivers accept them taking people quickly to destinations, delivering food orders or packages so people don't have to sit in their cars for hours. >> translator: this is more efficient and saves time and energy and saves money. >> reporter: go check is a professional version of indonesia motor bike taxis that can be found at many street corners. >> we are not selling multiple services. what we are essentially selling is time and that has got to be one of the precious commodities being an urban dweller and so it works because both sides on the
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platform are benefitting immensely. >> reporter: this is often the only way to get around here and big cities in indonesia and the success of this on bikes have down sized and drivers faced violents or threats from other traditional motor bike taxis because they can't stand the competition. in several areas traditional drivers have placed banners ordering go check drivers not to enter their neighborhoods. >> translator: my motor bike was hit with sticks and i was chased and it happens a lot now. >> reporter: she has been a driver for more than eight years after the company he worked for went bankrupt. he said since go check started his services his income has been halved. >> translator: these businessmen sit in their offices with their mobile phones and make money. we do the real work. i don't want us poor people to
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be humiliated like that. >> reporter: he and tens of thousands of drivers are facing a difficult future the governor is supporting the new motor bike taxi services. >> it could solve the problem. >> lose agree lot of money from competition. >> you have to follow this technology. >> reporter: go check tries to lower tensions by sending in special teams to approach go check drivers but they are worried that the tensions could turn into something else if their efforts are not successful, al jazeera. more privacy concerns of google after it launched a new service providing details about people's everyday movements and anyone with an android phone can now have every move they make recorded all the time. phil lavel reports from london. >> reporter: cameras watching for years like it or not but it's the beacon in your pocket that may be giving away more of your secrets.
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it's no surprise that phones share our location and we get place to place using gps and how else will you check into facebook without gps but if you have an android phone and where you have been and when you were there is more visible than perhaps you realize. android is google's phone operating system. it's the most common phone os in the world a samplen samsong or others and logged in without you knowing it and they launched this called your timeline and give away dots and detailed map entries showing exactly where you have been and in some cases stretching back years at home and abroad. 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
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enhance your life only you can see this data nobody. you can delete it at any time and crucially you have to have opted in the first place but you have a new phone and turn it on for the first time and says do you agree to this and that and do you accept this and that and half the time you press yes but do you really know what it is you are agreeing to. what is it that google gets out of this? >> it makes its money by selling ads and the better picture of you the better they can target you and charge for the ads so financially this makes perfect sense for google. it can understand you better than you understand yourself and that is extremely powerful for marketing. >> reporter: 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. [phone ringing]
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no maps and annoying ring tones and not giving off any more unwanted signals, phil in london. reminder you can always keep up to date with all the latest news on our website, there it is on your screen al >> a gunman opens fire at a louisiana movie theater and opens fire before turning the gun on himself. police are searching for a motive. >> new information in the death of a woman inside a the accident jail cell. her family says the evidence still does noted a up. >> president obama is on his way to kenya now. the top concerns, security and