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it's consumed with this. speech you don't know what to. make. the legal battles not over for a massacre in a racket a decade ago is of course throws out convictions against god for the notorious us military contract a blackboard. up to the dozens of russian speaking children of stranded in the orphanage in a rack after their parents allegedly died fighting the terrorists we hear their stories. and fresh reports of voting irregularities in the u.s. suspicions have been swiftly aimed at russia but this hour we hear how the problem
is much too likely to be much closer to. just one pm here in moscow when i was kevin i mean this is r.t. international first then this hour the legal battle of the massacre in iraq a decade ago is headed back to the u.s. courts judges order the recent unsing of three operatives from the private u.s. security contract formerly known as blackwater the fourth faces a complete retrial before guards opened fire with machine guns and grenade launchers in baghdad as miss square back then fourteen unarmed civilians were killed and seventeen others were injured the guards argued that they were under fire from insurgents but the witnesses support that claim the carnage at the time drew widespread condemnation and rage serious questions about the military's accountability in iraq. there are.
a contract bonanza that ensured that ensued after the two thousand and three us invasion of iraq operating as part of the us occupation authorities but watergate notoriety over its conduct its security flaws and its disciplinary problems at the time following the massacre the company rebranded but it's still operating it seems that scandal is done little to dent the u.s. government's appetite for working with military contracts is it's a practice that still thriving as jackley verger explains. meet erik prince the founder of blackwater a private military company with a controversial reputation with its legacy you might expect prince's career to be over but this cannot be farther from the truth there's no backlash for him no shame the man's gun for hire business is booming what i care about is a tax payer is that large you wasting food say five billion dollars a year in afghanistan i don't think it's appropriate to pull out completely with all the wars the us is waging abroad times are lucrative for private security firms
yet you'd struggle to find one with an untainted slate dyna corp for example for over a decade the u.s. state department was giving almost seventy percent of its funding for afghanistan to this particular firm this company's record features a sex slavery scandal in bosnia a male prostitution scandal in afghanistan and also there a botched seventy million dollar worth construction project were also means big business for sally port global who were paid nearly seven hundred million dollars to secure an iraqi base they allegedly turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling theft security violations and allegations of sex trafficking and then fired investigators who uncovered wrongdoing that's all according to an associated press investigation the list of controversy goes on yet private security firms are doing just fine and filling their coffers with the spoils of war. r.t. washington d.c. a go reaction from the photo shop monitor a group that monitors private contract his human rights records he believes the
company's luck accountability for the violations. in the u.s. on oversight and government reform from us a sense is that during the butte to thoughts of by disasters november what was the war in one hundred ninety five incidents involving failure saw you can imagine you know the great impact on human rights or get it revoked from all this case it why don't they were going through all these to gross it i was living through in doing produce in iraq and i can get you to tell people imagine what that i'm not that being missy's. did this a lack of public accountability or public scrutiny. if you saw when you just used international. international norms you nor the t.v. you could attribute responsibility to the security contractors.
forty eight russian speaking children currently stranded and often injured in iraq after they were rescued showing the battle to liberate the city of mosul from islamic state and r t crews been to that shelter to visit them. yes but. in the school system or the apollo. moon you're doing it for a new caucasoids. as you saw some of the children appear to be unsure of their own names or even how old they are they've gone through so much it's believed they were taken to iraq where their parents who joined islamic state and who are now presumed dead russia reckon jordan looking to try to try another family name was so much children been describing the hiring all deals they did. they are upsetting to listen to.
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each someone else was the one but it gave school just a plug someone who knew. if those will money it will mean that. so subtle goes just so you're talking after seeing what we've seen and been through rather heartbreaking stories of merge to talk to the viewer to should the students across the other side of this with the families buy a home as well. as a distressing time for them as well what we know about it is an extremely deceptive distressing time for lots of families who have no idea where their children are at the moment the situation with regards to children of eisel fighters is that a lot of them start around iraq in shelters in orphanages with no identification and no one knows where they are so in the aftermath of what's happened there now there are two stories that have come to light in particular that really paint the horrors of what's happened and how innocent victims particularly children and i
when bound and in a foreign country without those identification papers what will happen to them they've got no support of anybody no adults the first story i actually came across has a happy ending it involved two years of hell for the mother and her husband a native chutney and call it off he went to fight alongside islamic state. and basically he first went to syria and then to iraq and he actually kate napped their son and took the son along with him that was back in october twenty fifth now four year old mother had not seen him for two years so you can imagine the trauma that she's gone through she had no idea whether he was dead or alive and actually she coincidentally saw a you tube fit you with her son on it and she contacted the russian authorities. can you actually ever see any dismantle the shares still or. there's a slab a good look at badness it does get rid of its wrapper so much to. do with
national. stand even. though you know. oh. well you can imagine the emotion that the family has gone through in having him in their arms again i can imagine it must have been absolutely amazing now that is one of the success stories the boy was discovered in an iraqi oil for an inch below he was finally sent back from baghdad to cross now many of those children as i mentioned before end up in these are all from this year with no idea forms of identification but the russian authorities are now seeking to cooperate in trying to repatriate a lot of those children there are dozens of them apparently there who are russian speaking whose parents decided to join isis and so you know at least something is going on and happening hopefully some of those children will also be saved now the
second story is equally harrowing it doesn't have such a happy ending it's about a girl called harry she got married in two thousand and nine and six years later her husband decided to move to turkey they had three children at the time and then later michael contacted her parents or the children's grandparents and told that told them they were moving to iraq she gave birth to a fourth child there and she apparently cried when she contacted her parents and said that her husband threatened to take the children away from her which is why she went to iraq she then stopped calling her parents so they didn't hear from her after that and apparently her husband was recruited by ice or he had a month's training and he was sent off to fight and then mark was told that he was killed in action now the grandparents have contacted the russian authorities pleading for their help now as they want to find their daughter and grandchildren they know nothing about her they don't know where she is. i would say. it is
then you would consider it as a knock on the spears look at you on the grill a moment then you send. the rain in to. your time it should media the. time used to neutralise nicole you would need to know what not just me. nice two and a potato with most to do. so as you can see that that's an example of a not so family and now i have to mention there are a lot of families like that dealing with the situation who knows what the outcome will be just an example of how horrendous the situation is right now short of these often i'm told stories from the horrors that all right thanks for telling us. some of the day's news this is fresh alert over voting irregularities in the united states in california alone same several counties been found some studly more registered voters that voting age citizens as colored voting. voter fraud
a subject that seen fierce debate in recent u.s. politics but the current president and his opponents trading barbs over claims and counterclaims flying back and forth every time voter fraud occurs it cancels out the vote of a lawful citizen and undermines democracy can't let that happen the fiction that millions of illegal votes were cast in the two thousand and sixteen election it is in pure glee a stunning allegation for which the white house is providing new evidence to people registered in two states they're registered in new york and in new jersey they vote you mean voter fraud california allows i believe there was voted for and a new report suggests that it's an issue that does need to be looked into the activist group judicial watch sent a letter to california for it he's pointing out a discrepancy between the number of people registered to vote in the state and the total population of eligible voters it is urging that california to take reasonable
steps to clean up its rules we will show you if state officials fail to act the greatest discrepancy was in a los angeles county coroner the report there forty four percent more people registered to vote than eligible citizens living in the county and that amounts to roughly one million people now california isn't the only state facing these kinds of problems according to the report that was released back in april over eleven different states have counties with similar discrepancies if california doesn't get a grip on things it could soon be facing a lawsuit as it stands the elections of the united states and their integrity are now in question but not because of some allusive russian hackers the problem appears to be much closer to home tabletop and artsy new york. in the u.s. so those who we spoke to says the problem spreads beyond california to. this is a stunning number first of all your dish your watch is a highly respected organization and they have compared the
voting record with the number of voting age medicines and there are far more people voting and there are people who are eligible to vote and so the system is obviously corrupt it's got a combination some of them are people who have died some of them are non set aside and some of them are illegal there's some way you know illegal immigrants were being permitted to vote president trump has made the statement that he believes that literally a couple of no you know people cast illicit votes i tend to agree with him even in virginia now virginia is better than some states and yet i know for a fact that there's a great deal of voter fraud coming up here the tsunami's made a significant gain in homes will tell you the locals have been living through too for the last couple of days after the break.
we along. with one hundred. syrian army is clearly nice in tone of. terrorists that was captured by government troops in the weekend and is now being regarded in fact it's one of the most significant victories in recent months we spoke to the syrian army's information chief for more details. military units of encircled in the suburbs mira in advance in the last stronghold they may still be snipers there are still terrorists as usual leaving behind land mines and unexploded shell rounds making it difficult for the syrian army to move food troops monitoring the city and tracking every movement the ice and snipers in fights the syrian military is quite true to last i saw the terrorists from the city as soon as your permission to wipe out the militants is
over the syrian armed forces will officially declare the liberation of the city artie's ruptly video news agencies filmed exclusive video from inside that. is the last islamic state stronghold in homs province right now it's about fifty kilometers from the border with the province which is still mostly under control my feelings are the big clear of. syrian war geography the south east is where the color coded key is least complicated government controlled red vs i still held the black divided by won't long desert front line and it's just shifted to the right of a town called no. there's plenty to so great for these problems solved through their commanders saving. edges them closer to their ultimate goal in this part of syria dare as zoar where one
to two hundred thousand people are completely surrounded by islamic state and a few more months the siege will have been ongoing for three years in strategic terms is the last stop on the way to dare as four provinces taking control of this province will mean wiping out i sold impromptu or production no more cash for the terrorists from. the government troops can also push to the north and if they can we night with fellas. orders in the rock a province i saw forces will end up kettle in the geographical heart of syria certainly is definitely the beginning of the absolute end of isis in syria where there are definitely two potentiality of superman is only fifty kilometers away from that is or retaking the particular city is of vital importance to actually reopening the route on the road to their resort now the other option is to actually
link up with the forces coming in from the northwest now that would create a huge pocket of remaining isis forces i think the army would potentially link up with what's left of the other forces and at the same time push for their daughter in the quickest to form possible we've seen the syrian army gaining ground and then relinquishing some tough lessons in war geography have been learned those trapped in there is zero or can breeze momentarily with relief but there's still a long way to go. mentioned resort has been under siege for years locals told us the dire conditions they faced having to live under the shadow of i still. am i don't even know every as isis terrorists raided our house my thirteen year old cousin was staying with us i hid her in a water tank so that the terrorist didn't take her as a slave terrorist from iraq execute civilians in the streets and leave bodies lying
there for up to five days i secretly drove my sons out of the city otherwise isis militants would recruit them by force inject psychotropic substances and later use them as suicide bombers to billions don't have access to regular good to commodities to services planes aren't always able to reach their lives or iraqi power through the equipment of the food which is needed it is already on the outskirts is one large front line you've got thousands of syrian forces fighting i think on a day to day basis they're in constant need of resupply. hate filled to feed he's been sprayed outside twitter's offices in the german city of hamburg but it's not the work of far right vandals it's part of a stunt to highlight the abundance of offensive posts on twitter on the company's sieving reluctance to tackle it the artist behind it says he's actually used real tweets here of racist anti semitic and arm of public messages to make the point clear guy's name this artist is shapiro he says he's reported three hundred eight
four tweets to a debate he also says the social media joint has failed to delete most of them and that's what prompted him to do what he's now. the law forces companies like twitter and facebook to delete those kind of comments after twenty four hours or to at least process them twitter is a huge company in the have a bunch of wrist resources and i think considering how much how many resources they actually have i feel like they're not doing everything in their power to stop this problem which is the big problem isn't it interesting that i have to spray those things on the whole street for people to actually notice them while those tweets some of those tweets it's been on have been on twitter for years the only response i got when we were there was you know after we sprayed everything day someone from the building i'm not sure if it's twitter or one of the other offices that are
there are there they hired someone to clean up but he cleaned up only in the front so we only cleaned up the interest of the building while all the other hate comments were. were still there and i thought it was a it was a nice symbol to how twitter approaches things we've been in contact with with twitter to get it sort of the story here in reaction when we get a response we'll tell you what the companies told us so far nothing. tuesday marks nine years since the start of the war between the caucuses country of georgia and the self-proclaimed republics of self-assertion of karzi a georgian forces waged a massive attack on the south are set in capitals can to try to get it back under its control then russian peacekeepers who were there also came under fire to.
ah. so it was sutures just phones or some reason why didn't. the third think. it. was. georgia is under attack from its neighbor russia we are all george georgia's president says russia is attacking his country secretary of state rice is calling on russia to end its assault on the republic of georgia.
needs to suck i surely know who started this war and mr saakashvili increase i call myself and you call it a cool today so. my my people people will shield anywhere on their blogs and kill cells and people and she'll tell you one day and that's what i guessed i would tell you that unfortunately a commercial break will take us there in four seconds what. so in this ninth anniversary all she's been talking to the leader of one of georgia's opposition parties at the time who calls the role but then president saakashvili played in the conflict the full interview as again here in a few host time but here's a little part of it. subhashree to begin the war. it was
a person who is most responsible. i was the clear. just. by media the media representatives and even driving this party to openness to gay shouldn't made by european union peace party talks the clear ration these party talks of the things that everybody knows what's really happened to cities to begin the war the. verdict i'm comfortable that we enjoy it nobody wants to. say that but program almost times you scream just so you know if you don't come for the news as well and great features two twenty four seven. things would choosing up to.
time simone del rosario filling in for lindsay brand you're watching the broadcasting around the world from right here in washington d.c. coming up wall street below the bass could face more sanctions after inclined to lead an auto insurance scandal and securing cyberspace a government watchdog says the f.c.c. is not properly tracking its networks how hackers could take advantage and social media shame wouldn't it be nice if those embarrassing post disappeared for good it could be your lucky day if you live in one specific part of the world. starts right now.
wells fargo might be facing more sanctions over a scandal we brought you about a week ago the banks reputation is already in the gutter over last year's sales scandal were to open more than two million customer accounts for which it paid one hundred eighty five million dollars in a settlement with the office of the comptroller of the currency or o.c.c. and on friday its stock fell one percent over news the company may find a significant increase in the number of unauthorized accounts involved but in its latest misconduct totally unrelated to the first a new internal review found that more than half a million clients may have been improperly charged for unwanted car insurance wells fargo is already in the process of issuing customer refunds totaling about eighty million dollars but it might not be enough the wall street journal reporting the o.c.c. is considering more sanctions against the tree.
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