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>> the red cross said an estimated 50,000 syrians are replaced by the surge in violence around aleppo. the president said that the u.s. has helped to turn the region into a sea of blood. >> i'm barbara serra. >> we're going to make america great again. >> two outsider right to victory. in a wave of disconsent with
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mainstream politics. and benjamin netanyahu said his plan to surround israel with a fence t is to protect it from predatory animals. first, let's bring you breaking news coming in from nigeria. as many as 70 people have been killed by a twin suicide-bomb attack by a camp in northern nigeria. thlet's speak to ahmed idres who joins us on the phone. what more can you tell us? >> well, it happened on a tuesday morning.
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>> there was a suicide attack on the camp and a lot of people were killed, as many as 70 people, some who died from the severity officials there are telling us they have been evacuated and now the military has not confronted, and neither did security benefits there. this is coming from officials in the area that confronted the officials in the area. yes, it happened, it was a twin suicide attack. >> the violence involving the group here. are fingers pointing, any real discussion about whether they're behind this? >> yes, they have stepped up
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attacks on the station. the military has degraded its availability to launch attacks in the area for a very long time. >> we also saw how they also stepped up the operations after the attacks have decided a little bit. so nigeria and cameroon especially over the last last one or two months have taken a
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lot of heat from boko haram, especially the civilian population without attacks in those two countries. we've seen increasingly the number of attacks like schools and places of worship have increased by boko haram fighters. >> you've been following all the developments in this attack. thank you for speaking us to from northern nigeria. >> the red cross says the upsurge in violence and syria has now displaced an estimated 50,000 people most of them in northern areas of aleppo province. adding to the misery it also says the water supply system has been cut in the city of aleppo. this as the u.s. comes into pressure to do more to end the war with its policy attacked
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from all sides. turkey's president has criticized american support of kurdish rebels saying the u.s. has turned the region into a sea of blood. france's outgoing prime minister who pushed for military intervention describe the u.s. position as ambiguous. and the syrian says they should do more. the west says it's the russian airstrikes that are undermining the peace process. not far from the border is fear among civilians are growing. so are the casualties. the intensity of the syrian government campaign is continuing and now the bombs are falling in villages not far from a border townhome to tens of thousands of people including
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those recently displaced by the government's advance across the province of aleppo. >> the humanitarian situation is bad in our city and many families have fled. the international silence is unacceptable considering what is happening in the city. >> already people have started to leave, but turkey has closed it's border, so they're moving towards idlib further west. >> where should we go? turkey has closed it's borders. i swear to god we're starving. poverty is killing us, we're sleeping in tents. we need aid. >> the opposition last line of defense in what is known as syria's northern corridor is now the focus of the government military campaign. russian airstrikes are intensifying in what the rebels call a scorched earth policy.
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this small city just as much as aleppo province has been reduced to republic. a few civilian remain and they say the policy of depopulating areas to take ground will not end the war. >> these are the houses of the civilians. this is the image of their retaliation. this is the gains of the russians. this is what they do with peaceful people. look at the strength of russia. look at this, innocent people being killed. >> there is ascents of defiance. rebels say they don't plan to withdraw in the face of airstrikes and will confront government troops who are a few kilometers away. >> the united states say they are trying to secure a cease-fire in syria. it still believes diplomatic process is possible. but they believe there is little hope for a breakthrough and they're growing increasingly frustrated with u.s. policy. they believe the u.s. is giving russia enough time for the government to win on the
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battlefield. >> the opposition is still fighting back, but the government offensive has weakened them not just on the ground but on the negotiating table. they say they won't negotiate while under fire. at the same time they believe the government and it's allies are more interested in the military solution than a political settlement. al jazeera, southern turkey. >> so that's the latest on the grounded. but as you heard before turkey's president has launched an angry attack on u.s. policy on syria. saying its support of syrian kurdish rebels have turned the region into a blood path. >> all america, you cannot introduce pkk, pyd or ypg to us. wear we know them very well. we are the ones who know daesh in these groups. you have not had a grasp of them. that's why the region is a blood path. >> strong words against the u.s. roslind jordan is in washington, d.c. she has the latest.
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>> the obama administration is facing criticism from many quarters about what it is doing or not doing to try to end the civil war inside syria. the u.s. argues what it is trying to do is expand the work against isil to help eliminate the health of isil, and it is using all diplomatic means to resolve the civil war inside syria. in particular the u.s. is very reluctant to do what such as the turkish president, and the outgoing foreign minister have been suggesting which is a morrow bust military engagement. inside syria. the obama administration has been very reluctant to do that because it is conscious of starting another war in the middle east. now at one point the presidential envoy dealing with
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the coalition is that the u.s. is very much looking to support other members of the coalition particularly those from airplane countries who want to do more to defeat isil and who want to find a diplomatic solution to the civil war. he was very diplomatic on wednesday that the u.s. wasn't going to essentially take the lead because he stressed this isn't just a fight that concerns the united states. it can turn--it concerns the entire global community. >> new zealand's ambassador to the united nations says he's not impressed by russia's attempt to diverse attention in syria. they say that fight something needed to allow aid to get through. >> the war on the ground is having a direct impact on the political talks and therefore on
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the humanitarian situation. and it's sad the case, but there are direct causes to aleppo. >> they say that some member countries focus on the situation in syria is politicizing the security council. >> we're acting in a very transparent manner. daily briefings are conducted by our ministry of defense. we're there at the invitation of the syrian government, and incidentally, never telling anybody what they're doing in syria and iraq, in pakistan, the results of their campaigns are. and also refusing cooperation to fight terrorists on the ground. >> nato with the new force in
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europe to defend members most at threat from russia. the decision was made on day one of the two-day meeting of the 28-nato defense ministers in brussels, and it comes amid increasing international concern over russian actions in eastern europe, notably in the continuing conflict in ukraine. following events in brussels he joins us now, we've just been hearing about the anger certainly among western members of the russia's actions in syria, and now nato it seems there is more disquiet again directed at russia. russia seems to be at at the center of a lot of things. and there is deep concern about the threat as perceived by the defense ministers that russia poses to those front line states. we're talking about the baltic states, lithuania, latino villa,
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estonia. there was a report from the think tank rand corporation the way nato is set up at the moment, in less than three days there would be pretty much nothing that nato could do about it. they come with several items on the agenda to consider. one is to enhance the forward presence of most military personnel and military hardware closer to the russian border to provide both a fast response and deterrent factor as well. because the concern of the nato secretary germ, he said this was the most challenging security environment in a generation. we have to make sure that we're always able to defend allies against any threat.
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therefore we have increased our presence because we are faced with a more challenging and demanding security moment not least caused by more assertive russia. and investing heavily in defense, and also a russia which has used military force to change borders in europe and to intimidate neighbors. >> the meeting will continue on thursday and then defense ministers will abruptly switch hats. they'll move into an anti-coalition meeting talking about the game in syria. it's a broad range of subjects they have to contend with over this two-day meeting. >> no lack of challenges. the latest from brussels, thank you. and still ahead in this half hour we're going to get the latest on the situation in darfur.
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>> i respect him as a reporter and i love him as a brother. >> one mississippi journalist seeking justice for civil rights cases gone cold. >> it's not just about prosecution, it's about remembering. detailing of history. >> our special report. only on al jazeera america. >> welcome back. a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. 70 people have reportedly been killed in a twin suicide-bomb attack at a camp for displaced people in northern nigeria. meanwhile the u.n. said its vital that the international community does not give up on aleppo, which has been subjected to a fierce offensesive by the syrian army and russian airstrikes. and turkey's president has
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criticized the u.s. saying that america's inability to understanded nature of the syrian kurds has turned the region into a sea of blood. let's go to the u.s. now and the race to be the next president. having secured solid wins in new hampshire, donald trump and bernie sanders are focusing on nevada and south carolina. the victories they've enjoyed there is no guarantee that either candidate's momentum will actually continue. kimberly halkett reports. >> hours after his historic win in the u.s. state of new hampshire, bernie sanders turned his attention to a key demographic needed to win the white house. sanders popularity among white voters and young people have been rising for months but he has failed to ignite the political passions of voters of
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color whose polls still favor hillary clinton, something he promises to change. >> what happens here in new hampshire in terms of an enthusiastic and aroused electorate people who came out in large numbers, that is what will happen all over this country. [applause] >> sanders' anti-establishment message left mind hillary clinton struggling to find her footing. >> i know have i have some work to do among young people but i will repeat what i have said this week, even if they are not support meg now, i support them. >> but like the democratic race, the establishment candidates fighting for second place are facing similar obstacles. u.s. voters are looking for
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alternatives who do not represent the status quo. >> i like trump. you know, he's straightforward with what he's saying. >> there is such an anti-establishment environment out there that people are looking for an escape. >> political analysts blair brown say that political populism leave candidates vying for their position. >> thank you very much. >> that makes the next big contest in nevada and south carolina critical given the state's democrat graphically diverse voters the message of trump and sanders could be facing it's first real test. kimberly halkett, al jazeera, washington. >> let's go live now to alan fisher in manchester in new hampshire.
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so trump and bernie sanders very, very different candidates. let's start with bernie sanders. >> i think people who were voting in the democrati democratic primar primary, really is there a politician better known than hillary clinton? bernie sanders won like donald trump won because this is an anti-establishment vote. they my be ability to point to the fact that the jobless rate is now under 5%. the gas petrol prices are $2 a gallon. but people don't feel like its getting any better. that's why bernie sanders picked up so many votes in iowa and
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came home with a substantial lead here in new hampshire. >> john kasich, we don't know that much about him, do we? the name that kept being repeated to us. we said if there is going to be a surprise here in new hampshire it could be the ohio governor john kasich. that proved that he's a moderate. he's somewhere in the middle of the republican party. he does not try to attack his opponents. he talks about bringing the country together. that message in 106 town halls across the state seems to resonate with people. that's why he got such a vote. as for some of the others, chris christie is back in new jersey deciding what he's going to do next. probably in the next few hours, he's going to peel out of the
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race simply because if he can can't get a vote in new hampshire that propels him towards the presidency there are few other states that will go that for him. ben carson and carli fiorina will continue to look at their campaign. before that we have a debate this coming saturday. donald trump going in with the momentum of winning here. marco rubio has to perform well here. there are a whole different sort of constituency. new hampshire, pre-do predominantly white. south carolina will be different there. >> thank you very much. benjamin netanyahu said he'll continue to build border fences against what he calls
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predatory animals. at the jordanian border one such fence is being built and eventually israel will be completely surrounded. >> at the end of the day as i see it there will be a fence like this one surrounding israel in its entirety. some will ask is this what you want to do? surround israel in its entirety? the answer is question. in the environment we live in we need to protect ourselves from predatory animals. >> soldiers have shot dead a 15-year-old palestinian in the occupied west bank. the incident took place in a camp north of hebron. they said that he was part of a group throwing stones at police in the area. after a month of fighting in darfur, the sudanese army said it has defeated one of the main rebel groups, but that is disputed by the rebels.
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the darfur conflict erupted in 2003 where mostly non-arab tribes took up arms against the government accusing it of neglect. the u.n. said that around 300,000 people have been killed since the conflict began, and it's displaced two and a half million people in the region. let's get more on the situation there joining us live in the studio. the spokesperson for the u.n. mission in darfur. thank you for joining us here on al jazeera. obviously the situation is always tense in darfur, but we've seen a period of relative calm. tell us about the situation now and the mission that darfur is facing? >> one thing that we're looking at is the size of darfur, it is the size of france. with a number of peace keepers that we have, it's kite a huge order. but when it comes to eruption of
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conflict, the number one impact is on women and children. they are the one who is suffer most when these conflicts erupt. we have witnessed a displacement of 40,000 people across central and north states. we have been trying to dissage our mandate and provide physical protection for those people as for those who are supporting the actors to provide the needed aid for them. and almost it's on us to provide this protection. >> you mentioned how fast darfur is in this particular area, and but you also asked the u.n. has urged sudan to allow access to areas hit by the recent flashes. now the sudanese government has not been always been forthcoming about letting you to
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independently verify what happened. are you satisfied with the access that you have? do you feel you have the information to really have a clear picture of what's going on? >> what we have in place anyone early morninger warning mechanisms. then we'll connect where these areas where there is likely to be conflict. the displaced people come to our bases, spread across the 55 bases, and to seek protection and shelter. we provide with physical protection, and once we arrive we provide emergency help, medical, water, and basic stuff until the other humanitarian workers come in with more sustainable direction. or already basically. >> you're obviously there to support the people who manage and bring it to you. you have officially asked the
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government to allow more access. so where are you now with that negotiation with the government? >> well, the negotiations with the government is an ongoing process. we are with respected access on occasion. a particular area, the issue is sometimes access is denied because of security issues. and obviously with the sort of numbers that we have, we cannot go into an area where there is conflict between the two sides. that would be very dangerous and unattainable. but what we tried to do is we tried to access those who are trapped in this conflict, or try to support them and protect them. this is what we try to do as much as we have the sources that we have. this conflict has been going on for over 11 years, since 2003. it is clear now to all the parties that there isn't a
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military solution for this conflict. this conflict has to be resolved and settled between political means. and the efforts of the mission as chief joint mediator. this is the only way that you can have a permanent lasting solution or settlement for the dilemma and the crisis and suffering of the women and children of darfur. most of the displaced people are women and children. >> those who suffer the most. spokesperson for the u.n. mission in darfur, thank you so much for sharing your experience and views with us. thank you. north korea's army chief of staff has reportedly been executed. it's the latest in a series of executions and disappearances
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