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that we've not made but i think needs to be made strongly is the afghan government needs to perform better its military its police need to do better and its overall governance efforts have to improve in order to improve increase confidence among the people that the afghan government is the right solution for their future so this is really a complex situation where you need progress militarily with pakistan with the parliament and with the afghan government you've mentioned artificial timelines being unhelpful my question though to you michael semple is your estimation now how long might this take well you sort of answered the question yourself are they saying that the artificial timetables have been a been a problem. the the willingness to end this conflict is already there afghans on both sides of the war are already fed up with the fighting the toll which is being taken in terms of civilians afghan
security forces taliban themselves is completely intolerable that tells me that if we have some political progress it may surprise people at how how quickly it develops so i don't want to name i don't want to name a survey year year after one year to year three years four years that we're going to say afghanistan is broadly at peace but i would say that that rapid progress is actually possible even over the next year neal was. michael mentioning a record number of civilians killed in twenty sixteen three thousand four hundred ninety eight lives and so far this year up until july one thousand six hundred civilians what is the mood of feeling about this long long war in afghanistan what do ordinary people there say about. i think i mean it's sad it's going to increase and support from the taliban so not from the afghan government i mean taliban have
been known that i mean paul does a dozen cities where he does a lot of civilians than the. soldiers. on the government set who operating and the provinces and then the new strategy that mean might be more drone attacks people are worried that might be more civil in casualties in the coming years so i think that the government needs to further trend their soldiers to wait seven to twelve days and. so should be the new american should troops come in they should be very careful about it because it's not only several years we're losing the general perception of the afghan people who might be training or against against international forces in afghanistan that hunt afghan soldiers needs to be trained. how these kind of react to any attacks so on their basis because in some cases there's always fighting there is what was heavy. response from from the government
surge which is not sometimes needed and that's going to it for not killing the civet at least torturing will and the sick logic of the different people surrounding does bases in these disagreements stations so i think that government need needs to to to look at that and see where they can reduce it so i think as well it is. the soldiers need to be properly trained on that was one thing you hear you can see a lot about i think the job thanks to to our other guests to david said me in washington and from dublin to michael semple as ever thanks to you for watching and for all the background the context i'm to watch our recent reporting from our team in afghanistan go to our web site out there a dot com if you have views on today's program you can go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story what should we. next time on this program you can let us know we're on twitter at a.j. inside story also you sit back and i'll just share
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in the next sixty minutes. the government has had to trigger article one five five of the constitution that was not our wish or intention spain's prime minister moves to impose direct drool on catalonia. will take it to the camps that are providing a safe haven for all funds from the ravages of syria's war. the war is morphing we're going to see more actions in africa. and a shift in u.s. counterterrorism strategy following the deaths of four american soldiers. and small have all the sports. put on a thrilling performance of. the new york yankees and for thinking seven in their championship series. spain's prime minister is seeking formal approval to suspend the capital and
regional governments autonomy mariano rajoy said that he's not imposing direct rule on the region but the steps he's seeking may lead to the removal of catalonia is elected government and its replacement with officials from the dritte says that separatists in the bus alone a government forced madrid to take precedented action. we are going to ask the senate to approve article one five five in order to protect the general interest of the nation to authorize. spanish government to suspend the rule of the catalan leaders and all members of the catalan cabinet the rules of these officials will be conducted by the ministers appointed by the spanish government during this extraordinary period live now to barcelona al-jazeera sandra simmons is there for us andrew we're in uncharted political waters here has there been any reaction from the government there the regional government in barcelona to the prime minister's comments. square
in barcelona and behind me you see that poster which says that. it wants to vote not applied to the referendum october the first which started all of this that october the first referendum voted for independence it was declared null and void by the constitutional court and now if we look to the left of it you will see the regional government building where all the decisions are made but it would seem no more will they be made possibly by carlos. and his ministers who have all been ordered for suspension that has to be ratified by the senate and that meeting is like the place take place next friday what we expect to hear from pushed him on is unclear he will attend a demonstration which is not a long way from here but it will be
a big one apparently according to organizers it's taking place in only a few hours' time he will be there that demonstration and he will make an announcement according to council on television at night saturday night and spell out what the reaction is will it be defiance an insistence that he stays in place somehow or will it be a declaration of independence which has been suspended that declaration which is a rather unusual situation that has caused all the build up. to this crisis but it has had a real slow motion nature all of this a convoluted procedure to invoke this article one five five which has never been used before in spain for decades history of democracy what happens thanks andrew the prime minister says he's taking away or he sacking that the cabinet the government. but he's not taking away the region's autonomy what does that mean.
that's curious isn't it that really basically means that the that the dritte will appoint. politicians the government will be put in place. now pretty extraordinary it is unprecedented but because of that he is maintaining that the autonomy is being protected rather than taken away. it's clear he is also. and his ministers have been illegal in all their acts and therefore democratic that's why spain has had to take action not just the government ruling party the opposition party is the king but this is well the e.u. refuses to intervene in any mediation there are certain things on. has to be
said. might be against him because we're already hearing about demonstrations now how many more will there be what sort of disorder could there be on the street so far we've had peaceful campaigning. questions everywhere. only that there is also a definite harden's even harder than it was before he didn't refer to by name. in his address. in his detailed address he didn't at all concede a point he talked about dialogue being a beautiful word but it's been destroyed by the government here he said that that as far as he was concerned it was destroyed he said that the dialogue was destroyed on many occasions by the by the government here in that it would not act lawfully and it would not engage in talks in madrid apparently pushed him on
declined on a number of occasions to go to madrid to address parliament and indeed talk with ministers so what we're going to see now is a roll out of action from the government it might even include the police we're hearing our sources are suggesting that the regional police force here which dissipate orders from madrid and went along to protect the polling stations when the referendum took place rather than do the opposite which the national police was involved in that's a key issue and it also is a key issue with the potential for further demonstrations will there be repression so many questions this is bigger than anyone expected there is an element of shock here on the streets even with people who are expecting article one five five to be invoked very much a very much tense situation here and we'll be watching this demonstration as a protest which will start taking place shortly and we'll be waiting to hear from
the president of catalonia thanks anderson is there live in barcelona. there's been yet another suicide bombing in afghanistan it targeted a minivan carrying military academy cadets in the west of the capital kabul fifteen people were killed at least eighty nine people are known to have died in friday's mosque attacks in afghanistan i source says that one of its fighters walked into a shia mosque in the capital and detonated an explosive vest the mosque was packed with worshippers attending friday prayers the second blast happened when a suicide bomber targeted a sunni mosque in central goal province well earlier on saturday two rockets landed near the international military headquarters in kabul jennifer plus reports from the afghan capital. the afghan capital awoke to two explosion just at just about six thirty local time two rockets landing not far from nato headquarters here in
kabul the taliban has claimed responsibility for that the latest attack in a series here in the end here in the afghan capital and around the country the islamic state claimed responsibility for a friday night attack on a shiite mosque the in mom's i'm on mosque. here in kabul according to the ministry of interior that attacker going in and placing himself among the worshipers spraying them with gunfire before detonating himself another attack friday prayers friday evening prayers in a mosque in central afghanistan in gore province killed thirty three we don't know who was responsible for that caps a very deadly week here in afghanistan more than two hundred twenty people have been killed so far in taleban attacks on military outposts and police headquarters across the country in the south in the west in the north and in the southwest of the afghan security forces facing a resurgent taliban the islamic state also weighing in a big challenge for the afghan security forces that they try and grapple back
territory from the taliban who control or contest almost forty percent of the country it's a very difficult task for these forces who are taking punishing casualties in the continuing fight let's hear now from omar saad who was formerly afghanistan's ambassador to france and canada he says the attacks show afghan security forces have been ineffective. yakin issue is becoming more complex there are more regional players in i think there are reports that the russians have a new agenda the iranians now creating more heat from washington may also alter some of their agenda in the back is there is a hand in the many years which has not helped afghanistan find stability and security and what the afghan government needs to do is on one hand to make sure that there is better management and better leadership at the head of the security forces and also in middle management. the commanders need to make sure
to protect their forces to protect their bases i think that is absolutely crucial in the same time the project of strengthening the african pauses in order to protect afghanistan and to stabilize afghanistan needs to go on hundreds of thousands of syrians are leaving their war damaged towns and cities for the relative safety of deescalation zones that were set up across the country the zones are designed to reduce fighting and were recently agreed upon by turkey which supports the rebels and iran of russia which backed the government our reporter. has visited one of the camps profits holiday and her to the sable sums arrived at the scamp specifically set up for children two weeks ago the boys were burnt paralyzed live was tough enough but the quality of her boys lived in is stunned how much they survived i still and regular strikes. my
camp is their sanctuary. nobody knows the future but to god we ask permission life from hell. a wobble rama was set up by turkey and qatar to protect vulnerable children to provide a safer environment than refugee camps could offer. these children are victims of the five year long civil war in syria their fathers are dead and they have lost their homes they're trying to going on to my three year waiting for things to change. the conflict has cost the syrians dear according to the u.n. six point five million syrians have been forced from their homes at this refugee metropole listen on the border with turkey three camps are merged into one almost seven hundred thousand syrians living here most are from the war ravaged cities of
hama and homs. hama better get is one of those displaced syrians who moved to us met five years ago she lost her leg during a ridgy airstrike. out of the city right when i woke up i thought my legs were hot i could only think about my mom at that time rama's mother died in the attack along with other family members her father mohammad cerise a's thirteen children also died that day at the deal brokered by russia turkey and iran has led to an end to the airstrikes mohammad also welcomes turkey's amended tarion efforts he's more of a wry of the recent arrival of turkish troops. i don't mind we hope they are not here for killing like others. these refugees battered by years of fighting struggling to survive still strive to achieve a sense of peace. trust will be hard to win however well intentioned the
humanitarian efforts here. al-jazeera northern syria here the news hour from al-jazeera still to come on the program the body of a missing activist is identified in argentina find out how that could affect the results of an upcoming election plus. i'm andrew thomas in sydney all australians right system a recent survey suggests as many as one in four people here that's despite this country being on paper one of the most multicultural in the world and in sport lewis hamilton breaks the record as he closes in on another world championship the details coming up a little later with. al-jazeera continues to demand the release of its journalist mark porter saying who's been in prison in egypt now for more than three hundred days he's accused of broadcasting
false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly deny and the hood has repeatedly complained of mistreatment during his incarceration he was arrested in december while visiting his family. at least eight police officers have been killed in an attack on their base in western this year several others were wounded in the incident close to the town of io near the border with mali this year's interior minister says that investigation is under way but the u.s. is shifting its counterterrorism strategy to focus more on africa defense secretary james mattis discussed the changes with members of congress the white house is under pressure to be more forthcoming about the deaths of four american soldiers in this year two weeks ago senior republican lindsey graham talked about the new strategy the war is morphing you're going to see more actions in africa not less
you're going to see more aggression by the united states toward our enemies not less we're going to have decisions being made now in the white house but out in the field now support that entire concept so the rules of engagement are going to change when it comes to counterterrorism operation we're going to move to status based targeting so if you find somebody who's a member of a terrorist organization then we can use lethal force they don't have to present an immediate threat let's hear now from lawrence korb the former u.s. assistant secretary of defense he says that there needs to be much more transparency about what happened in asia this is something that certainly the congress should have been made aware of it's certainly something that the american people should know.