RT News - February 27, 2017 (17:00 MSK)

An Oscar goes to a documentary praising the work of a Syrian activist group - despite ongoing questions about the organisation's credibility and connections. Thousands flee western Mosul in Iraq as fears rise for the almost 800-thousand who remain there, US-backed forces are continuing their drive to liberate the city from Islamic State. French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accuses the government of failing to maintain law and order before the elections, calling it a -quote- near civil war situation.