RT News - August 22, 2017 (19:00 MSK)

Donald Trump does a total U-turn on his repeated pledge to quit Afghanstan now vowing to expand the military operation with no plan for a withdrawal. The President also makes another attempt to heal the U.S. political divide - amid claims both sides are now trying to exploit the divisions for political gain. The UN voices deep concern on reports at least 40 civilians have been killed in a U.S.-led bombing raid in Raqqa - ISIL's stronghold in Syria.