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Australian PM Urges Humanitarian Aid to Afghans

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged world leaders to continue to provide aid to the Afghan people living under Taliban rule. Morrison made the comments when he attended the virtual Group of 20 (G20) summit overnight, hosted by the Italian prime minister. He also called on global leaders to maintain pressure on the Taliban to live up to the commitments that they had made following their takeover of Afghanistan in August. The G20 leaders had agreed to work together to avoid a humanitarian disaster in the country, after the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops in August, with the European Union pledging more than one billion euros ($A1.57 billion) in aid packages. However, since the Taliban seized power, ISIS or the Islamic State terrorists have launched more than 30 attacks in Afghanistan,  The National reported. ISIS, an enemy of the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for several recent attacks, including the Oct. 8 …

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