Shepparton News

Hopes to extend mission

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CANBERRA: Australia will continue evacuating people from Afghanista­n next month if the United States decides to extend the withdrawal deadline.

Another 472 citizens and Afghans with visas were extracted on four Australian flights on Sunday as a rescue mission continues.

More than 1000 people have been lifted out of Afghanista­n as part of Australian efforts to evacuate people.

US President Joe Biden is hopeful extending the deadline beyond August 31 will not be necessary but hasn’t ruled out the idea.

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