‘You’re leaving them to die’: MP suspended for Afghanistan outburst

the federal government is still facing heavy pressure and criticism over why it didn’t move earlier. Defence veterans and those with family or friends in Afghanistan had been warning for months of the encroaching and swelling Taliban forces, fearing death and persecution for those with ties to nations that had fought the militia group during the 20-year war. Video went viral this week of a man, claiming to be an Australian citizen, who said he had been beaten by the Taliban.

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