The leaders of the G7 are urging the Taliban to respect human rights and let people leave Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Justin Trudeau says Canada remains committed to getting people out even after August 31st. US President Joe Biden is sticking with that deadline for a withdrawal from the airport in Kabul. The Taliban says it will not allow an extension. Canada is among allied countries taking part in the evacuation of people facing Taliban reprisals from Kabul’s chaotic airport, which American-led forces have secured for the time being. A Canadian military plane departed Kabul with more than 500 evacuees aboard on Monday.
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