Time is running out for Afghan interpreters after threats from the Taliban | 7.30

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In Afghanistan, the Taliban is gaining ground and has vowed to re-take control of the country after foreign forces withdraw in September. Military interpreters who worked for Western governments including Australia are being targeted for death or reprisals.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has assured hundreds of these interpreters and their families will be given protection visas to live in Australia, but time is running out and some fear they will be left to an uncertain fate. Michael Vincent reports.

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