29 Sep '13, 5pm

Iraqi translator becomes US citizen after years of risking her life during war

Iraqi translator becomes US citizen after years of risking her life during war

Related 432 join the ranks of US citizens in Va. ceremony View Photo Gallery » Nahla Qader, new American citizen, celebrates after taking the oath on September 21, 2013 at Oakton, Va. Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link WASHINGTON — Nahla Qader often spent her morning commute to work dodging sniper bullets, car bombs and kidnapping attempts. At night, her phone would ring with death threats against her and her family. Such was the life of an Iraqi woman, wife and mother who chose to work as a translator for the U.S. military in the high-security Green Zone perimeter in Baghdad during the early years of the Iraq War. That choice forced Qader to flee her home...

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