Newscast Media WASHINGTON—The Taliban views interpreters who served the US
military as traitors. Thousands of translators now fear for their lives at home in
Afghanistan, while they wait in vain for residence visas promised to them by the US.
The prospect of death bound their fates together. First, an Afghan translator saved
an American army captain’s life, and then the captain saved the translator by helping
him make it to the US.
“I wouldn’t be sitting here telling you the story if it wasn’t for the guy saving my life,”
says American Matt Zeller, while seated on his sofa in a Washington D.C. suburb.
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