A decade ago, Allami was a sergeant in the Iraqi military when he met Hrebid, then a translator for the US Marines. Militants had seized a hospital in Ramadi, and they were part of a mission to reclaim it. When not defusing bombs, they'd talk late into the night at a pitch black lot surrounded by Humvees. Allami fell in love, unafraid of the war, yet terrified by what was happening with Hrebid.
October 7 / CNN