Ahmed Ali’s story

Bloomberg take a look at the story behind the story of Oliver Poole’s new book the Red Zone. The Daily Telegraph journalist spent five years in Iraq. In the book he pays tribute to the fixer who helped him along the way, a man called Ahmed Ali. Ali eventually fled to the Atlanta by way of Syria after his brother-in-law was murdered and he had received repeated death threats. However, life in the USA is not plain sailing for an Iraqi national,

With his housing allowance about to run out, Ali is under growing pressure to find work that can put his skills as writer and translator to use. He has had encouragement from the journalists who put their careers — and their lives — in his hands. But the prospects are slow to develop. link