10/09/2017 09:50 am ET

2 Gay Iraqi Soldiers Found Love Amid War. Then The Death Threats Started.

Seattle ― Each night, when the guns fell silent in Iraq, Btoo Allami would invite his friend Nayyef Hrebid over for dinner.

The two first locked eyes on a dusty battlefield in Ramadi. After days of exchanging hasty glances amid gunfire, they snuck away one night to listen to Michael Jackson on shared earbuds.

The music stopped, but a love story was just beginning.

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