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The unsung, unarmed and outsourced heroes of Australia's war in Afghanistan – young interpreters – face an uncertain fate as foreign troops prepare to leave.
At least three of the civilian interpreters have been killed while serving with Australian troops, risking insurgent bullets and bombs for as little as $US700 ($660) a month.
Now, as foreign forces begin withdrawing, they face a heightened risk of retaliation for what the Taliban regards as their collaboration with foreign "infidels".
While some of Australia's allies have created special migration schemes for their interpreters, the federal government has yet to decide on the fate of hundreds of men and their families. The future of the interpreters is "part of a range of matters that are under active consideration as part of transition planning by the Australian government", a spokeswoman for the Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, said.

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