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By Darla Spike
The Oklahoman 

Refugee family opens up on coming to Oklahoma


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nassil Abdullah galloped sideways, her sneakers toeing the faded blue boundary line of the soccer field.

"Go! Go! Go!" she screamed, her cries cutting through the noise of several youth soccer games on a cloudless Saturday morning at Merrel Medley Park in south Oklahoma City.

A few paces away, wearing a green T-shirt with the word "COACH" printed across the back in thick, white letters, her husband Estabraq Al-Adhami picked key moments to call out to his players, his calm composure a contrast to his wife's unbridled enthusiasm.

The couple's older daughter, Hala, 9, wa...

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