Afghan guerrilla leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, surrounded by the Mujahideen, 1984.
Meet the Konyak headhunters of Longwa. We met these three hill-tribesmen at the funeral of their friend high up in the mountains of Nagaland. We were privileged to attend the ceremony; in this shot the men are improvising a song about the deceased while they dance their way to the house to pay their final respects. Each head on the necklaces represents a head taken in battle- only a handful of these headhunters remain since the practice was outlawed thirty years ago #tribes #nagaland #longwa…
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An alarming trend emerged during 2013 of numerous non-state armed groups abducting, recruiting, and exploiting children in conflicts that erupted in Africa and in the Middle East. In northern Mali, there were reports of large-scale recruitment of children into separatist groups including Ansar al-Dine, Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa, and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Syrian opposition armed groups recruited children, some as young as 14, in combat and military support roles.