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Scenes from Afghanistan's Only Female-Run Militia

Photograph by Lorenzo Tugnoli

In late 2013, reporter Jen Percy traveled to a remote province north of Kabul to meet Commander Pigeon, the only female warlord in Afghanistan. "They called her Commander Pigeon because she moved and killed with the elegance of a bird," Percy writes in her terrifying account of her time with the commander, published in the most recent issue of The New Republic. Here are more pictures by Lorenzo Tugnoli, the photographer who traveled with her.


Photograph by Lorenzo Tugnoli

Photograph by Lorenzo Tugnoli


Photograph by Lorenzo Tugnoli


Photograph by Lorenzo Tugnoli


Photograph by Lorenzo Tugnoli


Photograph by Lorenzo Tugnoli


Photograph by Lorenzo Tugnoli