Libya's Lady Rebels

Photographer Sarah Elliott captures the major players in the violent eight-month struggle that led to the overthrow of brutal dictator Muammar Gaddafi. They risked everything to stand for their beliefs — and their country.


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    Nisreen Mansour Al Forgani

    Nisreen Mansour Al Forgani, 19, volunteered for the female section of Gaddafi's Popular Guards militia. As anti-Gaddafi forces closed in on Tripoli, she says she was forced at gunpoint to shoot rebels at close range. She was captured after trying to escape through a window. Today she's in prison.

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