Women of War: Syria photos win top Paris prize

Images of an exclusively female battalion win the Medaille d’Or from the Prix de la Photographie Paris

In March last year when photographer Sebastiano Tomada braved his chances and traveled to Aleppo, the heart of the uprising against the Assad regime, the world was astounded at what he had discovered.

At the core of this bloody civil war in the center of the conservative Islamic Middle East, an exclusively female Kittiba – Arabic for battalion- had taken up arms against the regime, The Daily Mail reported on Monday.

The photographs he captured were front-cover news throughout the West. And now, almost 18 months later, his efforts have been acknowledged with the Medaille d’Or from the Prix de la Photographie Paris…

More pictures at The Daily Mail link.

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