Africa: Darfur and South Sudan: SLA

Khalid Saleh Banat, 13, a soldier with the Sudanese Liberation Army, stands with other SLA soldiers after training in the morning in the village of Shigekaro, in Darfur, August 22, 2004.  Khalid has been with the SLA for two years, joining at the minimum age for a soldier at 11.
SLA, Shigekaro, North Darfur

Khalid Saleh Banat, 13, a soldier with the Sudanese Liberation Army, stands with other SLA soldiers after training in the morning in the village of Shigekaro, in Darfur, August 22, 2004. Khalid has been with the SLA for two years, joining at the minimum age for a soldier at 11.