We rattled through the parched countryside, past fortress-like farmhouses and salt-flecked marshes, kicking up a cloud of dust. A village loomed. As our jeep slowed down, a gang of long-haired tribesmen stepped up, all turbans and curly whiskers, brandishing their Kalashnikovs with mobster panache. …
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