Ahmed Salem Lebsir (55) is a military chief in 2nd Region in Tifariti. He is one of the most important military leader that Polisario Front has. He is also the nephew of the first disappeared person in Western Sahara during Spanish colony, Basiri Lebsir, who disappeared in 1970 after demonstrations against the Spanish army.
In 1975 Spain abandoned the Western Sahara colony and Morocco and Mauritania invaded it starting a war until 1991, the year when Morocco and Polisario signed a ceasefire in order to hold a referendum. In 2018 Saharan people are still waiting to vote on this referendum that could finish the longest conflict in modern Africa and finish the colonialist era. (Photo: Andoni Lubaki)