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French army troopers arrive at the base camp in Sevare on January 25,... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Armed Forces,Armored Tank,Armored Vehicle,Army,Army Soldier,Arrival,Civilian,Conflict,French Army,French Culture,Horizontal,Mali,Military,Military Base,Trooper,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench army troopers arrive at the base camp in Sevare on January 25, 2013. French and Malian troops advanced on the key Islamist stronghold of Gao after recapturing the northern town of Hombori as the extremists bombed a strategic bridge to thwart a new front planned in the east. The French-led assault against the radical Islamists controlling northern Mali entered its third week with a strong push into the vast semi-arid zone amid rising humanitarian concerns for people in the area facing a dire food crisis. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)