Malian And French Troops Continue Islamist Offensive

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A French soldier from the 5th RHC stands guard at the Malian army 101... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Airfield,Airport Terminal,Armed Forces,Army,Army Soldier,Bamako,Conflict,French Army,French Culture,Horizontal,Ladder,Mali,Military,Military Base,Portrait,Security,Standing,Surveillance,War,WeaponPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA French soldier from the 5th RHC (Combat Helicopter Regiment) stands guard at the Malian army 101 airbase where French troops are stationed, on January 19, 2013, near Bamako. Meanwhile West African leaders sought urgent UN aid for a regional force to fight Islamists in Mali as President Francois Hollande said French troops would remain as long as needed to stamp out 'terrorism'. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)