Conflict Continues In Mali With Islamist Rebels

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French soldiers from the 2nd RIMA , arriving from France, stand at... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Airfield,Armed Forces,Army Soldier,Arrival,Bamako,Conflict,France,French Army,French Culture,Horizontal,Infantry,Islam,Machine Gun,Machinery,Mali,Militant Groups,Military,Military Base,Navy,Preparation,Religion,Standing,War,WeaponPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench soldiers from the 2nd RIMA (French Navy Infantry Regiment), arriving from France, stand at the 101 military airbase near Bamako on January 14, 2013, before their deployment in north of Mali. France is using air and ground power in a joint offensive with Malian soldiers launched on January 11 against hardline Islamist groups controlling northern Mali. AFP PHOTO /ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)