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French soldiers from the 5th RHC walk on the flight path on January... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Airfield,Airport Terminal,Armed Forces,Army,Army Soldier,Bamako,Conflict,Flying,French Army,French Culture,Horizontal,Mali,Military,Military Base,Military Helicopter,Walking,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench soldiers from the 5th RHC (Combat Helicopter Regiment) walk on the flight path on January 20, 2013 at the 101st airbase near Bamako. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today that the goal of France's military action in Mali was to retake control of the entire country from Islamist militants who have seized the north. 'The goal is the total reconquest of Mali. We will not leave any pockets' of resistance, Le Drian said on French television. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)