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French soldiers holding FAMAS F1 assault rifles patrol next to the... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Army,Army Soldier,Conflict,Day,French Culture,Gao Region,Gunman,Holding,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Police Station,Rifle,ViolencePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench soldiers holding FAMAS F1 assault rifles patrol next to the central police station, on February 11, 2013 in Gao, one day after Islamist gunmen battled French and Malian troops. A French attack helicopter destroyed the central police station in Gao in a pre-dawn assault, after rebels from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) hiding in the building opened fire on Malian troops Sunday, sparking an hours-long street battle. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)