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French soldiers unload military equipement from a French 'Transal'... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Air Vehicle,Airfield,Army Soldier,Bamako,Conflict,French Culture,Horizontal,Mali,Military,UnloadingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench soldiers unload military equipement from a French 'Transal' aircraft on January 20, 2013, at the Malian 101 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)