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French troops load up their Sagaie armoured all terrain vehicles from... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Abidjan,Airfield,Armored Vehicle,Army,Bamako,Conflict,Construction Frame,French Culture,Horizontal,Landscape,Mali,Military,Mode of Transport,Opération ServalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench troops load up their Sagaie armoured all terrain vehicles from the 'Licorne' operation based in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) at the 101 military airbase near Bamako on January 15, 2013 to reinforce the 'Serval' operation, before their deployment in the 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. (foregeround C is a French bread called 'baguette'). AFP PHOTO /ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)