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EDITOR NOTE ---- ADDING INFO IN CAPTION TO PICTURES... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Army,Castle,Conflict,Detainee,Extremism,Gendarme,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Military,Military Attack,Military Base,North,Security,Suspicion,Timbuktu - MaliPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPEDITOR NOTE ---- ADDING INFO IN CAPTION TO PICTURES FD2405-2404-FD2402 Malian gendarmes detain suspects believed to have aided Islamists at a military base camp in Timbuktu on February 1, 2013 as French-led troops worked today to secure the last Islamist stronghold in the north after a lightning offensive against the extremists. The fabled desert city of Timbuktu, an ancient centre of Islamic learning, has been recaptured on January 28 by French-led forces in their offensive against Islamist rebels who have been occupying Mali's north since last April. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)