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Malian soldiers transport in a pickup truck a dozen suspected... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,4x4,Africa,Armed Forces,Army Soldier,Arrest,Conflict,Dozen,Gao City,Gao Region,Guerrilla Warfare,Horizontal,Islam,Jihad,Mali,Militant Groups,Pick-up Truck,Rebellion,Semi-Dress,Sitting,Suspicion,Terrorism,Transportation,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMalian soldiers transport in a pickup truck a dozen suspected Islamist rebels on February 8, 2013 after arresting them north of Gao. A suicide bomber blew himself up on February 8 near a group of Malian soldiers in the northern city of Gao, where Islamist rebels driven from the town have resorted to guerilla attacks The act marked the first suicide attack in the embattled west African nation since the start of a French-led offensive to oust the Islamists from Mali's north, where they had controlled key towns for 10 months. A billboard (L) left by unidentified Islamists reads: 'There's not God but God and Mohammed is his prophet'. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)