French Soldiers Regain Control in Malian Cities


Malian soldiers try to disperse the crowd on January 29, 2013 in... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Al-Qaida,Ancient,Armed Forces,Army Soldier,Blame,Civilian,Conflict,Crowd,Horizontal,Islam,Learning,Looting,Mali,Middle Eastern Ethnicity,People,Pointing,Shopping,Street,Timbuktu - Mali,Vandalism,Violence,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMalian soldiers try to disperse the crowd on January 29, 2013 in Timbuktu as residents plunder stores they say belong to Arabs, Mauritanians and Algerians who they accuse of supporting the Al Qaeda-linked Islamists during their 10-month rule over the ancient centre of Islamic learning. French-led troops freed the northern desert city on January 28 from Islamist control. Hundreds of Malians looted Arab-owned shops on January 29 in Timbuktu as global donors pledged over 455 million US dollars (340 million euro) at a donor conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for military operations in Mali and humanitarian aid to rout the radicals from the north. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)