French Troops Continue To Combat Malian Rebels

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Malians draw trees branches they will use to consolidate a Malian... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Army Soldier,Blowing,Branch,City,Conflict,Customs,Day,Explosive,Gao City,Gao Region,Guerrilla Warfare,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Militant Groups,Month,North,Rebellion,Removing,Suicide,Town,Tree,Violence,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMalians draw trees branches they will use to consolidate a Malian Army checkpoint on February 8, 2013 at the site where a suicide bomber blew himself up earlier in the day 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 in the background 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)