French Soldiers Regain Control in Malian Cities


A man an a child carry a mirror on January 29, 2013 in Timbuktu as... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Adult,Africa,Al-Qaida,Ancient,Blame,Carrying,Child,Civilian,Conflict,Crowd,Horizontal,Islam,Learning,Looting,Mali,Men,Middle Eastern Ethnicity,People,Shopping,Store,Street,Suspicion,Timbuktu - Mali,Vandalism,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA man an a child carry a mirror 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)