Conflict Continues In Mali With Islamist Rebels

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People donate blood for the injured, on January 14, 2013 in Bamako.... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Armed Forces,Bamako,Blood,Blood Test,Civilian,Conflict,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Medical Test,Militant Groups,People,Physical Injury,Religion,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople donate blood for the injured, on January 14, 2013 in Bamako. Islamists have retreated in the east of Mali but French forces are facing a difficult situation in the west of the country where rebels are well armed, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on January 14. France launched the operation alongside the Malian army on January 11, 2013 to counter a push south by the insurgents who had threatened to advance on the capital Bamako. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOG0 (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)