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Picture taken on February 24, 2013 in the centre of Gao of weapons... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Army,Conflict,Exhibition,Gao Region,Helmet,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Trapped,WeaponPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPicture taken on February 24, 2013 in the centre of Gao of weapons seized from Islamist fighters exhibited in a helmet by the Malian army. Tuareg militias battled Arab rebels in northern Mali Saturday, while French jets, US drones and Chad's elite desert forces were also in action in a major push to stamp out resistance from pockets of Islamist fighters. After recapturing the north's cities from the Al Qaeda groups that had controlled them since April 2012, the six-week-old French-led offensive took the fight to the retreating Islamist insurgents' toughest desert bastions. AFP PHOTO /JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)