Malian And French Troops Continue Islamist Offensive

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Three French Mirage 2000 planes remain on the flight path at the... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Airfield,Airplane,Army,Bamako,Conflict,Flying,French Culture,Horizontal,Mali,PanoramicPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThree French Mirage 2000 planes remain on the flight path at the Malian army 101 airbase where French troops are stationed, on January 19, 2013, near Bamako. Meanwhile West African leaders sought urgent UN aid for a regional force to fight Islamists in Mali as President Francois Hollande said French troops would remain as long as needed to stamp out 'terrorism'. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)