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Two soldiers discuss as French troops with armourded vehicles from... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Abidjan,Airfield,Army,Army Soldier,Bamako,Conflict,Discussion,French Culture,Horizontal,Mali,Material,Military,Mode of Transport,PreparationPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTwo soldiers discuss as French troops with armourded vehicles from the 'Licorne' operation based in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) prepare their material at the 101 military airbase near Bamako on January 15, 2013. French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that his government does not intend to keep forces in Mali, but will remain until security is restored and 'terrorists' eliminated. Hollande said the intervention was aimed at ending attacks by Islamists, securing the capital and restoring the territorial integrity of the west African nation. AFP PHOTO /ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)