Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mali: Army Organize Visit To Konna Location Of French Air Strikes

In this image taken during an official visit organized by the Malian army to the town of Konna, some 680 kilometers (430 miles) north of Mali's capital Bamako, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, a Malian soldier gestures at journalists to leave the area of a French air strike. One wing of Mali's Ansar Dine rebel group has split off to create its own movement, saying that they want to negotiate a solution to the crisis in Mali, in a declaration that indicates at least some of the members of the al-Qaida linked group are searching for a way out of the extremist movement in the wake of French air strikes. Image: Jerome Delay/Associated Press


Bullets lay on the ground of a destroyed base used for Islamist rebels. 


Charred helmet lay on the ground of destroyed base used by Islamists.


Malian Army armored vehicle used by Islamist rebels stands charred.


Malian soldiers stand on the back of a pick up truck awaiting the next move and line of action.


A motor cycle stands charred


A videographer films Malian soldiers walking through the rubbles of a former army based leveled during fighting with Islamist rebels.


A Malian soldier gestures at journalists to leave the area of a French air strike.
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