Monday, January 21, 2013

Operation Serval: Military Intervention In Mali

Nigeria Army 1st Battalion arrives at the Bamako, Mali, air-base July 17, 2013, to take part in Operation Serval against the Islamists. Image: Jeremy Lempin

Troops from Togo arrive the Bamako, Mali, air-base July 17, 2013, to take part in Operation Serval against the Islamists. Image: Jeremy Lempin

A Malian soldier walks inside an military camp used by radical Islamists and bombarded by French warplanes in Diabaly, Mali, some 460kms (320 miles) North of the capital Bamako Monday Jan. 21, 2013. French and Malian troops were in the city whose capture by radical Islamists prompted the French military intervention in the first place. Image: Jerome Delay

A Malian Soldier checks identity papers in the center of Diabaly, Mali, some 320 miles north of the capital, Bamako Monday, January 21, 2013.

Deployment of a column of Vehicles Unicorn Group of Bamako Air Base January 15, 2013


A French soldier secures a perimeter on the outskirts of Diabaly, Mali, Monday, January 21, 2013


Malian soldiers inspect armed vehicles recovered from Islamist militants during fighting to retake the town of Konna, at the Malian military base in Savare, Central Mali, Saturday, January 19, 2013. The depature of the Islamists from the central town of Diabaly marks as success for the French-led military intervention that began January 11 tou oust the Islamists from northern and central Mali. Earlier in the week, the Malian military was able to retake another key town, Konna, whose capture had sparked the French intervention. Image: Harouna Traore/Associated Press
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