Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mali: French Soldiers In Bourem, Northern Mali

Bourem is about 50 miles north of Gao at crossroads between Timbuktu to the west and Kidal to the north, both of which are now under French and Malian government control.

Locals welcome French soldiers with a French flag in Bourem, northen Mali, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Mali’s military detained eight Arab men last week in Timbuktu, raising fears of further reprisals against the region’s Arab minority whose members are accused of having supported the al-Qaida-linked groups which overran northern Mali last year. Image: Pascal Guyot/Associated Press.



French soldiers take position outside Bourem, northern Mali, Sunday, February 17, 2013.





A French army sniper stands next to an armored vehicle outside Bourem, northern Mali, Sunday, February 17, 2013. Image: Pascal Guyot/Associated Press


A sigh of euphoria and jubilation among Malian locals upon arrival of French soldiers in Bourem, northern Mali, Sunday, February 17, 2013. Image: Paul Guyot


Malian soldiers sit aboard a vehicle as they enter Bourem, northern Mali, Sunday, February 17, 2013. Image: Paul Guyot
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