French Soldiers Regain Control in Malian Cities

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People cheer as soldiers of Malian Colonel Alaji Ag Gamou enter on... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,4x4,Africa,Armed Forces,Army Soldier,City,Civilian,Conflict,Entering,Entrance,Gao City,Gao Region,Hope,Horizontal,Joy,Mali,North,People,Releasing,Road,Town,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople cheer as soldiers of Malian Colonel Alaji Ag Gamou enter on January 29, 2013 Ansongo, a town south of the northern Malian city of Gao. Troops from Niger and Mali on January 29 entered Ansongo, which along with Gao was recaptured by French-led soldiers over the weekend in a lightning offensive against radicals holding Mali's north. So far, just 2,000 African troops have been sent to Mali or neighboring Niger, many of them from Chad, to boost the French-led offensive which began on January 11 and led to the recapture of several towns, including Ansongo. AFP PHOTO / KAMBOU SIA (Photo credit should read KAMBOU SIA/AFP/Getty Images)