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Tuaregs soldiers check for explosives of the remains of Islamist... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Army Soldier,City,Conflict,Explosive,Gao Region,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,StreetPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTuaregs soldiers check for explosives of the remains of Islamist fighters bodies, after they were killed yesterday in Gao's streets, on February 23, 2013. Battles with French-backed troops erupted overnight on February 20 after about 40 Islamists infiltrated the city and there were fresh clashes yesterday. Malian soldiers opened fire with rocket-propelled grenades on the city hall, killing at least one Islamist, according to Malian army colonel Mamadou Samake. They found the bodies of four rebels inside, he added. AFP PHOTO /JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)