French Soldiers Regain Control in Malian Cities


People hold a sign reading 'Thank you for the liberation' on January... Fotografia de notíciasAdulto,Alegria,Andar,Cidade,Cidade Pequena,Cidade de Gao,Civil,Conflito,Conflito no norte do Mali de 2012-2013,Entrada de Edifício,Entrar,Exército,Guerra,Homens Jovens,Horizontal,Jovem Adulto,Mali,Norte,Níger,Pessoas,Placa de manifestação,Região de Gao,Rua,Segurar,Soltar,ÁfricaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople hold a sign reading 'Thank you for the liberation' on January 29, 2013 in Ansongo, a town south of the northern Malian city of Gao, as Niger troops enter the city. 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)