French Soldiers Regain Control in Malian Cities

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Niger troops enter Ansongo, a town south of the northern Malian city... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,4x4,Africa,Ambulance,Armed Forces,Armoured Vehicle,Army,Articulated Lorry,Building Entrance,City,Civilian,Conflict,Entering,French Army,Gao City,Gao Region,General View,Horizontal,Joy,Mali,Niger,North,Releasing,Road,Town,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPNiger troops enter Ansongo, a town south of the northern Malian city of Gao on January 29, 2013. 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)