Malian And French Troops Continue Islamist Offensive


Internally displaced Aminata Foumba arrives near the city of Niono... ニュース写真ふんどし,アフリカ,マリ,マリ北部紛争 - 2012-2013年,到着,国内避難民,大人,女の子,女性,子供,対立,戦争,横長,歩く,母親,民族衣装,民間人,立ち去る,都市,難民・避難民Photographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPInternally displaced Aminata Foumba arrives near the city of Niono from Diabaly after a six-day walk with her children, on January 19, 2013, in the city of Niono. Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on January 19 called for a broader international commitment to the military operations in Mali, where Malian and French forces are battling Islamist militant groups that control the country's vast arid north. Some 2,000 members of MISMA (the International Mission for Mali Assistance), the African intervention force, are expected to be deployed by January 26. About 100 soldiers from Togo and Nigeria have already arrived in Bamako, and another 30 or so from Benin are en route to join them. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)