French Soldiers Regain Control in Malian Cities

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View of a bridge blown up by the Movement for Jihad and Oneness near... ニュース写真ガオ地方,ガオ市,マリ,マリ北部紛争 - 2012-2013年,北,孤独,対立,横長,橋,町,都市,風Photographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPView of a bridge blown up by the Movement for Jihad and Oneness (MUJAO) near 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)