France Fights Islamist Rebel Movement in Mali
Photo: Laure-Anne Maucorps/ECPAD/Reuters
Arming for the Fight
French forces in January 2013 began pushing back against Islamist insurgents in Mali who are seeking to take over larger portions of the West African country and former French colony. This photo from the French Military Communications Audiovisual office shows a Rafale jet fighter getting armed at the Saint Dizier airbase in central France before being deployed.
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in Western Africa.