Mali Fighting

February 6, 2013 - 8:31 AM
Malian soldiers inspect a stick of Nitram 5 explosive they found Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013, after residents notified authorities of suspicious bags left by Mujao radicals when they fled Gao, northern Mali. Troops from France and Chad moved into Kidal in an effort to secure the strategic north Malian city, a French official said Tuesday, as the international force put further pressure on the Islamic extremists to push them out of their last major bastion of control in the north. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)