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Malian Special Forces soldier stands guard near a well as they... Nieuwsfoto'sAfrika,Conflict,Dromedaris,Frankrijk,Gao Regio,Groot,Horizontaal,Islam,Kilometer,Krijgsmacht,Leger,Leger soldaat,Mali,Mensen,Oorlog,Speciale eenheden,Staan,Vallei,Verduisterd gezicht,Voormalig,Vragen,Wapen,WoestijnPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMalian Special Forces soldier stands guard near a well as they question Malian people on the Mujaho during the Operation Gustav, a hunt for Islamist fighters in a valley in northern Mali and one of France's largest military operations during its three-month intervention in its former colony, on April 9, 2013, 105 km North of Gao. Operation Gustav comes with France preparing to withdraw three-quarters of the 4,000 troops it deployed in January to block a feared advance on the Malian capital Bamako by Al Qaeda-linked insurgents. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)