Photo Gallery: Konna in the Crossfire
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Photo Gallery: Konna in the Crossfire

Resisting Islamism Life on the Front Lines in Mali

In mid-January, the strategic town of Konna in central Mali was on the front line of the conflict. First it was occupied by Islamist insurgents advancing towards the capital, then it was bombarded by a French air assault. The locals were caught in the crossfire.