FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Issa Alzouma, 39, poses in front of his home in Gao, northern Mali, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Alzouma's arm was amputated by Islamist radicals on

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Issa Alzouma, 39, poses in front of his home in Gao, northern Mali, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Alzouma
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Issa Alzouma, 39, poses in front of his home in Gao, northern Mali, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Alzouma's arm was amputated by Islamist radicals on Dec. 21, 2012, after an Islamic tribunal charged him with spying. Alzouma, a father of three, denied the charges, and said he was just changing the faulty plug on his motorcycle's engine alongside the road. The extremists fled the city Saturday as French, Chadian and Nigerian troops arrived, ending 10 months of radical Islamic control over the city. But the intervention came too late for Alzouma and the other men who lost their hands and probably their livelihoods, too, when the militants carried out amputations as punishments for theft and other alleged crimes under their strict interpretation of Shariah, or Islamic law. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)