A French army sniper stands next to an armored vehicle outside Bourem, northern Mali, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Mali’s military detained eight Arab men last week in Timbuktu, raising fear

 

              A French army sniper stands next to an armored vehicle outside Bourem, northern Mali, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.  Mali’s military detained eight Arab men last week in Timbuktu, raising fear
A French army sniper stands next to an armored vehicle outside Bourem, northern Mali, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Mali’s military detained eight Arab men last week in Timbuktu, raising fears of further reprisals against the region’s Arab minority whose members are accused of having supported the al-Qaida-linked groups which overran northern Mali last year. (AP Photo /Pascal Guyot, Pool)