In this July 23, 2013 photo, Sidi Fassoukoy, searching for his missing brother, unearths the remains of two men buried in the desert outside Timbuktu, Mali. From the men's clothing, Fassoukoy was able... more 
In this July 23, 2013 photo, Sidi Fassoukoy, searching for his missing brother, unearths the remains of two men buried in the desert outside Timbuktu, Mali. From the men's clothing, Fassoukoy was able to identify the bodies as those of his brother Maouloud Fassoukoy and their neighbor, "Vieux" Ali Ould Kabbad, a lifelong Arab resident of Timbuktu who Maouloud was killed for defending. Mali’s military has killed or taken away at least 35 civilians in 2013, many of them Arabs and Tuaregs, according to human rights groups. An AP investigation uncovered the remains of six of these men, whose families identified the bodies and said they were last seen being taken away by Malian soldiers. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rebecca Blackwell
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 6:22 AM EST