Locals welcome French soldiers with a French and Malian flags in Bourem, northen 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)

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Locals welcome French soldiers with a French and Malian flags in Bourem, northen 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)
Locals welcome French soldiers with a French and Malian flags in Bourem, northen 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)
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