In this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 photo, soldiers from Burkina Faso gather at the airport in Timbuktu, Mali. African soldiers in the fabled city of Timbuktu worry their equipment, training and circumstances are not adequate to defend against another takeover by Islamic extremists who know the terrain, as a double bombing by radical elements has also threatened neighboring Niger. Burkina Faso soldiers officially took over at the end of April after hundreds of French forces left the northern Malian town several months after their military operation largely ousted the radical Islamic fighters from the area.(AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

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In this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 photo, soldiers from Burkina Faso gather at the airport in Timbuktu, Mali. African soldiers in the fabled city of Timbuktu worry their equipment, training and circumstances are not adequate to defend against another takeover by Islamic extremists who know the terrain, as a double bombing by radical elements has also threatened neighboring Niger. Burkina Faso soldiers officially took over at the end of April after hundreds of French forces left the northern Malian town several months after their military operation largely ousted the radical Islamic fighters from the area.(AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
In this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 photo, soldiers from Burkina Faso gather at the airport in Timbuktu, Mali. African soldiers in the fabled city of Timbuktu worry their equipment, training and circumstances are not adequate to defend against another takeover by Islamic extremists who know the terrain, as a double bombing by radical elements has also threatened neighboring Niger. Burkina Faso soldiers officially took over at the end of April after hundreds of French forces left the northern Malian town several months after their military operation largely ousted the radical Islamic fighters from the area.(AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
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