The Wider Image: French troops in Mali campaign face storms, mud, mistrust
Colonel Nicolas James, Commander of Desert Tactical Croup "Belleface", poses for a photo at the Operational Desert Platform Camp (PfOD) during the Operation Barkhane in Gao, Mali, August 1, 2019. "We have a dogged adversary, who is tough, drawing from a breeding ground that is favourable to him because the population is isolated," he said. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier. SEARCH "TESSIER MALI" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.