Mali Reprisal Killings

Ani Boka Arby, wife of Mohamed Lamine, whose body was dumped in the desert, sits and weep as his corpse is unearthed in Timbuktu, Mali, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 . Lamine, an Arab, was last seen being led away at gunpoint by Malian soldiers on Jan. 28. Children found his body and that of another Arab man days later, lying facedown in the side of a dune on the outskirts of this desert capital. Human rights groups have warned that the military intervention to take back the territory in Mali’s north which was occupied by al-Qaida-linked extremists last year, could open the door to reprisals killings. Especially vulnerable are ethnic minorities suspected of having supported the extremists, including the country’s Arabs. (AP Photo/Rukmini Callimachi)