Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar may have died from strangulation.
Malian security forces rescued dozens of people and killed five militants involved in the attack.
Then I went to the Death Market. It's not all gross gore -- I did find one living thing in the Witchdoctor market... Penny
Whilst equipment, intelligence, training and support from American, British and French special forces will add steel to the operation, it will nevertheless involve difficult desert fighting conditions against a well-armed enemy.
The incidents came amid growing anger in the army at the government's handling of a Tuareg-led rebellion in the north of