The French photographer Frida Kahlo, whose work was featured in this month’s cover story, died on Friday, the company that acquired her said.
Kahlo was 75.
Kahlos work for the Defence Ministry in the 1970s helped save the life of an unarmed American soldier who was captured by a group of Al Qaeda fighters in Algeria.
She also photographed US troops at the battle of the Somme, a famous photograph of British soldiers fighting the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge.
In 2011, Kahlo told Al Jazeera that the work she was doing in Mali had been “an extraordinary experience”.
“For me, the struggle against the terrorism and the wars of terrorism has been the struggle of the world,” she said.
“And that was one of the most important things for me.”
The photograph of the American soldier taken in Mali, taken in 1968, became famous for its clarity and emotional impact, and was used in several films and television series.
In 2016, Kahloes death brought to the surface the extent of the US’ role in the military’s war in Mali.
On Tuesday, the US Army confirmed that it was responsible for the capture of the Al Qaeda fighter, who was later released.
Al Jazeera’s John Simpson, reporting from the capital, Bamako, said it was difficult to say how many soldiers the US has killed.
“But, according to US military estimates, there have been between 600 and 1,500, and it’s hard to say who exactly the US killed,” he said.
Al Qaeda has since claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and killing of three Americans, including US citizen, Samir Khan, and an Italian journalist, Paolo Sorrentino, who had been in Mali for several months.
Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility and threatened to attack Italy if the US does not release its captives.
“The US government has to come to grips with this issue and we’re not in a position where we can just continue to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq,” Simpson said.
The US has deployed more than 8,000 troops to Mali to train and advise local troops, but has faced criticism for not doing more to protect civilians and stop the insurgency.
On Monday, the government in Bamako announced that it would send a large number of troops to help train and train the local population.
The new troop deployment was announced by President Macky Sall, who is also a former general.
Sall has faced pressure from local residents and human rights groups over his decision to send troops into Mali without having the backing of the international community.
Aljazeera’s Lucia Newman reported from Bamako.