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Mali rebel destroyed ancient Timbuktu shrines, ICC told

Mali rebel destroyed ancient Timbuktu shrines, ICC told

An Islamist fighter caused irreparable damage to Africa’s cultural heritage by destroying religious sites in the ancient city of Timbuktu during the 2012 conflict in Mali, international prosecutors said on Tuesday. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a former trainee teacher, had led and personally taken part in the attacks on nine mausoleums and mosques in the city […]