Five things to know about Mali's holy sites

August 22, 2016 4:01 AM

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Five things to know about Mali's holy sites

Bamako (AFP) - The trial of a Malian jihadist charged with war crimes for orchestrating the 2012 destruction of nine Timbuktu mausoleums and a section of a famous mosque, opens Monday at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

How did the monuments come to be considered important and why were they destroyed?

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