Islamist rebel admits destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial

August 22, 2016 5:29 AM

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Islamist rebel admits destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial

An Islamist militant has admitted destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first trial of its kind at the International Criminal Court.

He was accused of leading rebel forces who destroyed historic shrines at the world heritage site in 2012.

Also read: War crimes court holds Islamist liable for $3.2 million in damages to Timbuktu shrines

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