Mali Islamist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu shrine attacks

September 27, 2016 10:35 AM

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Mali Islamist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu shrine attacks

The International Criminal Court has sentenced an Islamist militant who destroyed ancient shrines in Timbuktu to nine years in jail.

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi admitted to leading rebel forces who destroyed historic mausoleums at the world heritage site in Mali in 2012.

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