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Namibia Economist
Cultural patrimony and the laws of war: The slow acceptance that destroying cultural heritage is a war crime | The Economistscholars. The vandalism happened in the summer of 2012; that was a time when tw
Cultural patrimony and the laws of war: The slow acceptance that destroying cultural heritage is a war crime | The Economist
Namibia Economist / Posted yesterday
scholars. The vandalism happened in the summer of 2012; that was a time when two ultra-militant Muslim groups, al-Qaeda and Ansar Dine, temporarily took control of the north of the country and imposed their zealous version of Islam which considers... Read more
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CTV News
Military planning to provide air transport for French counter-terror missiongroups and by the presence of several Islamist militant groups, including al Qa
Military planning to provide air transport for French counter-terror mission
CTV News / Posted yesterday
groups and by the presence of several Islamist militant groups, including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the related Ansar Dine. Complicating matters is the fact drug trafficking to Europe is the only source of income for many locals. The UN... Read more
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DW
Malians dissatisfied with light sentence for Islamist who desecrated Timbuktu |teacher entered a guilty plea at the trial, which began in August. In summer 2
Malians dissatisfied with light sentence for Islamist who desecrated Timbuktu |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
teacher entered a guilty plea at the trial, which began in August. In summer 2012, as a member of the Islamist group, Ansar Dine, he organized attacks on world heritage-listed monuments in Timbuktu. The group destroyed nine mausoleums and a... Read more
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The China Post
Malian jihadist jailed for Timbuktu attackshad been overtaken by "evil spirits", urging Muslims not to follow his example.
Malian jihadist jailed for Timbuktu attacks
The China Post / Posted 3 days ago
had been overtaken by "evil spirits", urging Muslims not to follow his example.The court found that Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, one of the Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist groups which seized northern territory before being mostly chased out by a... Read more
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EuroNews
Nine years in jail for destroying Mali's shrinestrial in August, al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness. He said he had been swept up
Nine years in jail for destroying Mali's shrines
EuroNews / Posted 3 days ago
trial in August, al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness. He said he had been swept up in an “evil wave” when al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups briefly seized control of the ancient sites. Prosecutors and the defence had agreed beforehand to... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, destroyer of Timbuktu shrinesInternational Criminal Court for destroying heritage sites in Timbuktu, was kno
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, destroyer of Timbuktu shrines
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 4 days ago
International Criminal Court for destroying heritage sites in Timbuktu, was known as a ruthless enforcer for jihadist group Ansar Dine when it took over the fabled Malian city. Alleged Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist leader Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
ICC convicts Malian rebel over Timbuktu tomb attacksformer militant, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, had admitted ordering the attacks in 2
ICC convicts Malian rebel over Timbuktu tomb attacks
Brisbane Times / Posted 4 days ago
former militant, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, had admitted ordering the attacks in 2012 when a faction linked to al-Qaeda, Ansar Dine, held control of the famed city of Timbuktu in central Mali, which was a centre of scholarship, commerce and study... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Malian Islamist jailed for Timbuktu destructionIslamist rebel has been sentenced to nine years in prison for wrecking holy shr
Malian Islamist jailed for Timbuktu destruction
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
Islamist rebel has been sentenced to nine years in prison for wrecking holy shrines in 2012. FILE: Islamists rebels of Ansar Dine near Timbuktu. Picture: AFP. International Criminal Court,Timbuktu,Holy Timbuktu sites destroyed,Timbuktu mosques... Read more
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express
The first Jihadi jailed for war crimes after destroying ancient shrinesbrief trial in August al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept
The first Jihadi jailed for war crimes after destroying ancient shrines
express / Posted 4 days ago
brief trial in August al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" when Al-Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups briefly seized control of the ancient sites. The religious teacher, sat quietly in a grey suit,... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Jihadist sentenced in Timbuktu destructionto nine years of imprisonment for destroying ancient shrines in Mali. Mahdi, b
Jihadist sentenced in Timbuktu destruction
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 4 days ago
to nine years of imprisonment for destroying ancient shrines in Mali. Mahdi, believed to be a member of al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Dine in Mali, pleaded guilty to war crimes for destroying religious and historic monuments in the ancient city of... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Islamist rebel gets 9 years imprisonment for Timbuktu destructionin August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swe
Islamist rebel gets 9 years imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction
Bdnews24.com / Posted 4 days ago
in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. In June and July of 2012 "10 of the most... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
ICC - Fighter Jailed for Destroying Timbuktu Sitesurged all Muslims to not follow his example and said he had been swept up in an
ICC - Fighter Jailed for Destroying Timbuktu Sites
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
urged all Muslims to not follow his example and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al-Qaeda and the Ansar Dine armed groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites in the city of Timbuktu. As part of a plea... Read more
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EuroNews
Destroying culture is now a war crimetwo-day trial in August, Mahdi asked for forgiveness. He said he had been “swe
Destroying culture is now a war crime
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
two-day trial in August, Mahdi asked for forgiveness. He said he had been “swept up in an evil wave” by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that had briefly seized control of the ancient sites. As part of a plea agreement, the... Read more
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asianage
Malian jihadist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu attacksovertaken by "evil spirits", urging Muslims not to follow his example. The cou
Malian jihadist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu attacks
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
overtaken by "evil spirits", urging Muslims not to follow his example. The court found that Mahdi, was a member of the Ansar Dine, one of the jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb which seized the northern territory before... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Islamist rebel jailed for Timbuktu 'cultural destruction' in landmark casein August, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been sw
Islamist rebel jailed for Timbuktu 'cultural destruction' in landmark case
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
in August, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by Al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. In June and July of 2012 "10 of the most... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Islamist rebel gets nine years imprisonment for Timbuktu destructionin August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swe
Islamist rebel gets nine years imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. In June and July of 2012 "10 of the most... Read more
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DW
International Criminal Court sentences Mali jihadist to 9 years for destroying Timbuktu's cultural heritage |two-day trial in August, Mahdi pleaded guilty, saying he had been influenced by
International Criminal Court sentences Mali jihadist to 9 years for destroying Timbuktu's cultural heritage |
DW / Posted 4 days ago
two-day trial in August, Mahdi pleaded guilty, saying he had been influenced by an "evil wave" spurred by al-Qaeda and the Ansar Dine groups that are active in northern Mali. "It is alleged that Mr. Al Mahdi, born in Agoune, 100 kilometers west of... Read more
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Swissinfo
Islamist rebel gets nine years imprisonment for Timbuktu destructionin August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swe
Islamist rebel gets nine years imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. In June and July of 2012 "10 of the most... Read more
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Daily Mail
Jihadist is found guilty of war crimes over Mali shrine destructionexample, and saying he wanted to seek the pardon of all Malians. Prosecutors s
Jihadist is found guilty of war crimes over Mali shrine destruction
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
example, and saying he wanted to seek the pardon of all Malians. Prosecutors say Mahdi, born in 1975, was a member of the Ansar Dine, one of the jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb which seized the northern territory before... Read more
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Aljazeera
ICC: Mali fighter jailed for destroying Timbuktu sitesurged all Muslims to not follow his example and said he had been swept up in an
ICC: Mali fighter jailed for destroying Timbuktu sites
Aljazeera / Posted 4 days ago
urged all Muslims to not follow his example and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al-Qaeda and the Ansar Dine armed groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites in the city of Timbuktu. As part of a plea... Read more
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Swissinfo
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebelin August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swe
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. As part of a plea agreement the prosecution and... Read more
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Reuters
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebelin August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swe
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. As part of a plea agreement the prosecution and... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebelin August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swe
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. As part of a plea agreement the prosecution and... Read more
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The Hindu
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebelin August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swe
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an “evil wave” by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. As part of a plea agreement the prosecution and... Read more
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Reuters
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebelin August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swe
ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. As part of a plea agreement the prosecution and... Read more
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BBC News
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of TimbuktuAs the trial reaches its verdict, author Nicholas Jubber looks at the man behin
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of Timbuktu
BBC News / Posted 4 days ago
As the trial reaches its verdict, author Nicholas Jubber looks at the man behind the crime. As head of jihadist group Ansar Dine's moral "accountability" enforcers, known as the the Hisbah, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi led the destruction of key... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Politics of Death - France in CAR and MaliStates (ECOWAS) and the United Nations eventually stepped in, in an effort to c
Politics of Death - France in CAR and Mali
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations eventually stepped in, in an effort to counter Tuareg separatist movements. Soon, Ansar Dine, MUJAO, and AQIM - all extreme Islamist movements - became the most important players in the conflict. French... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Timbuktu's Restored Sidi Yahya Mosque 'Carries Political Weight'reopened the Sidi Yahya Mosque in the ancient city-state of Timbuktu. It was de
Timbuktu's Restored Sidi Yahya Mosque 'Carries Political Weight'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
reopened the Sidi Yahya Mosque in the ancient city-state of Timbuktu. It was destroyed in 2012 by the al-Qaeda linked Ansar Dine jihadists. The jihadists also destroyed the "secret door" of the 15th century mosque in the fabled caravan... Read more
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DW
Timbuktu's restored Sidi Yahya mosque 'carries political weight' |reopened the Sidi Yahya Mosque in the ancient city-state of Timbuktu. It was de
Timbuktu's restored Sidi Yahya mosque 'carries political weight' |
DW / Posted 11 days ago
reopened the Sidi Yahya Mosque in the ancient city-state of Timbuktu. It was destroyed in 2012 by the al-Qaeda linked Ansar Dine jihadists. The jihadists also destroyed the "secret door" of the 15th century mosque in the fabled caravan... Read more
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Boston Herald
Gunmen kill 3 soldiers, injure 2 in central Mali 'ambush'cities and towns. Northern and central Mali remain unstable and attacks on sec
Gunmen kill 3 soldiers, injure 2 in central Mali 'ambush'
Boston Herald / Posted 21 days ago
cities and towns. Northern and central Mali remain unstable and attacks on security forces are common. The militant group Ansar Dine is especially active in central Mali. Earlier this month, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita removed Defense... Read more
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FOX News
Gunmen kill 3 soldiers, injure 2 in central Mali 'ambush'cities and towns. Northern and central Mali remain unstable and attacks on sec
Gunmen kill 3 soldiers, injure 2 in central Mali 'ambush'
FOX News / Posted 21 days ago
cities and towns. Northern and central Mali remain unstable and attacks on security forces are common. The militant group Ansar Dine is especially active in central Mali. Earlier this month, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita removed Defense... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Gunmen kill 3 soldiers, injure 2 in central Mali 'ambush'cities and towns. Northern and central Mali remain unstable and attacks on sec
Gunmen kill 3 soldiers, injure 2 in central Mali 'ambush'
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 21 days ago
cities and towns. Northern and central Mali remain unstable and attacks on security forces are common. The militant group Ansar Dine is especially active in central Mali. Earlier this month, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita removed Defense... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Gunmen kill 3 soldiers, injure 2 in central Mali 'ambush'cities and towns. Northern and central Mali remain unstable and attacks on sec
Gunmen kill 3 soldiers, injure 2 in central Mali 'ambush'
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 21 days ago
cities and towns. Northern and central Mali remain unstable and attacks on security forces are common. The militant group Ansar Dine is especially active in central Mali. Earlier this month, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita removed Defense... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Fires Defence Minister After Gunmen Seize Villagewho was also the president's campaign director at the 2013 election. The attac
President Fires Defence Minister After Gunmen Seize Village
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
who was also the president's campaign director at the 2013 election. The attackers, who are suspected of belonging to the Ansar Dine group, burned public buildings and took an elected local official hostage before withdrawing after a few hours. No... Read more
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iol.co.za
Mali president fires defence ministerThe attackers, who are suspected of belonging to the Ansar Dine group, burned p
Mali president fires defence minister
iol.co.za / Posted 27 days ago
The attackers, who are suspected of belonging to the Ansar Dine group, burned public buildings and took an elected local official hostage before withdrawing after a few hours. No one was killed and the army is back in control, witnesses said. The... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Mali president fires defence minister after gunmen seize villagewho was also the president's campaign director at the 2013 election. The attac
Mali president fires defence minister after gunmen seize village
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 27 days ago
who was also the president's campaign director at the 2013 election. The attackers, who are suspected of belonging to the Ansar Dine group, burned public buildings and took an elected local official hostage before withdrawing after a few hours. No... Read more
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dna
Gunmen reportedly take over central Mali villagecapital Bamako. Islamist militants killed 17 Malian soldiers and wounded 35 whe
Gunmen reportedly take over central Mali village
dna / Posted 28 days ago
capital Bamako. Islamist militants killed 17 Malian soldiers and wounded 35 when they attacked an army base in the central Malian town of Nampala in July. Islamist group Ansar Dine and a Peul ethnic militia both claimed responsibility for that atta... Read more
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