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International Business Times
Photos of ancient landmarks and World Heritage sites destroyed by terrorist groupsat the International Criminal Court in the Hague and said he had been swept up
Photos of ancient landmarks and World Heritage sites destroyed by terrorist groups
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
at the International Criminal Court in the Hague and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al-Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups which briefly seized control of the desert city. Prosecutor Fatima Bensouda compared the attacks... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
As ICC Trial Opens, Malian Extremist Admits Guilt to Destroying Historic Sites in Timbuktubefore the very eyes of the people of Timbuktu, who looked on powerlessly," she
As ICC Trial Opens, Malian Extremist Admits Guilt to Destroying Historic Sites in Timbuktu
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
before the very eyes of the people of Timbuktu, who looked on powerlessly," she continued. Mr. Al Mahdi, a member of Ansar Dine, was directly involved in the entities established by the armed groups Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagedirecting the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
directing the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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New Kerala
As ICC trial opens, Malian extremist admits guilt to destroying historic sites in Timbuktu - newkerala.com #108605before the very eyes of the people of Timbuktu, who looked on powerlessly, she
As ICC trial opens, Malian extremist admits guilt to destroying historic sites in Timbuktu - newkerala.com #108605
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
before the very eyes of the people of Timbuktu, who looked on powerlessly, she continued. Al Mahdi, a member of Ansar Dine, was directly involved in the entities established by the armed groups Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and... Read more
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Boston Globe
Islamic extremist pleads guilty to destroying holy sites in Malihis way, and to accept my regrets.” Mahdi added that he was “influenced by a g
Islamic extremist pleads guilty to destroying holy sites in Mali
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
his way, and to accept my regrets.” Mahdi added that he was “influenced by a group of deviant people from Al Qaeda and Ansar Dine,” an Islamist offshoot in Mali, and said that he hoped his punishment would “serve as a purging of the evil... Read more
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asianage
Jihadi apologises for razing Timbuktu shrinesthe Taliban’s 2001 destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan. I
Jihadi apologises for razing Timbuktu shrines
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
the Taliban’s 2001 destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan. ICC prosecutors allege Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, a mainly Tuareg movement that in 2012 took control of Timbuktu some 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) northeast of... Read more
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express
Al-Qaeda coward begs for forgiveness after admitting to destroying holy shrinesthe mausoleums I have destroyed”. The Islamic extremist described how he was c
Al-Qaeda coward begs for forgiveness after admitting to destroying holy shrines
express / Posted 5 days ago
the mausoleums I have destroyed”. The Islamic extremist described how he was caught in an "evil wave" by al-Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups who took control of the Mali capital in 2012. Al Mahdi could have faced up to 30 years behind... Read more
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The Columbian
ICC to war criminals: Destroying shrines in Timbuktu is worse than rapewhen nomadic Tuaregs from the north joined forces with several Islamist groups,
ICC to war criminals: Destroying shrines in Timbuktu is worse than rape
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
when nomadic Tuaregs from the north joined forces with several Islamist groups, including the al Qaida-linked organization Ansar Dine, to launch a rebellion against the Malian government. They declared an independent state in much of the northern... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagedirecting the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
Hawaii News Now / Posted 5 days ago
directing the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagedirecting the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 5 days ago
directing the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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Boston Herald
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagedirecting the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
Boston Herald / Posted 5 days ago
directing the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagedirecting the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 5 days ago
directing the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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FOX News
Islamic extremist pleads guilty to rampage destroying Timbuktu mausoleumsdirecting the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble
Islamic extremist pleads guilty to rampage destroying Timbuktu mausoleums
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
directing the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Jihadist admits ordering Timbuktu destructionand I ask them to look at me as a son who has lost his way," he told the ICC.
Jihadist admits ordering Timbuktu destruction
Sky News Australia / Posted 6 days ago
and I ask them to look at me as a son who has lost his way," he told the ICC. Prosecutors say al Mahdi was part of Ansar Dine, a movement that took control of Timbuktu in 2012, along with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). As head of... Read more
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EuroNews
Islamic extremist pleads guilty in The Haguethe nine tombs which are recognised as World Heritage Sites by the UN as they w
Islamic extremist pleads guilty in The Hague
EuroNews / Posted 6 days ago
the nine tombs which are recognised as World Heritage Sites by the UN as they were deemed idolatrous. The al-Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine group, which he was a member of,also ordered the destruction of a rare library of ancient Islamic... Read more
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New Kerala
Mali Islamist rebel apologises for destroying shrines - newkerala.com #108568has stood trial at the ICC and the first time a suspect has pleaded guilty. Pr
Mali Islamist rebel apologises for destroying shrines - newkerala.com #108568
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
has stood trial at the ICC and the first time a suspect has pleaded guilty. Prosecutors said Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamist terrorist group that occupied Timbuktu. Islamists regard the shrines and the city's ancient... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Islamist rebel apologises for wrecking Timbuktu shrines in landmark trialAhmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness on Monday and said he had been swe
Islamist rebel apologises for wrecking Timbuktu shrines in landmark trial
Bdnews24.com / Posted 6 days ago
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness on Monday and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by Al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups which briefly seized control of Timbuktu during the fighting. Prosecutors said they hoped the case... Read more
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The Hindu
Jihadist seeks pardon over Timbuktu attacksthe first person to plead guilty at the court since its establishment in 2002.
Jihadist seeks pardon over Timbuktu attacks
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
the first person to plead guilty at the court since its establishment in 2002. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al—Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagedirecting the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 6 days ago
directing the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagedirecting the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 6 days ago
directing the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagedirecting the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 6 days ago
directing the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagedirecting the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
directing the attacks, which reduced the historic structures to piles of rubble. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Malian jihadist says sorry for destroying Timbuktuof the Sidi Yahia mosque, which had been kept closed for hundreds of years. IC
Malian jihadist says sorry for destroying Timbuktu
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 6 days ago
of the Sidi Yahia mosque, which had been kept closed for hundreds of years. ICC prosecutors allege Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, a mainly ethnic Tuareg movement that in 2012 took control of Timbuktu, some 1,000 kilometres (600 miles)... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Malian jihadi pleads guilty, begs forgiveness for Timbuktu attacksYahia mosque, which had been kept closed for hundreds of years. ‘Evil’ acts I
Malian jihadi pleads guilty, begs forgiveness for Timbuktu attacks
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 6 days ago
Yahia mosque, which had been kept closed for hundreds of years. ‘Evil’ acts ICC prosecutors allege Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, a mainly Tuareg movement that in 2012 took control of Timbuktu some 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) northeast of... Read more
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Rappler
Malian jihadist begs forgiveness for Timbuktu attacksof the Sidi Yahia mosque, which had been kept closed for hundreds of years. IC
Malian jihadist begs forgiveness for Timbuktu attacks
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
of the Sidi Yahia mosque, which had been kept closed for hundreds of years. ICC prosecutors allege Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, a mainly Tuareg movement that in 2012 took control of Timbuktu some 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) northeast of... Read more
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The Hindu
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagequite clear that the accused played a central role at each one of these events.
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
quite clear that the accused played a central role at each one of these events.” Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaeda that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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BBC News
Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trialhas stood trial at the ICC and the first time a suspect has pleaded guilty. Pr
Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
has stood trial at the ICC and the first time a suspect has pleaded guilty. Prosecutors said Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamist group that occupied Timbuktu for months. Islamists regard the shrines and the city's ancient... Read more
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Daily Mail
Trial of Malian jihadist accused of Timbuktu attacks opensa solo charge of cultural destruction. He was head of the 'morality police' in
Trial of Malian jihadist accused of Timbuktu attacks opens
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
a solo charge of cultural destruction. He was head of the 'morality police' in Al-Qaeda-linked militant Islamist group Ansar Dine and on his orders in 2012 revered sites were attacked with pickaxes, chisels and pick-up trucks. Mahdi's rebel... Read more
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Aljazeera
Man on trial at ICC for destroying Timbuktu artefactscharged with war crimes arising out of the conflict in Mali. Prosecutors from
Man on trial at ICC for destroying Timbuktu artefacts
Aljazeera / Posted 6 days ago
charged with war crimes arising out of the conflict in Mali. Prosecutors from the ICC suspect that Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, a predominantly Tuareg armed group that occupied the region roughly 1,000km northeast of Bamako alongside... Read more
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New Kerala
Man pleads guilty for destroying heritage sites - newkerala.com #108274the Malian people for his actions. The Unesco world heritage sites were though
Man pleads guilty for destroying heritage sites - newkerala.com #108274
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
the Malian people for his actions. The Unesco world heritage sites were thought of as idolatrous by the Al Qaida-linked Ansar Dine militant Islamist group which occupied swathes of northern Mali, including Timbuktu, for months. The considerable... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Islamic extremist apologizes for historic Timbuktu rampagewielding a pick axe to attack mosques in the city as part of their evidence. P
Islamic extremist apologizes for historic Timbuktu rampage
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
wielding a pick axe to attack mosques in the city as part of their evidence. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Malian jihadist pleads guilty for Timbuktu attacks, begs forgivenesscondemned as idolatrous by the jihadists. Begs ancestors’ pardon ICC prosecut
Malian jihadist pleads guilty for Timbuktu attacks, begs forgiveness
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 6 days ago
condemned as idolatrous by the jihadists. Begs ancestors’ pardon ICC prosecutors allege that Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, a mainly Tuareg movement that in 2012 took control of Timbuktu some 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) northeast of... Read more
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EuroNews
Destroyer of Timbuktu's heritage goes on trial in the Hagueage in the 14th century and recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 19
Destroyer of Timbuktu's heritage goes on trial in the Hague
EuroNews / Posted 6 days ago
age in the 14th century and recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. He was helped by the al-Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine group. Thousands of ancient manuscripts were also burned at the Ahmed Baba Centre for Islamic... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Timbuktu jihadist pleads guilty to 'cultural destruction'site, Timbuktu was however condemned as idolatrous by the jihadists. ICC prose
Timbuktu jihadist pleads guilty to 'cultural destruction'
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
site, Timbuktu was however condemned as idolatrous by the jihadists. ICC prosecutors allege that Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, a mainly Tuareg movement that in 2012 took control of Timbuktu some 1,000 kilometres northeast of Bamako, along... Read more
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NBC News
History is made, twice, at The Haguethe first person to plead guilty at the court since its establishment in 2002.
History is made, twice, at The Hague
NBC News / Posted 6 days ago
the first person to plead guilty at the court since its establishment in 2002. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampagethe first person to plead guilty at the court since its establishment in 2002.
Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
the first person to plead guilty at the court since its establishment in 2002. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al Qaeda that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Extremist pleads guilty to terror attack on Timbuktu's mausoleumsthe first person to plead guilty at the court since its establishment in 2002.
Extremist pleads guilty to terror attack on Timbuktu's mausoleums
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
the first person to plead guilty at the court since its establishment in 2002. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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SKY News
Jihadist Admits Ordering Timbuktu Destructionand I ask them to look at me as a son who has lost his way," he told the ICC.
Jihadist Admits Ordering Timbuktu Destruction
SKY News / Posted 6 days ago
and I ask them to look at me as a son who has lost his way," he told the ICC. Prosecutors say al Mahdi was part of Ansar Dine, a movement that took control of Timbuktu in 2012, along with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Ruins of... Read more
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DW
Jihadi pleads guilt at ICC's Timbuktu trial |city, which from the 5th century became to be revered as a center of Islamic le
Jihadi pleads guilt at ICC's Timbuktu trial |
DW / Posted 6 days ago
city, which from the 5th century became to be revered as a center of Islamic learning. Al-Madhi was a leading member of Ansar dine, a mainly Tuareg group which at the time held sway over Mali's desert north under a version of Islamic law which... Read more
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Swissinfo
Destruction of cultural heritage on trial in Malitrial of Ahmed Al Faqi Al Mahdi, known as Abu Tourab, is to open on Monday at t
Destruction of cultural heritage on trial in Mali
Swissinfo / Posted 6 days ago
trial of Ahmed Al Faqi Al Mahdi, known as Abu Tourab, is to open on Monday at the International Criminal Court (ICC). This Ansar Dine militiaman was head of the Islamic morality brigade during the occupation of Timbuktu, northern Mali, from April... Read more
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Aljazeera
On trial: the destruction of history during conflicthis 40s, led an anti-vice squad called al-Hesbah, which acted for the Islamic
On trial: the destruction of history during conflict
Aljazeera / Posted 6 days ago
his 40s, led an anti-vice squad called al-Hesbah, which acted for the Islamic court of Timbuktu, while he was a member of Ansar Dine, a Tuareg rebel group allied with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). He is accused of directing attacks on... Read more
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BBC News
Mali rebel 'to admit' Timbuktu mausoleum destruction at ICCthe city in 2012. The court has previously heard that Mr Mahdi, a former teach
Mali rebel 'to admit' Timbuktu mausoleum destruction at ICC
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
the city in 2012. The court has previously heard that Mr Mahdi, a former teacher aged about 40, was a "zealous member" of Ansar Dine, a Tuareg extremist militia with links to al-Qaeda. He is alleged to have been head of the Hesbah - or what some... Read more
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DW
ICC tries Timbuktu destruction as war crime |In 2012, the Islamist militant group Ansar Dine destroyed historic earthen buil
ICC tries Timbuktu destruction as war crime |
DW / Posted 7 days ago
In 2012, the Islamist militant group Ansar Dine destroyed historic earthen buildings and religious shrines in Timbuktu, northern Mali, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague describe the destruction... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Hague Tries Timbuktu Destruction As War Crimemonuments. But some African leaders say the court unfairly targets the continen
The Hague Tries Timbuktu Destruction As War Crime
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
monuments. But some African leaders say the court unfairly targets the continent. In 2012, the Islamist militant group Ansar Dine destroyed historic earthen buildings and religious shrines in Timbuktu, northern Mali, a UNESCO World Heritage... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect set to plead guiltyAhmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, for war crimes including rape and sexual slavery. Pros
Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect set to plead guilty
Hawaii News Now / Posted 7 days ago
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, for war crimes including rape and sexual slavery. Prosecutors allege Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect set to plead guiltyAhmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, for war crimes including rape and sexual slavery. Pros
Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect set to plead guilty
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 7 days ago
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, for war crimes including rape and sexual slavery. Prosecutors allege Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect set to plead guiltyAhmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, for war crimes including rape and sexual slavery. Pros
Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect set to plead guilty
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 7 days ago
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, for war crimes including rape and sexual slavery. Prosecutors allege Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect set to plead guiltyAhmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, for war crimes including rape and sexual slavery. Pros
Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect set to plead guilty
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 7 days ago
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, for war crimes including rape and sexual slavery. Prosecutors allege Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect set to plead guiltyAhmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, for war crimes including rape and sexual slavery. Pros
Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect set to plead guilty
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, for war crimes including rape and sexual slavery. Prosecutors allege Al Mahdi was a member of Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group with links to al-Qaida that held power in northern Mali in 2012. The militants were... Read more
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Raw Story
Ancient sites destroyed by extremist groups around the worldand Muslim shrines, damaging or destroying them with bulldozers, dynamite and p
Ancient sites destroyed by extremist groups around the world
Raw Story / Posted 9 days ago
and Muslim shrines, damaging or destroying them with bulldozers, dynamite and pickaxes. TIMBUKTU: In northern Mali, Islamist insurgent group Ansar Dine demolished 14 of the city’s 16 ancient mausoleums in 2012. The mausoleums were part of Timbukt... Read more
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