Mali rebel on war crimes trial for destroying monuments

In the first case of its kind, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is tried at the ICC over destruction of Timbuktu mosque and tombs.

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    A man accused of destroying historic sites in northern Mali has appeared before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

    In the first case of its kind, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is accused of war crimes over the destruction of tombs and a mosque in the ancient city of Timbuktu.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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