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Mali Islamists Destroy More Timbuktu Mausoleums

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants are tearing down more ancient mausoleums in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu. Witnesses and tourism officials say rebels from the Ansar Dine group began destroying the mausoleums Sunday with pickaxes. The militants destroyed several mausoleums in the city in July, after the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, put Timbuktu on its list of […]

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Mali Islamists Destroy More Timbuktu Mausoleums

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants are tearing down more ancient mausoleums in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu. Witnesses and tourism officials say rebels from the Ansar Dine group began destroying the mausoleums Sunday with pickaxes. The militants destroyed several mausoleums in the city in July, after the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, put Timbuktu on its list of […]

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Mali Islamists Destroy Ancient Timbuktu Sites

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants in Mali’s historic city Timbuktu destroyed and damaged ancient sites for a third straight day, defying international threats of prosecution. Witnesses say the al-Qaida-linked group Ansar Dine targeted the 15th-century Sidi Yahya mosque on Monday, tearing off the entrance door. The door is considered sacred and was to remain closed until the end […]

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Mali Islamists Destroy Ancient Timbuktu Sites

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants in Mali’s historic city Timbuktu destroyed and damaged ancient sites for a third straight day, defying international threats of prosecution. Witnesses say the al-Qaida-linked group Ansar Dine targeted the 15th-century Sidi Yahya mosque on Monday, tearing off the entrance door. The door is considered sacred and was to remain closed until the end […]

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Mali Islamists Destroy Ancient Timbuktu Sites

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants in Mali’s historic city Timbuktu destroyed and damaged ancient sites for a third straight day, defying international threats of prosecution. Witnesses say the al-Qaida-linked group Ansar Dine targeted the 15th-century Sidi Yahya mosque on Monday, tearing off the entrance door. The door is considered sacred and was to remain closed until the end […]

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Mali Islamists Destroy More Ancient Shrines in Timbuktu

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamist rebels in northern Mali on Sunday defied international calls to stop destroying ancient shrines in the city of Timbuktu. For the second straight day, rebels with the militant group Ansar Dine used tools to hack away at the mausoleums of Sufi saints. The United Nationas last week declared the ancient city a World Heritage […]

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Armed Islamists Destroy Timbuktu Sites

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s interim government has condemned what it called the “destructive rage” of armed members of the Islamist Ansar Dine group who destroyed historic shrines in the ancient city of Timbuktu Saturday. In a statement, the government said the attacks amount to war crimes and vowed to pursue those responsible, even possibly in the International Criminal […]

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Armed Islamists Destroy Timbuktu Sites

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Armed Malian Islamists are destroying shrines and mausoleums in Timbuktu. Witnesses told VOA Saturday that members of the Ansar Dine Islamist group are attacking the historic sites with axes and other instruments. Witnesses say the mausoleum of a revered Muslim saint, Sidi Mahmoud, has been destroyed. Timbuktu has been listed by UNESCO as an endangered […]

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