Sep. 27, 2016 06:41PM EST
The Hague Sentences Malian Extremist to 9 Years for Destruction of Timbuktu’s Cultural Sites in Historic Case
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi plead guilty last month to aiding the destruction of Timbuktu’s historic mausoleums and mosques deemed UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2012.
The Hague handed down its sentence to the Malian extremist charged for ordering his followers to destroy Timbuktu’s historic mausoleums and mosques using pickaxes and crowbars in 2012, BBC reports.
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