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17 Aug 2017
A war crimes court Thursday said a Malian ex-jihadist caused 2.7 million euros in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012.
27 Sep 2016
War crimes judges Tuesday found a Malian jihadist guilty of destroying Timbuktu's fabled shrines, and were set to pass sentence amid hopes the court will send a strong message to help safeguard the world's ancient monuments.
22 Aug 2016
A Malian jihadist on Monday asked the people of Mali for "forgiveness" after he pleaded guilty to ordering 2012 attacks on the fabled site of Timbuktu.

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