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Nine years in jail for destroying Mali's shrines

Some say they are prepared to forgive Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi for the destruction of 10 mausoleums and religious sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012 conflict.

Some say they are prepared to forgive Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi for the destruction of 10 mausoleums and religious sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012 conflict.

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Destroying culture is now a war crime

Former Islamist rebel Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has been found guilty of war crimes for destroying historical sites in Timbuktu during Mali's conflict in 2012.

Former Islamist rebel Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has been found guilty of war crimes for destroying historical sites in Timbuktu during Mali's conflict in 2012.

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Islamic extremist pleads guilty in The Hague

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a legal first.

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a legal first.

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Gunmen attack EU mission in Bamako

At least one gunman was killed and two suspects arrested in an attack on a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako. The building had been converted into a

At least one gunman was killed and two suspects arrested in an attack on a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako. The building had been converted into a

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Mali: rocket attack on Kidal UN base kills 3, injures 20

The United Nations says at least two of its personnel and one civilian have died in a gun and rocket attack on a camp for UN peacekeepers in northern

The United Nations says at least two of its personnel and one civilian have died in a gun and rocket attack on a camp for UN peacekeepers in northern

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Mali: at least 3 dead in attack on UN peacekeepers base in Kidal

At least three people have died in a gun and rocket attack on a camp for UN peacekeepers in northern Mali. UN and local sources confirmed the figure

At least three people have died in a gun and rocket attack on a camp for UN peacekeepers in northern Mali. UN and local sources confirmed the figure

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Mali: security tightened as situation of emergency declared

Security has been tightened in Bamako, a day after heavily-armed militants took 170 people hostage at one of the city’s luxury hotels. A state of

Security has been tightened in Bamako, a day after heavily-armed militants took 170 people hostage at one of the city’s luxury hotels. A state of

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Mali: a state of emergency and national mourning

Mali has been placed under a ten-day state of emergency after hundreds were taken hostage at a luxury hotel in its capital city. At least 20 people

Mali has been placed under a ten-day state of emergency after hundreds were taken hostage at a luxury hotel in its capital city. At least 20 people

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Mali hotel siege: witnesses recount how the drama unfolded

As Malian special forces searched the upper floors of the hotel to capture a pocket of remaining militants, some of the freed hostages and

As Malian special forces searched the upper floors of the hotel to capture a pocket of remaining militants, some of the freed hostages and

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Mali reinforces security after suspected Islamists raid luxury hotel

Up to 27 people are believed to have been killed following an attack on a luxury hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako. Eyewitnesses say the assailants

Up to 27 people are believed to have been killed following an attack on a luxury hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako. Eyewitnesses say the assailants

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Bamako siege: Security forces storm the hotel

Security forces in Mali report at least 22 people have been killed in the siege at the Radisson Blu in the capital.

Security forces in Mali report at least 22 people have been killed in the siege at the Radisson Blu in the capital.

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Jihadist strike on Mali luxury hotel defies French troop presence

In March this year, the Malian capital Bamako, so far spared from any terrorist attack, saw five people killed — including one Belgian and one French

In March this year, the Malian capital Bamako, so far spared from any terrorist attack, saw five people killed — including one Belgian and one French

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At least 22 people killed as Mali hotel siege ends

At least 22 people have been killed in a siege at a luxury hotel in the Mali capital Bamako. Islamist gunmen stormed the Radisson and took 170

At least 22 people have been killed in a siege at a luxury hotel in the Mali capital Bamako. Islamist gunmen stormed the Radisson and took 170

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Mali's timeline of terrorist violence

2012 January 17 : Tuareg rebels, from the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, launch an offensive in northern Mali, prompting civilians

2012 January 17 : Tuareg rebels, from the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, launch an offensive in northern Mali, prompting civilians

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Malian man faces war crimes court over Timbuktu destruction

A man accused of ordering the destruction of historic buildings in Timbuktu in Mali has appeared before the International Criminal Court in The

A man accused of ordering the destruction of historic buildings in Timbuktu in Mali has appeared before the International Criminal Court in The

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Mali hotel siege investigators look into 'jihadist links'

With no claim of responsibility for the hotel siege in Mali on Saturday which left 13 people dead, the inquiry is looking into possible jihadist

With no claim of responsibility for the hotel siege in Mali on Saturday which left 13 people dead, the inquiry is looking into possible jihadist

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Mali: 12 dead in hotel siege, four hostages rescued

Malian forces have stormed a hotel and freed four hostages, held by suspected Islamist militants during a 24 hour siege in which 12 people died

Malian forces have stormed a hotel and freed four hostages, held by suspected Islamist militants during a 24 hour siege in which 12 people died

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At least six dead in Mali hotel attack

Suspected Islamic militants have attacked a hotel used by UN staff in central Mali killing at least six people. The UN’s peacekeeping mission in

Suspected Islamic militants have attacked a hotel used by UN staff in central Mali killing at least six people. The UN’s peacekeeping mission in

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Terrorists attack UN hotel in central Mali

At least seven people are now believed dead following a terrorist attack on a hotel in central Mali frequented by UN workers. Three Russian pilots

At least seven people are now believed dead following a terrorist attack on a hotel in central Mali frequented by UN workers. Three Russian pilots

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Waiting for water in Mali

In the north east of Mali, irregular rainfall and political instability has meant basics like water are becoming scarce. In the town of Kidal, the

In the north east of Mali, irregular rainfall and political instability has meant basics like water are becoming scarce. In the town of Kidal, the

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Timbuktu tombs rebuilt after militant destruction

Local craftsmen have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Islamist militants that took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012. Invading Islamist

Local craftsmen have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Islamist militants that took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012. Invading Islamist

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Deadly attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

Five UN peacekeepers have been killed and up to six others severely hurt in an attack on their convoy in northern Mali. According to officials, the

Five UN peacekeepers have been killed and up to six others severely hurt in an attack on their convoy in northern Mali. According to officials, the

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Mali hostages Gustafsson and McGowan seen in new jihadist video

Two men captured by Islamist militants in Mali – said to be the last Westerners held hostage in the country – have been seen in a rare video posted

Two men captured by Islamist militants in Mali – said to be the last Westerners held hostage in the country – have been seen in a rare video posted

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Tuaregs sign Mali peace deal

Tuareg-rebels and Mali’s government have signed a peace deal offering partial autonomy to the marginalised group

Tuareg-rebels and Mali’s government have signed a peace deal offering partial autonomy to the marginalised group

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Songhoy Blues play Music in Exile

Songhoy Blues, a 4-piece band from Mali, have released their first album ‘Music in Exile’. The band formed when Islamic extremists banned music in

Songhoy Blues, a 4-piece band from Mali, have released their first album ‘Music in Exile’. The band formed when Islamic extremists banned music in

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Mali attack kills three and injures United Nations peacekeepers

In Mali at least three civilians have been killed and nine United Nations peacekeepers seriously injured in a suicide attack. An official said the

In Mali at least three civilians have been killed and nine United Nations peacekeepers seriously injured in a suicide attack. An official said the