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Malian Jihadi Jailed Nine Years For Timbuktu Shrines Destruction

The International Criminal Court has sentenced a Malian jihadi responsible for destroying shrines in Timbuktu to nine years in prison, bringing a historic trial at The Hague to a close. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a former teacher and alleged member of extremist group Ansar Dine, pleaded guilty to destroying nine historic shrines and a mosque in the northern city while it was under the control of jihadis in 2012.
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