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Timbuktu attacker jail term a 'warning' to others: ICC prosecutor

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court welcomed Tuesday a nine-year jail term handed to a Malian jihadist for destroying Timbuktu's shrines, saying it sent "a warning" to others planning such attacks. The term imposed on Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi for directing the 2012 attacks on the fabled mausoleums in northern Mali was a "fair sentence," ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told AFP.
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