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# timbuktu - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Jihadist to become first person to plead guilty to war crimes for destroying historic monuments in Timbuktu

The man had told his defence lawyer he was “a Muslim who believes in justice.”

# timbuktu - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

French troops kill 19 Islamist militants as violence escalates in Mali

The violence comes with Malians due to vote on Sunday in a second round of parliamentary polls.

# timbuktu - Saturday 2 February, 2013

French president makes trip to Mali city of Timbuktu

Francois Hollande was greeted with chants of ‘Thank You, France.’

# timbuktu - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

French and Malian forces patrol historic desert city of Timbuktu

French and Malian troops now control the historic town in which Islamist rebels are said to have destroyed thousands of ancient Muslim and Greek manuscripts.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# timbuktu - Monday 28 January, 2013

French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu

The move by French troops follows the seizure of the city’s airport.

# timbuktu - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO

Islamist hardliners in northern Mali have claimed responsibility for what UNESCO termed “repugnant acts” of destruction on historical sites.

# timbuktu - Thursday 28 June, 2012

UNESCO puts Timbuktu on danger list

We take a brief look at the explorers, including one Irish man, who tried and failed to make it to the fabled city, the one who finally did and the other who made it out alive.

# timbuktu - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Malian couple subjected to 100 lashes 'for having child out of wedlock'

Islamists in northern Mali have been forcing the imposition of sharia law since the coup earlier this year.

# timbuktu - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Explainer: What's happening in Mali? Mali This post contains videos

Explainer: What's happening in Mali?

Your guide to the Malian military coup and the ensuing separatist rebels’ push for independence.

# timbuktu - Friday 25 November, 2011

Three tourists kidnapped, another killed in Mali

The four were in a restaurant in Timbuktu when four armed men forced them out of the building.