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# Timbuktu

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# landmark case
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.”
# Islamic Extremists
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.
# Mali
French president makes trip to Mali city of Timbuktu
Francois Hollande was greeted with chants of ‘Thank You, France.’
# Mali
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.
# Airport
French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu
The move by French troops follows the seizure of the city’s airport.
# Unesco
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.
# mali violence
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.
# Mali
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.
# Mali
Explainer: What's happening in Mali?
Your guide to the Malian military coup and the ensuing separatist rebels’ push for independence.
# Mali
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.