Continued Destruction of Mali Shrines Called 'War Crime'
- Al Jazeera
- Publication Date:
- 1 July 2012
Members of the group Ansar Dine have destroyed the mausoleums of Sufi saints in Timbuktu for a second day. Sunday's destruction, utilising pick axes and guns, comes after a statement by the International Criminal Court (ICC), calling the on-going campaign of destruction of ancient Islamic shrines in northern Mali "a war crime". Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.
The Malian city of Timbuktu is not only home to historic mosques and sacred tombs, but also an enormous collection of old manuscripts which are now under threat from a wave of ... Read more »