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Malian Jihadist Pleads Guilty to Timbuktu War Crimes Charges

A Malian jihadist has pleaded guilty to ordering the destruction of nine mausoleums and a mosque in the city of Timbuktu. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi said during a hearing Monday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague that the prosecution's description of what led to attacks that destroyed or severely damaged the cultural sites was accurate. He expressed regret and asked the people of Mali for forgiveness. Prosecutors say Al Mahdi was a member of the Ansar Dine militant...

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