Malian jihadist pleads guilty to Timbuktu shrine destruction in historic trial

Malian jihadist pleads guilty to Timbuktu shrine destruction in historic trial

A Malian jihadist on Monday pleaded guilty to ordering attacks on historic sites in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, in the first case of an Islamist facing international justice for cultural destruction. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a Malian national aged around 40, is the first jihadist to face charges at The Hague-based International […]