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Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges

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HERITAGE. Workers begin the reconstruction of 15th-16th century mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali in 2014. File photo courtesy of UNESCO
Timbuktu, founded in the 11th century, was ‘one of the great centers of Islamic learning in the world, a center of civilization at a time when Europe was in the dark ages’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Feb. 29, 2016) — Prosecutors Tuesday, March 1, will unveil charges against an alleged Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist accused of destroying monuments at the fabled city of Continue reading Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges

6 UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks

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PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. File photo by Sébastien Rieussec/AFP
The latest attacks highlight the vulnerability of Mali’s sprawling arid north, where UN troops and Malian soldiers are struggling in their fight against jihadists who seized vast swathes of territory in 2012

BAMAKO, Mali (Feb. 13, 2016) — Six UN peacekeepers were killed and some 30 wounded on Friday, February 12 when suspected Islamists attacked their base in northern Mali, officials said, while 3 Continue reading 6 UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks

Al-Qaeda claims attack on UN military camp in Timbuktu

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The attack comes 3 months after a similar strike on the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako and one month after a raid on a top hotel in Burkina Faso

BAMAKO, Mali (Feb. 6, 2016) — Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on Saturday, February 6, said they carried out Friday’s attack on a UN military camp in Timbuktu in Mali’s restive north.

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National mourning in Burkina after hotel attack leaves 29 dead

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TERROR ATTACK. Paramedics evacuate a body outside the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 16, 2016. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore: ‘For the first time in its history, our country has fallen victim to a series of barbaric terrorist attacks’

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Jan. 17, 2016) — At least 29 people, including 10 foreigners, were killed in an Al-Qaeda attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso, an unprecedented strike in the capital illustrating the expanding reach of regional jihadists.

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Australian couple kidnapped by jihadists in Burkina Faso

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The Burkina government says the pair were kidnapped in Baraboule, near the west African country’s borders with Niger and Mali

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Jan. 17, 2016) — Two Australians have been kidnapped in Burkina Faso, officials said Saturday, January 16, as a Malian Islamist group said the couple were in the hands of Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists.

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