Tomorrow sees the start of a two day confirmation of charges hearing before the International Criminal Court in relation to the destruction of cultural monuments.
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi (pictured), a jihadi leader, is accused of destroying medieval shrines, tombs of Sufi saints and a mosque dating back to the 15th Century that were a part of the UNESCO world heritage site in the Malian city of Timbuktu.
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Text source: www.theguardian.com (28th February 2016)