Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi

Islamist handed 9-year sentence for war crime of Timbuktu destruction

The International Criminal Court has sentenced a former Islamist militant leader to nine years in prison for overseeing the destruction of the World Heritage Site of Timbuktu in the West African...

Radical Islamist begs forgiveness for destroying Timbuktu monuments

A radical Islamist asked for forgiveness Monday after pleading guilty to wrecking centuries-old mausoleums in the Malian city of Timbuktu, in an unprecedented war crimes case.