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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:46 PM

Timbuktu mausoleums 'destroyed'

Source: BBC

23 December 2012 Last updated at 16:07 GMT

Timbuktu mausoleums 'destroyed'

Islamists in Mali have begun destroying remaining mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu, an Islamist leader and a tourism official said.

"Not a single mausoleum will remain in Timbuktu," Abou Dardar, a leader of the Islamist group Ansar Dine, told AFP news agency.

Islamists in control of northern Mali began earlier this year to pull down shrines that they consider idolatrous.

Tourist official Sane Chirfi said four mausoleums had been razed on Sunday.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20833010

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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:14 PM

1. Erasing history is always the answer.

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