UN peacekeepers stand next to the mausoleum of Alpha Moya on Feb. 4, 2016 in Timbuktu. AFP / SEBASTIEN RIEUSSEC
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Judges at the International Criminal Court Thursday agreed there was enough evidence to put an alleged Malian militant on trial for the destruction of the centuries-old world heritage site of Timbuktu.Faqi, aged about 40, is the first extremist militant suspect to appear before the ICC and the first person to face a war crimes charge for an attack on a global historic and cultural monument.A member of an Islamic court set up by the Malian extremists to enforce strict sharia law, Faqi is said to have jointly ordered or carried out the destruction of nine mausoleums and Timbuktu's famous Sidi Yahia mosque, dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries.
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