Islamist rebel admits destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial

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An Islamist militant has admitted destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first trial of its kind at the International Criminal Court.

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi said he regretted his actions.

He was accused of leading rebel forces who destroyed historic shrines at the world heritage site in 2012.

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