Tag: Mali

Islamist Insurgents Burn Historic Manuscripts in Timbuktu


Timbuktu Mayor: Mali Rebels Torched Library of Historic Manuscripts Fleeing Islamist insurgents burnt two buildings containing priceless books as French-led troops approached, says mayor Islamist insurgents retreating from Timbuktu set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless historic manuscripts, according to the Saharan town’s mayor, in an incident he described as a “devastating blow” […]