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Malian on War Crimes Trial for ruining Historic Sites

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A man accused of destroying historic sites in northern Mali has appeared before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

In the first case of its kind, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is accused of war crimes over the destruction of tombs and a mosque in the ancient city of Timbuktu.

Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports.

[Al Jazeera]

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