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Historiska manuskript brända av flyende islamister i Timbuktu (uppdaterat)

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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” to world heritage.

Hallé Ousmani Cissé told the Guardian that al-Qaida-allied fighters on Saturday torched two buildings that held the manuscripts, some of which dated back to the 13th century. They also burned down the town hall, the governor’s office and an MP’s residence, and shot dead a man who was celebrating the arrival of the French military.

Jag nämnde den här skatten i ett inlägg för tre år sedan.

Uppdatering: “Timbuktu Locals Saved Some of City’s Ancient Manuscripts from Islamists“.

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