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Mystical Timbuktu Took by French – Al-Qaida

Mystical Timbuktu Took by French – Al-Qaida

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 at 11:16am

French Foreign Legion soldiers, backed by increasing US logistical support, took mystical Timbuktu on Sunday, scattering the remaining al-Qaida backed rebels seeking to create a new Afghanistan in the desert nation of Mali.

The city is a veritable warehouse of historic sites, and cultural experts from UNESCO have been bemoaning the destruction of such landmarks by the rebels. Saturday, the French military’s website reported the capture of Gao, the last major town held by the Islamists.

French warplanes bombed the area, and destroyed the home of an Islamist leader, Agency France Press reported. The French…