Timbuktu In The News: Ancient Manuscripts Destroyed

It is not everyday ones gets to post a headline about Timbuktu.

Having said that it should anger everyone that destruction of historic documents is taking place in this historic place.

French-led troops in Mali have entered the historic city of Timbuktu encountering little resistance, French and Malian military sources.

But there are reports of thousands of ancient manuscripts being destroyed, with video footage of the library showing charred books and empty boxes.

French President Francois Hollande declared that the joint forces were “winning this battle”.

They have been pushing north in their offensive against Islamist rebels.

They seized Gao, north Mali’s biggest city, on Saturday.

Islamists seized the north of the country last year, but have been losing ground since French forces launched an operation earlier this month.




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