28.12.2012 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

UNESCO Director-General deplores new destruction of Timbuktu mausoleums

" I am profoundly shocked by the ferocity that has marked the latest round of destruction of Timbuktu’s mausoleums," declared UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, responding to reports that at least three mausoleums in Mali were destroyed on 23 December, including that of the Al Hassan and Al Houseyni twins.

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