Fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group Ansar Dine attacked ancient Sufi shrines with shovels and pickaxes in Timbuktu. An Ansar Dine spokesman said all of the shrines in the UNESCO-designated city would be destroyed. UNESCO is concerned about damage to world heritage sites in Timbuktu and Gao, which also is under Islamist control.

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