Director General of Unesco, Irina Bokova
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Unesco: Timbuktu mosque raid 'unacceptable'

Islamist militants in Mali have attacked one of the most famous mosques in the historic city of Timbuktu, residents have said.

Armed men broke down the door of the 15th-Century Sidi Yahia mosque.

Director General of Unesco, Irina Bokova, called the raids a tragedy for all humanity.

  • 03 Jul 2012