UPDATED: Mali rebels fleeing Timbuktu burn library full of ancient manuscripts | World news | guardian.co.uk


UPDATED: See this story by Alex Crawford with Sky News for more details and video.

“Islamist insurgents retreating from the ancient Saharan city of Timbuktu have set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts, some dating back to the 13th century, in what the town’s mayor described as a “devastating blow” to world heritage.”

via Mali rebels fleeing Timbuktu burn library full of ancient manuscripts | World news | guardian.co.uk.