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French and Malian soldiers patrol next to the Djingareyber Mosque in Timbuktu in 2015. Several of the city's historic and cultural sites were demolished in 2012, during an occupation by Islamist militants. Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this image from a video, an Islamist militant celebrates after the destruction of a Sufi shrine earlier this month in Timbuktu. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Renee Montagne speaks with Corinne Dufka

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