Prosecutor seeks to investigate Afghan war crimes allegations – and claims of US torture

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If authorised ICC would investigate crimes allegedly committed by all sides including US forces, CIA, Taliban and Afghan military

The chief prosecutor of the international criminal court is seeking approval to investigate allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, including possible torture by committed by US forces and the CIA.

If authorised, the investigation would also look at crimes allegedly committed by armed opposition groups, such as the Taliban, and Afghan government forces.

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