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International court approves Afghanistan investigation

Mar 05, 2020 - Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court gave the green light Thursday for prosecutors to open an investigation targeting the Taliban, Afghan forces and U.S. military and CIA personnel for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The decision marked the first time the court's prosecutor has been authorized to investigate U.S. forces. Washington has long rejected the court's jurisdiction and refuses to cooperate with it.

In 2018, then U.S. nation...