ICC prosecutor targets Taliban, IS-K in Afghan probe

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The International Criminal Court’s new chief prosecutor said Monday he wants to focus his investigation in Afghanistan on the Taliban and Islamic State-Khorasan, and to “deprioritise” alleged war crimes by US forces. Karim Khan said he had asked judges to allow him to relaunch the probe — put on hold last year at the request of Kabul’s then-government while it said it would investigate war crimes itself — following the Taliban takeover in August. “Recent developments in Afghanistan and the change in the national authorities, represent a significant change of circumstances,” Khan, who took ov…

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