ICC EYEING FOREIGN FIGHTERS IN SYRIA, IRAQ

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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Tuesday put foreigners fighting with Islamic State jihadists on notice that she was seeking ways of bringing to justice those behind crimes in Syria and Iraq.

Neither Syria or Iraq have joined the tribunal, but chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told AFP her office had jurisdiction over crimes committed in either country by citizens of the 124 nations which have signed up to court.

“We definitely have jurisdiction over those nationals,” Bensouda told AFP, in an interview in the ICC’s new headquarters on the outskirts of The Hague.

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