ICC: Afghan war crimes probe must go ahead

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International war crimes judges ruled on Thursday that a probe into wartime abuses in Afghanistan must go ahead, including looking into possible atrocities committed by US forces, as they overturned a previous court ruling. Pre-trial judges at the Hague-based Int’l Criminal Court last year rejected a demand by its chief prosecutor to open a full-blown probe into crimes committed in the war-torn nation — an investigation also bitterly opposed by Washington.—AFP