The International Criminal Court's prosecutor Fatou Bensouda poses for a picture during an interview in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Tuesday put foreigners fighting with ISIS extremists 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.France has been among countries upping the pressure at the UN Security Council to mandate the ICC to investigate war crimes committed by all sides in the five-year civil war in Syria.Set up in 2002, the tribunal based in The Hague is meant as a court of last resort to prosecute the world's worst crimes when national governments are unwilling or unable.
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