This file photo taken on Sept. 29, 2015 at the Hague shows International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. AFP PHOTO / PETER DEJONG
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A probe by the International Criminal Court into possible war crimes in Afghanistan has "advanced significantly," the chief prosecutor said Thursday, also announcing she may for the first time investigate extremist atrocities in Libya.ICC investigations in Libya have mostly focused on crimes by the regime of former dictator Moamer Kadhafi, ousted in 2011 .In a separate interview with the television station France 24 aired Thursday, Bensouda revealed she will release a new report into all the court's preliminary probes in the coming week.But she refused to be drawn on reports she is planning to launch a full-blown investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan that would put U.S. soldiers under the court's spotlight for the first time.During its lengthy initial probe only made public in 2007, the ICC has been looking into possible war crimes dating back to 2003 by the Taliban, Afghan government forces and international forces including US troops.
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