The U.S. armed forces and the CIA were named among targets, such as the Taliban, Haqqani network and the Afghan National Security Forces.
On Monday, the International Criminal Court (ICC) made a formal request to investigate the U.S. military and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan.
ICC Prosecutor Seeks War Crime Investigation in Afghanistan
The chief prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, confirmed that United States forces and operatives would be implicated in the probe.
Bensouda detailed in her request that “information available provides a reasonable basis to believe” that U.S. military personnel and CIA operatives “committed acts of torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity, rape and sexual violence against conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan and other locations, principally in the 2003-2004 period.”
The investigation will focus on the alleged crimes committed in Afghanistan after May 1, 2003, and on other alleged crimes connected to non-terrestrial conflicts committed in other member states after July 1, 2002.