ICC prosecutor: prospects slight of pursuing IS leaders

April 8, 2015 1:28 PM

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THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said there was evidence of war crimes by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but little prospect yet that its leaders would be investigated by the ICC.

In a statement on Wednesday, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she had jurisdiction over crimes committed by fighters who are nationals of ICC member states, but Islamic State's leaders appeared mainly to be from Iraq and Syria, which are not.

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