MOSCOW (Sputnik) — ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will seek to launch the investigation in coming weeks – after the US presidential elections but until the end of the year, the Foreign Policy magazine reported citing its sources. US officials reportedly visited the Hague to express their concern about the possible investigation.
"If it would be a really objective investigation, it is very good. It is time to deal with this. If it would be an objective investigation, it would be helpful for the United States and the whole world," the source told RIA Novosti.
The US-led NATO mission in Afghanistan formally ended its operations in December 2014 after a presence in the country since 2001 to help local authorities to defeat the Taliban Islamist movement. Afghanistan, however, continues to be in political and social turmoil as jihadist groups take advantage of the instability in the country.