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Prosecutor seeks 3 rebel leaders

November 21, 2008|Times Wire Reports

The International Criminal Court prosecutor at The Hague requested arrest warrants for three Darfur rebel commanders, accusing them of storming an African Union camp and killing 12 peacekeepers.

Chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, who also wants to put Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir on trial over the conflict in his nation's Darfur region, said rebel attacks on peacekeepers last year were considered war crimes under the court's statute.

About 1,000 fighters led by the rebel commanders, whose names were not made public, attacked and overwhelmed the camp without warning, African Union officials said.

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