ICC opens investigation into crimes committed in Mali

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Malian refugees in a refugee camp in western Niger.

The International Criminal Court formally opened an investigation on Thursday into alleged crimes committed in Mali since January of 2012.

The investigation has been prompted by a report compiled by the UN human rights office.

Over 412,000 people have been forced to flee the northern part of Mali, while an estimated five million have been affected by clashes between armed groups in the region, according to the United Nations.

Gerry Adams reports.

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