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Sudan will have deposed president Omar al-Bashir appear before the ICC to face war crimes charges

• By Nima Elbagir, Tamara Qiblawi and Mostafa Salem

Bashir, who was ousted in April 2019 after months of nationwide protests, faces five counts of crimes against humanity and two counts of war crimes at the ICC in The Hague. The crimes were allegedly committed during Sudan's military campaign in Darfur between 2003 and 2008.

A member of Sudan's ruling sovereign council said Tuesday that all Sudanese wanted by the ICC would appear before it. A senior government source confirmed to CNN that Bashir was among them.

The move is part of a proposed agreement between the Sudanese government and Darfur's rebel movement, according to the source, who asked not to be named for security reasons. No timeline has been set.

ICC spokesman Fadi El Abdallah told CNN: "We are aware and following the news in relation to Mr. al-Bashir. We have no official confirmation on our side at this moment."