The Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims in Syria and Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday in an announcement likely to have little impact on the U.S. military effort against the Sunni militant group.
The U.S. House approved a similar finding in a unanimous vote Monday. Religious groups in the U.S. have been pressuring Washington for such a declaration — and a commitment to stop the carnage.
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