U.S. declares ISIS guilty of genocide

March 17, 2016 1:33 PM

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U.S. declares ISIS guilty of genocide

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that the U.S. government had determined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in its territory.

Kerry announced his findings on Thursday, meeting a congressional deadline just a day after the State Department said he would miss it. The delay was sharply criticized by lawmakers and others who have advocated for the determination.

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