Islamic State ‘has committed genocide’

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The US says the Islamic State (IS) group has committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims.

US Secretary of State John Kerry declared IS, which he called Daesh, as “genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions”.

Mr Kerry also said the group was responsible for crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

He said the US had come to the conclusions based on information gathered by a range of sources.

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