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US decries IS 'genocide' of Christians, Shiites, Yazidis

A mass grave containing the remains of members of the Yazidi community killed by Islamic State jihadists group was discovered near the Iraqi village of Sinuni in 2015The United States on Wednesday denounced the “genocide” carried out by the Islamic State group against Christians, Shiites and Yazidis, as the State Department unveiled its somber annual report on religious freedom around the world. The IS group “continued to pursue a brutal strategy of what Secretary (John) Kerry judged to constitute genocide against Yazidis, Christians, Shiites, and other vulnerable groups in the territory it controlled,” the State Department said.

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