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House pressures Obama to label ISIS actions as genocide

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(Worthy News) - The House unanimously passed a resolution Monday that calls on the United States to characterize the Islamic State's atrocities against Christians, Yazidis and other groups as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The bipartisan non-binding resolution passed 393-0 Monday night ahead of a congressionally mandated March 17 deadline for the administration to make a decision on whether to call the terror group's action as genocide.

"The U.S. government should not turn a blind eye on the religious atrocities committed by ISIS," Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., a co-author of the bill, said on the House floor Monday. "The Yazidis and Assyrian Christians face this genocide together … it cannot go unheeded."

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