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UK MPs declare Islamic State is committing genocide

British MPs on Wednesday unanimously declared that Islamic State is committing a genocide against the Yazidi and Christian people in Syria and Iraq, during a vote at the House of Commons.

The motion, which was passed by 278 votes to zero, also called on the British government to urge the UN Security Council to place the issue before the International Criminal Court (ICC).

"It is about doing justice and about seeing justice being done," said MP Fiona Bruce, who tabled the motion.