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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump puts pressure on GOP Congress Poll: Former Sanders staffer gains steam in race to replace Xavier Becerra Michael Moore: Trump will ‘absolutely’ ban Muslims MORE on Tuesday declared that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is committing genocide against religious minorities in the Middle East.
"I think I was asked this a couple months ago, and I said that term carries with it legal import, it is a very important concept and label for behavior that deserves that name," Clinton said at a campaign event in New Hampshire, Reuters reported.
"I am now sure we have enough evidence, what is happening is genocide deliberately aimed at destroying lives and wiping out the existence of Christians and other religious minorities," she added.
Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers called for Christians to be included in any official designation of genocide made against ISIS.