Fearing genocide, Vatican supports US airstrikes in Iraq

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Vatican supports US airstrikes in Iraq
Rome, Aug 13: Days after reports emerged that Christians were being targeted in Iraq, the Vatican has given its approval to the United States to carry out military air strikes in Iraq.

The move comes after attacks on Christians increased in the past few weeks. Reports suggested that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were attacking Christains, beheading children and women.

The ISIS warned the Christains saying that they had to either pay tax, convert or face death.

Meanwhile the Vatican supported US airstrikes saying that 'military action might be necessary if dialogues fail.' The Vatican fears that the attacks may result in a genocide of Christians and other minority groups.

So far approximately 100,000 Christians have fled their homes in Iraq fearing for their lives.

On the other hand, Pope Francis, who has often taken the peace route to resolve conflicts said that the news in Iraq had left him 'in dismay and disbelief.'

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