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  • n. Plural form of massacre.

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Examples

  • Many told of turning against the government after a sister, a neighbor or a relative was killed in what they described as massacres.

    In Libya, increasingly divergent views of Gaddafi

  • BLITZER: There is no doubt, though, that the Palestinians are accusing the Israeli military of engaging in what they call massacres of hundreds of Palestinians.

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2002

  • At the same time, in Jenin, on the West Bank, a refugee camp, a Palestinian refugee camp, where Palestinians say the Israeli army has engaged in what they call massacres over these past several days.

    CNN Transcript Apr 12, 2002

  • Denktash had maintained the Turkish Cypriots needed a separate state to preserve peace and avoid a return to what he called massacres of Turkish Cypriots at the hands of the majority Greek Cypriots.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • Turkey invaded the island after a short-lived coup by supporters of union with Greece, Mr. Denktash had been the standard-bearer of the Turkish Cypriot cause - and the obstructionist archvillain to Greek Cypriots - for demanding partition to prevent what he called massacres at the hands of the Greek Cypriot majority.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The next day, 225 instructed Syriatel to block messages containing the word "massacres."

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Most said they left their posts when relatives or neighbors were killed in what they described as massacres of demonstrators in eastern towns and the capital following a popular revolt that started Feb. 15.

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • On Saturday, the leader of a group referring to itself as the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) urged Muslims to attack Chinese people to punish Beijing for what he described as massacres against Uighur Muslims.

    TODAY'S ZAMAN :: News

  • (Reuters) - China's central and regional propaganda offices have concluded that their strategy of ethnic riots in the far western city of Urumqi was a success, the Xinhua Beijing for what he described as massacres against Uighur Chinese interests to punish Bejing for what he described as massacres against Uighur Muslims. letter it says was penned by close relatives of exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer blaming her for last month's deadly riots in her native Xinjiang.

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  • He has also had a hand in massacres and human rights violations in the Nuba Mountains and Abyei.

    John Prendergast: Getting Specific About Accountability in Sudan

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