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fratricide

(1) The killing of one’s sibling.
(2) A rarely used term for a person who commits fratricide.

fratricide

(frăt′rĭ-sīd″) [L. fratricidium]
Murder of one's brother or sister.
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Why did a group like the Islamic State not absorb the lessons from earlier fratricidal Islamists in Algeria and Iraq, but instead repeated their exact mistakes and ultimately suffered their same fate?
More fearsomely, the sectarian and confessional fault-lines are fast getting mixed up into ethnic and tribal antipathies to make up of the fraternity a fireball of fratricidal holocaust.
He added that some postings were "rhetoric that brings back memories of tragic, fratricidal, factional conflicts in the 1990s that cost the lives of tens of thousands of civilians".
My thoughts go first to Syria, torn apart by a fratricidal struggle that has lasted for three years now and that has already claimed countless victims, forcing millions of people to become refugees and exiles in other countries.
The report further stated that authorities say since 2009 more soldiers and paramilitary troops have died in fratricidal killings and suicides than while fighting militants and rebels.
Egypt is on the path to restoring a rigid autocracy, Libya is in chaos; Yemen is a failed state torn by separatism and militancy; Syria has witnessed the failure to uphold the responsibility to protect; Bahrain has been the subject of global indifference; and Iraq is descending once again into a fratricidal war.
With over 100,000 dead and more than two million refugees and displaced persons, we call for an end to this fratricidal war through measures and actions to ensure a "successful transition to the Syrian people's rights and freedoms," and condemned The 57-member OIC was founded in 1969 and describes itself on its website as the "collective voice of the Muslim world.
Claiming that the Congress has not even gone into an election mode as yet, Rahul attributed the moribund state of Gujarat Congress to its fratricidal wars.
The war against evil means saying no a fratricidal hatred and the lies which feed it, saying no to violence in all its forms, saying no to the proliferation of arms and the illegal trade in arms," he said in his regular Sunday Angelus.
A tribal elder from Paktika, Shahbaz Khan, denounced the current conflict as a fratricidal war that brought a lot of devastation to the country.
He thanked Catholic aid agencies, including the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace for their "prayers, generosity and constant efforts to put an end to this fratricidal war" (Catholic News Service, 22 March 2013).
Yet the fratricidal battle being waged between EU member state delegations on the one hand, and the External Action Service and European Commission on the other, over the form these conclusions take will not change a thing: Switzerland will be battered with criticisms, though some may be veiled.