ethnic cleansing

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the mass expulsion and killing of one ethnic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area

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Attacks are an increasingly frequent occurrence in the oil and gas rich province, where the native Muslim Uighur people feel they are being ethnically cleansed by a mass influx of Han Chinese, sponsored by the government to 'colonise' the province.
Since the events in Rwanda, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the past two decades, the international "obligation to protect" civilians being wantonly killed, injured or ethnically cleansed is now widely accepted.
The same Turkey has in the last 36 years ethnically cleansed from their homes 200,000 Greek Cypriots, killed 6,500 of them, deployed 43,000 occupation troops, brought in 160,000 Turks to cement its occupation, destroyed churches, synagogues and cemeteries, while it continued to oppress and kill thousands of Kurds in Turkey.
The sticking point for months in parliament had been oil-rich Kirkuk, a previously Kurdish-dominated city that Saddam Hussein ethnically cleansed and resettled with Arabs.
Do it somewhere where there are still significant numbers of English and British people and they haven't been ethnically cleansed from their own country.
Do it somewhere where there are still significant numbers of English and British people living, and they haven't been ethnically cleansed from their own country.
Seventy per cent are refugees displaced in previous wars when, as Israeli historians have shown, they were ethnically cleansed.
But since that war's end, the Serbs of Kosovo have seen their churches and monasteries smashed and vandalised and have been ethnically cleansed in the scores of thousands from their ancestral province.
A new documentary about one of the most controversial Irish figures of the 20th Century says he tried to form an ethnically cleansed style of police force for a new Ireland when he took on the task of creating the Garda Siochana in 1922.
From 1986 to 1989 Saddam Hussein ethnically cleansed a good portion of the Kurds who refused to change their ethnicity to "Arab" then moved more Arabs, Stalin-style, into the Kurds' former homes.
The village was ethnically cleansed of its Serbs when the Croatian Army mounted Operation Storn in the 1990s.
They have slowly been ethnically cleansed in the city side of Londonderry; the same has taken place in border areas and republicans seek to do the same in other areas.
It's not new for Armenian Christians, over a million of whom were massacred by Muslim Turks; just as it's not new for Bosnian Muslims in being ethnically cleansed by some Chosin among the so-called Christian Serbs, who described themselves as Chosen in defending Christianity against Islam.
The chapter "Ghosts" describes Turks' refusal to acknowledge the Armenian genocide in 1915, when Ottoman troops and irregulars ethnically cleansed eastern Anatolia of Armenians after repulsing a Russian invasion that Armenians had supported.
Yugoslavian citizens lose because Milosevic remains in power after having murdered or ethnically cleansed 1.