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a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other

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Soviet rule played a crucial role in facilitating modern adherence to the Kanun, particularly the practice of blood feuds. Following the fall of communism, the Kanun provided a sense of tradition and structure that was, by then, missing, while simultaneously acting as a symbolic return to an indigenous belief system suppressed under the Soviet regime, which believed (incorrectly) that it had been eradicated.
"We're looking at politics, drugs, blood feud. But these possible motives are all linked," Southern Police District director Chief Supt.
Such vendettas and blood feuds occur in many societies, sometimes lasting for decades.
Rather like Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic Dune (made into an equally spectacular but unwieldy film) the source material brims with strangely named characters involved in rival clans, blood feuds and double-dealing, which is all oh-so hard to follow.
A time of jinn, poets, prophets, blood feuds, deserts.
Analysts say that South Sudan, which became independent on July 9, risks becoming a failed state if it cannot control insurgencies and blood feuds that divide its tribes.
For an example of how the blood feuds of the past can poison the present, one need look no further than the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
From the ashes of war, through blood feuds and divided loyalties, a young squire will rise to defy England's king.
Some of the attacks have been attributed to acts of revenge by former fellow insurgents, while others have been blamed on long-running blood feuds between families.
The second issue that may be a hurdle to bringing peace to war-torn Sa'ada, is the tribal blood feuds between tribesmen who are divided between the government and the Al Houthi rebels.
Blood feuds are frequent in Turkey's Kurdish-populated regions, where feudal traditions are strong.
Blood feuds occasionally happen among families in the region, where tribal ties and rivalries can eclipse the power of the state.
Blood feuds occasionally happen among families in the region where tribal loyalties are strong.