atrocity

noun
ADJECTIVE
appalling (esp. BrE), terrible, worst

one of the worst atrocities of the war

alleged
human rights
terrorist
VERB + ATROCITY
be responsible for, carry out, commit, perpetrate

In the war, both sides committed atrocities.

ATROCITY + VERB
occur, take place
ATROCITY + NOUN
stories
PREPOSITION
atrocity against

atrocities against the civilian population

atrocity by

reports of atrocities by gunmen

PHRASES
accounts of atrocities, allegations of atrocities, reports of atrocities

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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