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Islamist brigades including Suqur al-Sham, a 9,000-strong militia, are openly breaking with Western-favored rebel factions.

The media and political factions used them when they were hot—even Hollywood came in and supported them—and where are they now?

From the militia perspective, the Shia factions in Iraq break down as follows.

The tensions between these factions have burned hot and long.

And while abolition of the air force is unlikely, the factions that believe in the primacy of boots on the ground are influential.

Hence arise factions, dissensions, and loss to their religious interests and work; and these intruders seek to rule the others.

They split up into rival factions, each one wanting to set up a government of its own.

The doors of the House of Commons were again besieged by the two great contending factions of the City.

He also had a good deal to do with Ireland, when, as now, the country was torn by contending factions.

His voice had been heard in the Riding Hall where friends were daily being divided and factions made.


On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to factions, such as: clan, minority, junta, bloc, gang, and party.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.