The work of a few courageous journalists is the only thing that brings some of these atrocities to light.
He witnessed first-hand the atrocities of war as a Naval officer and became a vocal proponent for ending the Vietnam War.
Alternatively, there is an informal proposal to set up a special inquiry into atrocities in Syria.
“We are haunted by the atrocities that we did not stop and the lives we did not save,” Obama said.
Another is rooted in atrocities committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 90s.
The atrocities of which they are guilty are a hundred times worse than I could have believed.
Its vagaries must be experienced and studied by any investigator of the atrocities of war.
Meanwhile the Christian Powers had been greatly alarmed by the loss of Cyprus and the atrocities above described.
It's for them that all these atrocities are invented—most of them bunkum.
The atrocities that these civilians have been and are guilty of are avenged in a savage manner.
1530s, from Middle French atrocité or directly from Latin atrocitatem (nominative atrocitas) "cruelty, fierceness, harshness," noun of quality from atrox "fierce, cruel, frightful," from PIE *atro-ek-, from root *ater- "fire" (see atrium) + *okw- "see" (see eye (n.)); thus "of fiery or threatening appearance." The meaning "an atrocious deed" is from 1793.