Violent Conflict

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In the Russian Republic of Chechen armed militants attacked parliament with weapons. Six people were killed and seventeen people were injured. Is there armed conflict in your country?

Look at the vocabulary::

Noun Phrases

armed militants
innocent bystanders
unarmed nonviolent peace protestors

Sentences

The incidence of violent conflict seems to be becoming more frequent.
The incidence of war and violent conflict seems to be remaining pretty stable.
The incidence of violent conflict seems to be becoming less frequent.

Infinitives

to increase – to become more frequent

to decrease – to become less frequent

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