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时间:2014-05-10 08:14来源:未知 作者:voa365 点击:

Welcome to the Voice of America's "News Words," where we teach you about words in the news.This is a word you often hear in stories about violence or war

Here ia White House spokesman Jay Carney talking about whether more U.S.troops could stop the violence in Iraq:There was sectarian conflict -- violence --

in Iraq when there were 150,000 U.S.troops on the ground there."Sectarian" means something to do with groups,or sects.Sectarian violence is when different

groups fight each other or against a government.Sects can be based on religious,ethnic,or cultural beliefs.

Now,when you hear the word  "sectarian,"your English will be good enough to know what this News Word means.