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 (fĕ-dä′yē′, -dä′ē′, -dă′-)
n. pl. fe·da·yeen (-yēn′, -ēn′)
A commando or guerrilla, especially an Arab commando operating in the Middle East.

[Arabic fidā'ī, one who sacrifices himself, from fidā', sacrifice, ransom, from fadā, to sacrifice, ransom; see pdy in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.fedayeen - (plural) Arab guerrillas who operate mainly against Israel
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
paramilitary, paramilitary force, paramilitary organisation, paramilitary organization, paramilitary unit - a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)


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This had, according to the Army, the hand of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a militant organization that has "specialized" in Fidayeen (suicide) attacks since its inception in 2000.
Oct 3: Three militants and a BSF man were killed in a Fidayeen attack at Humhama.
A CRPF spokesman told media fidayeen managed to enter Lethpora camp at 0210hrs.
According to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office,"the SOG will contain, counter and neutralize militant threats like fidayeen attack, hostage situations and armed infiltration to save precious lives and properties".
Similar fidayeen camps were discovered in various parts of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Swat Valley and, Malakand Division; drawing around 90% of Pashtun fidayeen and later number of non-Pashtuns also grew in various camps.
It is suspected that a fidayeen attack can be carried by a lone wolf.
His visit did not change anything; infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan has increased and not to forget the Fidayeen attack on Pathankot airbase that seemed to have been commissioned by Pakistan.
Reports said the two fidayeen (suicide attackers) initially hijacked an auto-rickshaw and then drove in a jeep to the police station.
Such fidayeen operations are different from barricade hostage sieges in that their objective is not to hold hostages, but rather to buy enough time to achieve the greatest number of casualties.
All the four militants have been killed," he said, after the end of the encounter this morning which lasted over 24 hours following the fidayeen attack.
The TTP Commander, who was serving jail term for attacking former president General (R) Pervez Musharraf, immediately formed 'Ansar AlAseer' (friends of prisoners), a fidayeen force after his freedom from the hail for fleeing other militants from jails.
He was instructed by his handlers in Pakistan to find targets in Delhi where fidayeen attack could be carried out," S.