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n. pl. mu·ja·hi·deen or mu·ja·hi·din (mo͞o-jä′hĕ-dēn′)
1. One engaged in a jihad, especially as a guerrilla warrior.
2. One of the Muslim guerrilla warriors that resisted the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s with the support of the United States and Pakistan.

[Ultimately (partly via Persian) from Arabic mujāhid, one who fights in a jihad, active participle of jāhada, to fight; see ghd in Semitic roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mujahideen - a military force of Muslim guerilla warriors engaged in a jihad; "some call the mujahidin international warriors but others just call them terrorists"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
Mujahedeen Khalq - Iranian guerillas based in Iraq
mujahid - a Muslim engaged in what he considers to be a jihad
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The police said the killing of these militants was a major setback to Hizb- ul- Mujahideen in the area.
Amjad, 35 of Head-field Road, Dewsbury denies possessing the handwritten notes titled Commander of Mujahideen as a record containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
Paying rich tributes to the mujahideens, Syed Ali Gilani said that it was the worst kind of state terrorism.
He further claimed that the India and antistate elements are involved in bomb blasts in Pakistan, adding that the Mujahideen are not involved in carrying out any terrorist activities in Pakistan.
On the occasion, Supreme Commander Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin demanded of the army leadership and present rulers to raise their voice for the right of selfdetermination for Kashmiri people at international platform.
When we investigated into the matter we found that Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant Riyaz Naikoo from Baidpora along with his two accomplices named Ishfaq Ahmed Dar, Son of Abdul Hamid and Latif Ahmed Dar who is the son of Ghulam Hasan Dar.
Different Indian intelligence agencies including the Intelligence Bureau, the National Investigative Agency, and the Anti-Terrorism Squad are coordinating the investigation into alleged Indian Mujahideen operations in India.
In the statement, the Taliban outfit also noted that the Mujahideen had in the past three times broke out the jail in Kandahar and set free hundreds of Mujahideen enabling them to rejoin the war fronts.
In what could be a lethal cocktail, the country's biggest internal security threat of "Maoists", may have joined hands with home grown terror organisation Indian Mujahideen, leading to an immense concern in intelligence and investigative circles.
In a swift response to the latest crime of the Jews that killed 4 Mujahideen in the land of Sinai through a strike by a pilotless plane, the lions of Maglis Shoura al-Mujahideen .
Summary: The secretary general of Algeria's National Organization of Mujahideen, or veterans of the independence war, on Tuesday asked the new parliament to adopt a law criminalizing French colonialism.
The United States gave Stingers to the Afghan mujahideen starting in 1986 and trained some Afghans in how to fire the weapon at Soviet aircraft, which they did with great success.