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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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In their separate statements, they said that the Hizb-ul- Mujahideen leadership had never been involved in terrorist activities and purely striving for the freedom of Occupied Kashmir from Indian clutches, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.
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The alleged terrorist, identified as Irfan ( 50), who was arrested last week in Uttar Pradesh, had also been an operative for the banned Indian Mujahideen and is wanted in several terrorist cases.
KARACHI -- The elements targeting mosques, schools, Imambargah, children and women are open enemy of Islam, said the prominent Jihadi leader and supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen here on Friday.
The withdrawal of Soviet combatant forces from Afghanistan began on May 15, 1988 and executed on February 15, 1989, with mujahideen rebels overthrowing Mohammad Najibullah's Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in 1992.
Police were able to track Waqas' movements with the help of clues provided by his aide and Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, who was arrested last August.
Alleged Indian Mujahideen terrorist Afzal Usmani escaped from Mumbai sessions court on Friday exposing the police department's poor security arrangement.
NNA - 25/05/2011 Hezbollah MP Hussein Moussawi felicitated Wednesday Hezbollah Mujahideen and all Lebanese of Resistance and Liberation day, terming it a glorious day by all measures and attacked President Barack Obama's take on Arab revolutions.
DIALA / Aswat al-Iraq: Three Iranian refugees from Mujahideen Khalq organization were killed and 13 more were wounded by Iraqi forces inside Camp Ashraf in Diala, a military source said on Friday.
The 39 are members of the Mujahideen e-Khalq, also know as the People's Mujahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI), a guerrilla movement opposed to the Iranian government.
On August 13, 1985, my 40-man Mujahideen force moved from its base at Sewak (20 kilometers southeast of Kabul) to establish an ambush at the Qafus Tangay (some 25 kilometers east of Kabul).
Bethan Jones, 25,from Bangor was in Iraq working for a children's charity when she and four others were kidnapped by forces claiming to be Mujahideen.