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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.]
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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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He said the "mujahdeen channel" he set up contained a total of 26 lessons, sent out over a fiveweek period, all of which, save for one, offered the reader basic hacking and cyber-related tradecraft.
In 2002, Muslim Aid was investigated by the Spanish police over funding Mujahdeen fighters in Bosnia, which lied under the Spanish control for around a decade, the report said, adding that Doha funneled EUR 150,000 to Muslim Aid in 2011.
(51) Groups that fought alongside the Islamic State to take back Mosul, including the Naqashbandi Army, the Jihad and Reform Front, the Mujahdeen Army, Asaib Iraq al-Jihadiyya, and the Army of Ahmed Bin Hanbal, soon disintegrated and were either absorbed, eliminated, or went underground.
"They are members of the Jamaeytul Mujahdeen Bangladesh," Saiduzzaman Khan told the AFP news agency.
"They are members of the Jamaeytul Mujahdeen Bangladesh," Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan ( reportedly said. "They have no connections with the Islamic State [group]." Khan added that the Bangladeshi group had been banned for more than a decade.
People's Defence: Sayehoon does represent Mujahdeen. Their talks on hostages is propaganda.
While these discriminatory practices and policies culminated in the Taliban period, they also prevailed in earlier years under the Mujahdeen regime and were rooted in patriarchal tribal cultures.
The Sinai Mujahdeen Association, who helped the army in the 1973 war, announced its support of the armed forces in its fight against terrorism.