Mujaheddin


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mujaheddin

(ˈmuːdʒəhəˈdiːn) ,

mujahedin

,

mujahedeen

or

mujahideen

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the mujaheddin (sometimes capital) (in Afghanistan and Iran) fundamentalist Muslim guerrillas; in Afghanistan in 1992 the mujaheddin overthrew the government but were unable to agree on a constitution due to factional conflict and in 1996 Taliban forces seized power
[C20: from Arabic mujāhidīn fighters, ultimately from jihad]

Mujaheddin

Afghan Islamic guerrillas 1979–90 fighting the USSR invasion in support of the Marxist government.
Translations

mujaheddin

[ˈmuːdʒəhəˈdiːn] NPLmujaidines mpl

Mujaheddin

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The CIA devised a plan to fund and arm terror Arab groups known as Mujaheddin.
12) "JTIC Special Report: Foreign fighters and foreign policy in the Somali jihad," IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Monitor, Couldson 12:1 (2012), 8; Roland Marchal, "The Rise of a Jihadi Movement in a Country at War: Harakat al-Shabaab al Mujaheddin in Somalia," SciencesPo/CERI, March 2011, p.
22, 2015, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov openly accused Washington of being responsible for creation of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, first by supporting the mujaheddin (holy warriors) in Afghanistan in the 1980s and then invading Iraq in the 2000s.
We should reach out to Turkey to create a safe-zone in northern Syria, get as serious about a CIA-led anti-Assad/anti-ISIS rebel-training program as we were with the mujaheddin in Afghanistan, and reinforce local allies (including Israel) with the military assets to counter the best the Russians can put into the field.
As in the case of earlier arguments, circa 2005, that sought to demonstrate that Iran was developing nuclear weapons as well as delivery systems--based on forged intelligence found on a laptop computer that was introduced into the discussion by the Mujaheddin e Khalq--false information will be seeded into the discussion and fed to obliging congressmen and the media.
It is similar to the recruitment methods in the 1980s and 1990s of the Mujaheddin and Taliban among Afghan youth who are now part of the Taliban fighters.
Chechen fighters, called Mujaheddin, rebels or terrorists depending on the source, claim that the policemen stopped them for an ID control and proceeded to shoot for no apparent reason.
The mujaheddin managed this morning to park a car loaded with explosives near the house of the Iranian ambassador and detonated it at 9:02 am (local time)" (0602 GMT), it said in a statement on its Twitter account.
The characterless miscreants and terrorists have been guised as purported mujaheddin, which apparently look determined to establish Muslim political system in various parts of the world, predominantly in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Sudan and other countries; however, in reality, they have turned out to be the killers of Muslims.
Already in the 1990's Saudi Arabia had found that its funding of the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan was a two-edged sword, when these militants returned home.
When the Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan, the US funded the Mujaheddin, who eventually took over when the Russians left and invited al- Qaeda in.
20) Essentially, as The Economist put it that year, "Najibullah wins by not losing, and the mujaheddin lose by not winning.