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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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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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"One was the FSA alliance, led by U.S.-equipped groups such as Hazm and the Syria Rebel Front and the Mujahedeen Army. The other, which took shape over the last month or so, was an informal alliance between the Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham."
"The Syrian opposition is exhausted,'' said Adam al-Ataribi, a spokesman for the Mujahedeen Army, a small group fighting alongside other rebels against the extremists.
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The Mujahedeen Army said the rockets were fired into the heavily fortified area as a "reception" for Biden, urging him to deliver a message to US President Barack Obama to withdraw from the country, SITE Intelligence Group reported, citing a statement posted on websites used by jihadists.
According to the paper, Abu Azzam's 2,300 tribesmen include members of fierce Sunni groups like the 1920s Revolutionary Brigade and the Mujahedeen Army which have fought the US occupation.
The Mujahedeen Army, in a video posted on a website, vowed to attack the Vatican.