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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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Afghan Mujahiddin, 'today's Taliban' fought for decades to liberate their soil from the foreign invaders, they must recall the role of the regional powers those were supporting and opposing them.
3 (2010): 301-19,; Roland Marchal, The rise of a Jihadi movement in a country at war: Harakat al Shabaab al Mujahiddin in Somalia, CERI research paper (Paris: Sciences Po, 2011); Hansen, Al-Shabaab in Somalia; Fredrick Nzes, "Al Hijra: Al-Shabab's Affiliate in Kenya," CTC Sentinel 7, no.
Indian-controlled Kashmir has been on the boil since the killing of 22-year-old Burhan Wani, terror outfit Hizbul Mujahiddin's poster boy for new militancy, by Indian security forces in July.
The Mujahiddin, affiliated to extremist reading of Sharia banned the clothes what were implemented harsher by ousted Taliban.
Now when some of former mujahidin like Burhanuddin Rabbani, Abdurrab Rasool, a fraction of Gulbaddin Hikmatyar and Sibghatullah Mujajadi are also part of the government, what will be the nature of relationship between these mujahiddin and Taliban in future?
They were released on the occasion of 22nd anniversary of Mujahiddin Victory day on Tuesday.
You killed many innocent Kashmiris in the name of MUJAHIDDIN. Your army imprisoned & killed many men and children who protest against brutality & stood up for the freedom of Kashmir," the hacker wrote on the defacement page at the time.
President Zia-ul-Haq declared Pakistan a front line state and adopted a strategy of indirectly confronting the Soviets by supporting the Mujahiddin.60
The various mujahiddin groups who had fought the Russians went to war with one another for control of the country, and that civil war has continued ever since.
Mehrajuddin has worked for almost all militant organisations including Islamic Front, Muslim Mujahiddin, Hizbul Mujahiddin and others.
Roy avers that support of the Mujahiddin by the Saudis was an attempt to redefine fundamentalism more along the lines of the Wahhabi pattern instead of the heretofore dominant Iranian model (2004: 291).
(9) In 1992, the Afghan resistance forces, referred to as Mujahiddin, entered Kabul and since then most schools have remained closed in Qandahar, Kabul, and the eastern parts of the country, primarily because of factional fighting among the Mujahiddin.