mujahedin


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mu•ja•he•din

or mu•ja•hed•din

(muˌdʒɑ hɛˈdin)

n.pl.
(sometimes cap.) Muslim guerrillas, esp. in Afghanistan.
[1980–85; < Arabic mujāhid fighter, literally, one who wages jihad + -īn pl. ending]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mujahedin - 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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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in a statement: "Instead of putting the names of such criminal and terrorist groups as the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) and Al-Ahvaziya on its list of sanctions, the European Union (EU) has given them a free hand to commit inhumane terrorist acts and is even supporting them." Qassemi described the EU sanctions as "illogical and surprising".
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The Soviet Union sent troops into Afghanistan on December 27, 1979, to prevent further gains by the Islamic militias, known as the mujahedin (Islamic fighters).