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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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Muzffarabad -- Supreme Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin has demanded for the deployment of UN peacekeeping troops in India-held Kashmir.
KABUL -- A few days earlier the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate took complete control of Kiranwa Manjan district in Badakhshan province and with it, discussions again heated up in the media about security situation of districts in Afghanistan?
Somali security forces ended on Saturday an attack by militants from the terrorist group Al Shabaab Mujahideen, against a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo, killing at least 26 people.
ISLAMABAD: India's Enforcement Directorate has attached 13 assets in a false case registered against prominent freedom leader and the chief of mujahid organization Hizbul Mujahideen, Syed Salahuddin in occupied Kashmir,
Pakistan's support of the Mujahideen resulted in a large number of Afghans escaping to Pakistan, as the Pak-Afghan border became increasingly porous.
NEW DELHI, Nov 6 (KUNA) -- Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were gunned down following an encounter with Indian security forces in Shopian district of north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, police sources said on Tuesday.
The rally was organised by Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest and mainly indigenous of dozens of Kashmiri mujahideen groups.
We also know that Mujahideen are our well-wishers and police is our enemy.
Jizan, Jumada II 24, 1437, Apr 2, 2016, SPA -- Mujahideen patrols, in Jazan region thwarted here today, an attempts to smuggle amounts of contraband and a number of violators of the Iqama sejourn and employment, of African different nationalities, at mountainous sites at an arid sector, in Bani Malik were arrested.
Agencies have estimated at least 60 Kashmiri youth to have joined terror groups like Hizbul Mujahideen this year and the rise in recruitment of locals had the authorities worried, a senior Union Home Ministry official said.
Schools in the British colonial period and today's nation states have taught The Mujahideen Movement of Barailvi (1786-1831) as an ideologically inspired movement, says Qadir, and most earlier narratives have blamed the inhabitants of the trans-Indus areas, the British North-West Frontier, and today's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan for the failure of the Jihad Movement.