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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mujahidin - 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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Like his mentor, Nawaz Sharif was an enthusiastic supporter of the Afghan jihad and had close links with Afghan Mujahidin leaders.
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The former mujahidin turned Afghan mediator had more than one meeting with the head of Saudi intelligence.
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The Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI) conducted attacks in Indonesia, "including claiming responsibility for a May 2012 attack at the book launch of Canadian author Irshad Manji," the State Department said.
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IOA handed the body to the family at the Mujahidin Graveyard, in Salaheddin Street in Jerusalem, after police and soldiers closed all roads leading to it.
The three drug dens-concrete houses located on Lanao, Libyan and Mujahidin Streets-were allegedly operated by a man known only by an alias, 'Bin Laden.
The US State Department said in a statement today: "The United States strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attack that took place on Liberty Camp , which led to the killing and wounding of a number of residents of the camp which host a big number of families and elements of Iranian opposition movement of Mujahidin Khalq .
All mujahidin and countrymen should be confident that in this process, I will unwaveringly defend our legal rights and viewpoint everywhere," he said, adding that the purpose of talks was to "bring and end to the occupation" of Afghanistan.