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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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Between June and December 1981 the number of those who had been executed by the regime in Iran is estimated to have been 2,595 persons while the Mujahidin claim that 5,000 members of the organization had been executed and another 25,000 imprisoned.
Ken Connor, who served with the regiment for 23 years between 1963 and 1986, has claimed in a book that Mujahidin fighters had covert training in the north of England and Scotland.
His Watan (Homeland) Party had split, with different factions allying with their former mujahidin Islamic resistance fighter) opponents along ethnic lines; one coalition of government rebels and mujahidin had prevented him from leaving the country.
The dead included former Mujahidin commander Abdul Qadeer, he added.
When the Cold-War reached its finishing point with the disintegration of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the US left the mujahidin as orphan.
Sources said there were alerts that Sikhs and Indian Mujahidin militants could target the rally.
It is worth mentioning that Ashraf camp , which housed 100 members of the People's Mujahidin Organization , was subjected to an armed attack on the first of the current month of September , killing 52 members of the organization .
The accused were said to be the Indian Mujahidin operatives who were allegedly involved in the Sept.
The authors of the memo are believed to be among those Mujahidin (holy warriors) who fought in the past in the South Sudan, but gradually find themselves marginalized from the power held by Bashir and his assistant Nafie Ali Nafie.
An email purportedly from the Indian Mujahidin, a homegrown group with alleged links to armed groups in Pakistan, was sent to the BBC and some local media after the attack.
It later turned its guns on other Mujahidin groups in the civil war of the 1990s.