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mu·ja·hid

 (mo͞o-jä′hĭd′)
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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Egypt's action came against militant Islamists targets in Libya, with the Mujahidin Shura Council vowing "harsh response".
"Mujahidin had a scrap dump in the past here; the mortar shell possibly belonged to the war era," he believed.
The accused, Khurshid Alam of Guthali Bagh in Ganderbal of J& K, was found to be a member of Pakistan- based Hizb- Ul- Mujahidin and was trafficking drugs in India.
Prosecutors said Alwan worked with the Mujahidin Shura Council, a violent group that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, torture and deaths of two soldiers with the Fort Campbell-based 101st Airborne Division and the death of a third soldier from the same unit while they were patrolling about 60 miles south of Baghdad in June 2006.
The accused were said to be the Indian Mujahidin operatives who were allegedly involved in the Sept.
Meanwhile, fire marshal Mujahidin Gampon of Sultan Kudarat has said the fire started around 7pm, and had razed two other houses nearby.The houses of Solly Balila and Rose Ayos were made of light materials and immediately caught fire.
Nabil Al Arabi delivered a statement in which he called for the need to enhance coordination and consultation among Arab countries so as to help Somalia overcome its humanitarian, security and economic crises, adding that the expulsion of the Shabab Al Mujahidin (Mujahideen Youth Movement) from Mogadishu has improved the security situation there.
Anwar Dangar, commander of a division level unit of mujahidin from Shakkar Darra, Shamali, named by numerous witnesses as leading troops in Afshar that carried out abuses on the first two days of the operation.
Residents in Mindanao were urged to provide information that could lead to the arrest of Zulkifli Abdhir, head of the Kumpulun Mujahidin Malaysia (KMM), and a member of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), the Southeast Asian conduit of Al Qaida, Lieutenant-Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) spokesman, told the Bulletin.
BRITISH and American spies were secretly discussing plans to arm the Afghan mujahidin fighters within weeks of the Soviet invasion.
In 1989, Afghan fighters - armed by the CIA and known as the Mujahidin - drove the Soviets out.
If you had compared the defeated Taliban in December 2001 to the Mujahidin in 1980, you would conclude that history had closed its books on them irrevocably.