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  • n. Alternative spelling of mujahideen.

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  • n. a military force of Muslim guerilla warriors engaged in a jihad

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Examples

  • He also challenges president-elect Obama, saying the U.S. won't be able to sustain its fight against what he calls the mujahedeen much longer.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2009

  • "I know what the word mujahedeen means," Nahhas said.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Veterans of that struggle, known as mujahedeen, occupy the top rungs of power in President Hamid Karzai's administration—and many of these once-respected fighters have come under withering criticism for enriching themselves while on government service.

    This 'Jihadi' Is Armed With a Subversive Sense of Humor

  • While focusing on Pakistan's nuclear program, the Reagan administration's turning a blind eye to it, and General Zia's blood-thirsty military rule while recruiting and funding the Afghani Freedom Fighters (better known as the mujahedeen, a.k.a. Al Qaeda), Deception references the unlawful proliferation of nuclear technology by the United States to Iran under the Shah.

    Kissinger, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Iran's Nuclear Program

  • From those same camps, the Afghan rebels, known as mujahedeen, or holy warriors, kept up a decade long siege on the Soviet-supported garrison town of Khost.

    ANC Today

  • The so-called mujahedeen, led by Osama Bin Laden, now accused of being the chief suspect responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Centre (WTC) and the attack on the Pentagon, it transpires, has been an ally of the United States Intelligence community for well nigh two decades.

    ANC Today

  • As security deteriorated in Kunduz Province, the governor and intelligence chief enlisted the help of former resistance fighters like Ludin, called mujahedeen, who had fought against Soviet invaders and the Taliban in the past.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • They are no longer referred to as the mujahedeen and "freedom fighters."

    naplesnews.com Stories

  • The Afghan tribesmen, known as the mujahedeen, referred to by the United States as "freedom fighters," engaged the Soviet army in a bloody conflict in order to free their country.

    naplesnews.com Stories

  • In the 1980s, the Americans used the city as rear base for the so-called "mujahedeen" backed by Washington to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan.

    Pakistan's paramilitary forces launch operation in FATA

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