Definitions

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

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Examples

  • MUJAHEDIN: Different groups of mujahedin - Muslim guerrilla fighters - were supported by among others the United States, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to fight against the USSR in Afghanistan

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  • MUJAHEDIN: Different groups of mujahedin - Muslim guerrilla fighters - were supported by among others the United States, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to fight against the USSR in Afghanistan (1979-89).

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  • He said infiltration was a common tactic of Afghan fighters known as the mujahedin who fought Soviet occupiers in the 1980s.

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  • The rebels, known as mujahedin, drove the Soviet army out, but many of their members went on to form the nucleus of the Taliban and al-Qaida.

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  • He told us that first day that the Soviets couldn't take Tora Bora with 10,000 fighters — what made us think that we could do it with a handful of Delta fighters and his basic ragtag mujahedin?

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  • Legend Potential areas of conflict Roads Railroads Threats to the troopsIn planning the peacekeeping operation, army officials are preparing U.S. troops for Bosnia's many dangers: 1 As many as 1,000 Islamic fundamentalists, called mujahedin, are operating independently in Bosnia and could harm U.S. troops.

    Gearing Up For Peace

  • There are two types: the former guerrilla fighters, known as the mujahedin, who battled the Soviets in the 1980s from the mountain hide-outs, and the Afghans who were sent after their brethren as soldiers in the old Soviet-backed Afghanistan army.

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  • Musa Atayev, described as a mujahedin for the "Emirate of the Caucasus," was shot dead on February 26 -- the third Chechen killed in Istanbul in the last five months.

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  • May 7th, 2008 8: 59pm. .one problem Melanie, the word "mujahedin" has very suspicious root. steve

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  • The mujahedin are a revolutionary vanguard whose lineage stretches back through the European terrorists of the 1970’s to the Bolsheviks and the Jacobins of the French Revolution.

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