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mujaheddin

/ˈmuːdʒəhəˈdiːn/
plural noun
1.
(sometimes capital) the mujaheddin, (in Afghanistan and Iran) fundamentalist Muslim guerrillas; in Afghanistan in 1992 the mujaheddin overthrew the government but were unable to agree on a constitution due to factional conflict and in 1996 Taliban forces seized power
Word Origin
C20: from Arabic mujāhidīn fighters, ultimately from jihad
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