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mujahedin

[moo-jah-he-deen] /muˌdʒɑ hɛˈdin/
plural noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
Muslim guerrilla fighters, especially in Afghanistan and Iran.
Also, mujaheddin, mujahideen.
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  • The tribal belt became the main supply route for the mujahideen fighting the soviets.
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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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