mujahedin

[moo-jah-he-deen]
plural noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
Muslim guerrilla fighters, especially in Afghanistan and Iran.
Also, mujaheddin, mujahideen.
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mujaheddin, mujahedeen or mujahideen (ˈmuːdʒəhəˈdiːn)
 
pl n
(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
 
[C20: from Arabic mujāhidīn fighters, ultimately from jihad]
 
mujahedeen, mujahedeen or mujahideen
 
pl n
 
[C20: from Arabic mujāhidīn fighters, ultimately from jihad]
 
mujahideen, mujahedeen or mujahideen
 
pl n
 
[C20: from Arabic mujāhidīn fighters, ultimately from jihad]

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The tribal belt became the main supply route for the mujahideen fighting the soviets.
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