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  "In Country"
For their work, they were paid regularly, from 5,000 to 10,000 afghanis for killing a Soviet soldier; from 10,000 to 20,000 for killing a Soviet officer: about 100,000 for destroying a tank or a helicopter or an airplane.
The second kind of Mujahadeen are the ones who took up arms to defend their country from us.
Mujahadeen came into their villages, threatening to destroy everything, and took away the men.
members.tripod.com /eightiesclub/id129.htm   (2867 words)

 World Tribune.com: U.S. in ceasefire pact with Iranian Mujahadeen in Iraq
U.S. officials said the ceasefire with the Mujahadeen Khalq could be the first step in an arrangement to provide safe haven for the leadership of the Iranian opposition, which appears on the State Department list of terrorist groups.
The Mujahadeen was equipped by Saddam with a range of aging Soviet-origin tanks, such as the T-55.
He said Mujahadeen fighters have continued to carry weapons, but were in what he termed a non-combat formation.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/WTARC/2003/ss_iraq_04_24.html   (320 words)

 Muslim-American Activism: Mujahadeen Not Threat to U.S. Troops in Bosnia
The AMC added that the mujahadeen should be seen as partners for peace with the American and NATO troops, instead of instigators of violence.
About 1,000 mujahadeen were estimated to have been in Bosnia when the peace agreement was signed.
Members of local and national Muslim communities gathered outside the mansion of Texas Governor George W. Bush on Jan. 13 to hold a silent vigil to bring to the governor's attention the plight of the Krasniqi family in Dallas.
www.washington-report.org /backissues/0296/9602078.html   (1128 words)

 World Tribune.com: Iraq council to expel Iran's Mujahadeen Khalq
Under the decision, the Mujahadeen would be expelled by the end of 2003.
The Mujahadeen fought U.S. troops in the war that toppled the Saddam regime in March 2003.
Western diplomatic sources said the IGC decision to expel the Mujahadeen was initiated by the United States, which has been negotiating a reconciliation accord with Iran.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/WTARC/2003/me_iran_12_11.html   (476 words)

 Afghan Women
Women were forced to stay at home for their own safety during much of the fighting that took place between warring Mujahadeen factions through the late 1980s and the early 1990s.
Afghan men, women and children were caught in the cross fire of heavy rocket shelling and bombing by Mujahadeen, especially in the capital Kabul.
The United States supported the fundamentalist and patriarchal Mujahadeen warriors for years after the USSR withdrew, up until a short while before the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan in 1996.
www.change-links.org /Afghanwomen.htm   (867 words)

 Weapon Proliferation: MANPAD | Seven Generational Ruminations
It turns out that the leader of the Mujahadeen, chosen from the elite of the Saudi families, was one Osama bin Laden, who has since become infamous for other activities.
The result of this activity by the U.S. to arm and train the Mujahadeen was to demonstrate to those fighters that they can fight, attack, and repulse a world super-power.
Over the next few years the Mujahadeen were successful in routing the Russians, causing their withdrawal from Afghanistan, and shortly afterward the U.S.S.R. collapsed.
www.7gen.com /blog/politics/weapon-proliferation-manpad/43   (665 words)

 The History Guy: The Afghan Civil War (1978-Present)
With the fall of Kabul to the Mujahadeen and the end of the Communist PDPA government, the war entered its third phase, as the rebel groups now began to fall out among themselves over who would rule Afghanistan.
By 1994-1995, the various armies and militias of the former Mujahadeen fought each other throughout the country and ruled their areas of control as if they were warlords.
The continual fighting between the former Mujahadeen armies caused waves of refugees to flood Pakistan's border regions and interfered with Pakistani trade in the region.
www.historyguy.com /afghan_civil_war.html   (2445 words)

 Bin Laden's Balkan connections
Their main area of operation was in the region of Zenica, with most Mujahadeen serving in the 7th Brigade of General Sakib Mahmuljin’s 3rd Corps, nicknamed “the Guerrillas.” Identified by red and green “Rambo” bandannas emblazoned with the crest “our road is Jihad,” this unit earned a reputation for criminal brutality.
According to reports, it was the Mujahadeen who were serving with General Nasir Oric in the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica who committed some of the most barbaric atrocities of the war.
The Mujahadeen had provided the vanguard of the assault force, and were awarded 11 decorations for valour, including the Golden Crescent, Bosnia’s highest honour.
www.espritdecorps.ca /new_page_209.htm   (2086 words)

Due to a history of setbacks at achieving their goal of ruling Iran, as proscribed by prospect theory the MEK is in a domain of loss and as such should be treated with suspicion due to expected irrational behavior.
While the Mujahadeen today remains the most significant source of opposition to the government of Iran, their calls to the Iranian people to boycott the presidential elections that year were ignored; over 29 million people turned out to vote, representing 80% of the electorate.
The Mujahadeen had been placed in the domain of loss, in that their status quo had negatively changed, leaving them in a worsened state after their attempted coup than before it.
www-personal.umich.edu /~rtanter/F03_PS498_Papers/MEK.htm   (8269 words)

 Teen Breaks
My father asked me to be with the mujahadeen, to kill Americans, and I didn't want that - because I saw the Americans were good and they didn't want to harm us.
U.S. forces were getting pounded by the mujahadeen up to ten times each day, and to prove his story, Steve-O hid in an Army humvee and let them to a stockpile of weapons in his own backyard.
He could identify mujahadeen by name and show the soldiers where they lived and what they planned to attack.
www.teenbreaks.com /confidence/toughstories.cfm?start=2   (342 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Mujahadeen who fought the Soviet army was centered in what is now called the Northern Alliance.
Although internationally the Taliban refer to themselves as Mujahadeen, in Afghanistan the Taliban used the term to describe their enemies.
The true Mujahadeen were supported by us against the Soviet occupation army and they have been are first and staunchest allies against the Taliban and al Qaeda.
www.frontpagemag.com /GoPostal/commentdetail.asp?ID=4175&commentID=26943   (557 words)

 Online NewsHour: Afghanistan -- Rebels Without a Cause -- August 29, 1989
The commanders stop their fighting in exchange first for being allowed to run their own affairs and secondly -- and here is the sweetener -- for a share of all the goods, food and petrol that comes down from the Soviet Union by convoy on this highway.
Jalalabad is closest to the Mujahadeen's source of weapons in Pakistan and guerilla leaders promised that it would fall within days and become their provisional capital, but the battle for Jalalabad seems to have been a big miscalculation.
The Mujahadeen say they are fighting for Islam, a holy war against godless communism, but again there are no rigid battle line.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/asia/afghanistan/segment_8-29-89.html   (3359 words)

 IRVAJ English -
The Iranian mujahadeen is a militant guerrilla movement seeking to overthrow the government of Iran and was based first in France and then in Iraq.
The Mujahadeen of the Iranian People is active in Europe under the name of the National Resistance Council, with a declared aim of overthrowing the Islamic republic of Iran.
After the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, Iranian mujahadeen camps were bombed by coalition forces and the weaponry seized.
www.iranvajahan.net /cgi-bin/news.pl?l=en&y=2006&m=01&d=04&a=7   (508 words)

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I think (the Mujahadeen) are doing very well with what they have.
Everywhere I go the civilians and Mujahadeen soldiers are always telling me they are glad the USA has come.
As you know, a U.S. element was nearly overrun four days ago and continued to call close air support and ensured (Mujahadeen) forces did not suffer a defeat.
www.sftt.org /article11202001_02.html   (463 words)

 Combating Terrorism Center: Harmony and Disharmony Report: Al Qa'ida Back to the Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In this document, he details a series of salient points that are meant to transmit the experience of what he terms the first generation mujahadeen (those who fought the global jihad in the time of the Syrian conflict) to the third generation mujahadeen (those who fight currently).
Another leadership problem facing the mujahadeen in Syria was that power and leadership were concentrated in the hands of a few, creating a considerable amount of cronyism that eventually eroded the quality of the leadership throughout the movement.
In the Syria case, when the training of new mujahadeen became more decentralized and was delegated out of necessity, we observed a greater variance in the quality and intensity of the indoctrination of the new recruits.
www.ctc.usma.edu /aq_syria.asp   (6786 words)

 85 Women and Children Taken in Slave Raids
Mujahadeen troops, including members of the Popular Defence Forces and the regular army, raided 12 villages just to the north of their garrison at Aweil town.
A total of 4,038 civilians have been displaced and hundreds of livestock have been looted by the mujahadeen.
The mujahadeen attacked the villages of Mariam, Amothic, Rumtiit, Makuac Deng Ayom, Aweiluic, Wakabil, Ariakriak, Rol-Abounou, Akockou, Machar Lang, Riangbiar and Mayom.
ga0.org /freedom_action/alert-description.html?alert_id=2000234   (835 words)

The U.S. begins supplying mujahadeen groups with surface-to-air missiles, which enables them to shoot down Soviet helicopters.
Mujahadeen soon overthrow the Soviet puppet, but continue to fight among themselves for control of the country.
The Gulf War and the flow of foreign troops into the Middle East fuel bin Laden's anger against the U.S. Saudis arrest bin Laden for criticizing their decision to bring in American troops.
www.cbsnews.com /htdocs/america_under_attack/terror/timeline.html   (613 words)

 The Spokesman-Review.com
At the same time, however, supporters of the Mujahadeen, who include dozens of members of Congress, have portrayed the decision to label the group as terrorists as one that was taken by the Clinton administration largely as a positive gesture to the Iranian government, which regards the Mujahadeen as a serious foe.
At a time when U.S. forces have their hands full in Iraq, the Mujahadeen organization is one of the few groups of armed fighters that has been affiliated with the Saddam Hussein government that is not a threat to U.S. forces, they said.
One motivation for allowing the Mujahadeen to keep some weapons, they said, was to leave in place a balance of power between the group and the Iranian-backed fighters known as the Badr Brigade, some of whom are based in Iraq and who have continued to target the organization even since the fall of Saddam's government.
www.spokesmanreview.com /allstories-news-story.asp?date=042903&ID=s1343003   (982 words)

 Socialist Party Archive - Kashmiri Anti-War Demo Attacked by Mujahadeen Fighters (June 02)
Kotli District organiser of NAP Qasim Mughal was beaten up later on in the demonstration when two pick-up truckloads of Mujahadeen members attacked the demo firing Kalashnikovs in the air.
Later up to fifteen members of Hizb-Ul Mujahadeen attacked a peaceful rally called after the anti-war demonstration and held in the main square in Kotli.
An emergency meeting of NAP and NSF activists condemned the terrorists and thugs belonging to Hizb-Ul Mujahadeen and also the local administration and police apathy in refusing to deal with this matter.
www.socialistparty.net /pub/archive/indpak-kasdemoattack.htm   (696 words)

 The Rise of Islamist Extremism, 1979-1986
President Carter orders that aid be sent to the insurgent groups emerging in Afghanistan, beginning US support for the mujahadeen six months before the Soviet invasion.
At the instigation of Carter’s National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, a US-Pakistani-Saudi network is organized to aid the insurgent mujahadeen, with the Saudis providing a large part of the funds, the US procuring the weapons and providing overall coordination through the CIA, and Pakistani intelligence (the ISI) handling training and indoctrination.
Fearing that the tide is turning against the mujahadeen Washington greatly increases aid to the insurgents.
cnparm.home.texas.net /911/Backg/Backg2.htm   (3966 words)

 The Online NewsHour: Afghanistan and the War on Terror | The Soviet Occupation | PBS
The crackdown led to resistance by Mujahadeen, or Afghan freedom fighters, who were backed by the United States.
By November 1986, amid continuing hostilities between the Mujahadeen and Soviet forces, Barbak was ousted as prime minister by the Soviets for ineffectiveness and replaced by the former chief of the Afghan Secret Police, Mohammad Najibullah.
But Najibullah also was unable to control the Mujahadeen, and when the Geneva Accords, overseen by the United Nations and guaranteed by the United States and the Soviet Union, were signed in April 1988, they effectively ended the war.
www.pbs.org /newshour/indepth_coverage/asia/afghanistan/soviet.html   (1028 words)

Mohammed Yousef Shah -- popularly known as Syed Salahudin -- is the leader of Hizbul Mujahadeen, the largest separatist militant group operating in Kashmir.
Within days, the cease-fire was called off and, since then, the Hizbul Mujahadeen have claimed responsibility for bombings and shootings that have left scores of people dead.
In recent days Hizbul Mujahadeen commanders have called on the Hurriyat Conference leaders to tell the people of Kashmir what they stand for.
www.fas.org /news/india/2000/000816-war-kashmir.htm   (931 words)

 When Osama Bin Ladin Was Tim Osman
The two men headed to the Hilton Hotel in Sherman Oaks, California in the late Spring of 1986 were on their way to meet representatives of the mujahadeen, the Afghan fighters resisting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Meeting Riconosciuto and Gunderson at the hotel were two representatives of the mujahadeen, waiting to discuss their armament needs.
The mujahadeen needed to be willing to test new weapons in the field and to return a research report, complete with photos.
www.rense.com /general71/tim.htm   (1782 words)

 Middle East Newsline - Area News - Updated Daily
The bases were identified as those aligned with the Mujahadeen Khalq.
The Baghdad-based Mujahadeen Khalq has led an insurgency against the Islamic regime in Teheran.
They said this was the sixth such attack on its bases in southern Iraq since the middle of last month.
www.menewsline.com /stories/2001/october/10_22_5.html   (165 words)

 The Beast (1988 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mujahadeen warriors, led by the murdered prisoner's brother Taj, discover the lost tank and see an opportunity to take revenge.
He calls out the word and the mujahadeen are obliged to take him with them.
The mujahadeen and Konstantin catch up with them and fire their last RPG round, but hit only the main gun.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Beast_of_War   (1040 words)

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen claims that a petition she circulated in the House in November 2002 praising the MEK garnered 150 signatures, although she has declined to release the names of those who signed it.
Further evidence of the insignificance of the MEK was seen in 1997.
Thus, after years of having its members killed, arrested, and exiled by the Iranian regime, and fighting diplomatic opposition around the world, the MEK cannot be expected to just end their movement.
www.iran-interlink.org /files/info/EliSegal2003.htm   (8800 words)

 Afghan Newspapers Call For Idema's Release- Latest News in SuperPatriots Case
Voice of the Mujahadeen, an independent newspaper published by the Massoud Hero Foundation, and the Mujahadeen and Martyrs Group has called for the immediate release of Idema and his team and called them national heroes.
Voice of Mujahadeen, with 24 pages including color printing throughout, was seen selling on the streets for 400 Afghani to Afghans even though it was labeled five Afghani for Mujahadeen and $10 for foreigners.
Voice of the Mujahadeen continues to be the largest paper printed since the fall of the Taliban, and the highest circulation of any paper in Afghanistan to date.
www.superpatriots.us /aboutthecase/voiceofafghanistan.htm   (2381 words)

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