The U.S.-funded Afghan insurgents were called mujahideen, an Arabic word that means 'strugglers' or 'strivers.' The word has its orgins in Islam, and is related to the word jihad, but in the context of the Afghan war, it may be best understood as referring to 'resistance.'
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