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Islamic Jihad   /ɪzlˈɑmɪk dʒˈihæd/   Listen
Islamic Jihad

noun
1.
A Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon.  Synonyms: Hezbollah, Hizballah, Hizbollah, Hizbullah, Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine, Lebanese Hizballah, Organization of the Oppressed on Earth, Party of God, Revolutionary Justice Organization.
2.
An Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells.  Synonyms: al-Jihad, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Vanguards of Conquest.



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Words linked to "Islamic Jihad" :   Lebanon, Arab Republic of Egypt, terrorist act, foreign terrorist organization, terrorist group, terrorism, Egypt, act of terrorism, Lebanese Republic, United Arab Republic, FTO, terrorist organization



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