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Islamic Jihad   /ɪzlˈɑmɪk dʒˈihæd/   Listen
Islamic Jihad

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.
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" :   terrorism, terrorist organization, Lebanese Hizballah, FTO, United Arab Republic, terrorist act, act of terrorism, Lebanon, Arab Republic of Egypt, Lebanese Republic, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, Egypt

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