A former U.S. Army soldier was arrested on charges of aiding and abetting a terrorist group. 30-year-old veteran went to Syria and joined the ranks of one of the divisions of "Al Qaeda." The FBI is investigating the case.
According to the investigation,Eric HarrunFrom Phoenix, Arizona, has joined the militias front "Al-Nusra" and participated in the preparations for the bombardment of Syrian government forces.
Despite the fact that Washington is also opposed to the regime of Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials believe that militants "Al-Nusra" was represented by "Al-Qaeda" in the war in Iraq.Islamist group that Washington recognizes the international terrorist organization.
According to the Ministry of Justice, Harrunu charged"Conspiring to use lethal force outside of the United States". The maximum penalty for this offense is life imprisonment.
Harrun served in the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2003. In January 2013, he went to Syria and joined "Al-Nusra." In the network appeared even video of Harrun takes part in exercises in shooting a grenade launcher.