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American who fought for Al Nusrah Front arrested in US

A former American soldier who admitted to fighting for al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria has been arrested and charged with "conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction outside of the United States." Harroun's arrest and his account of his short time of fighting for the Al Nusrah Front highlights some of the terror group's close links to the Free Syrian Army, the so-called secular fighting force that is being backed by the US. Harroun, a Muslim convert known in Syria as "the American," fought for both the Al Nusrah Front for the People in the Levant, al Qaeda in Iraq's affiliate in Syria, as well as the Free Syrian Army. He appeared in a videotape that was released earlier this month that showed him at the scene of a downed Syrian helicopter. The FBI arrested Harroun two days ago at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC after he cleared customs. He "conducted a vol...

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