ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A former U.S. Solider was arrested and charged with conspiring to use an RPG while fighting a terrorist organization in Iraq, according to a news release by the United States Attorney.
Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, Ariz., "allegedly crossed into Syria in January 2013 and fought with members of the al-Nusrah Front against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. The affidavit alleges that Harroun was trained to use an RPG by members of the terrorist organization and that he fired an RPG and posted online multiple photographs of himself carrying or posing with RPGs and other military weapons. Harroun allegedly participated in attacks led by the al-Nusrah Front and was part of an RPG team, for which he carried anti-personnel and anti-armor rockets," according to the news release.
Harroun served with the U. S. Army from 2000 to 2003. He faces life in prison, if convicted, officials said in the news release.