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U.s. Army Veteran Joins Jabhat Al Nusra

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U.S. Army veteran joins al Qaeda-linked group after months of fighting with rebel forces in Syria

A U.S. Army veteran says he has joined an offshoot of al Qaeda after spending several months fighting alongside Syrian rebel forces.

Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, has joined al Qaeda-linked group Jabhat al-Nusra in part because of his fascination with the conflict in the Middle East.

His story will undoubtedly infuriate the hundreds of thousands of service men and women who have risked their lives on the battlefields fighting al Qaeda, only to learn that he never actually served overseas for the United States, picking up disability pay for years before going over to fight for the terrorist-backed organization.

'Getting into al-Nusra is not rocket science,' he said. 'It just takes balls and brains.'

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Eric Harroun (right), a 30-year-old U.S. Army veteran from Phoenix, has joined al Qaeda alias Jabhat al-Nusra after months of fighting with Syrian rebels

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Harroun, who is known among Syrian rebels and loyalists as 'The American,' joined the U.S. Army in 2000 and he was dishcharged with full disability pay for an injury in 2003 without ever having seen battle

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Different life: Eric Harroun, pictured here with his sister Sarah and her daughter, lived in Phoenix, Arizona and worked at a mortgage company years before becoming a fighter alongside al Qaeda-linked groups

Harroun, who is known among Syrian rebels and loyalists as 'The American,' joined the U.S. Army in 2000 and he was discharged with full disability pay for an injury in 2003 without ever having seen battle, according to his father.

He was injured while riding in a pickup truck that hit a tree and he now has a steel plate in his head, his father Darryl Harroun told

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Rebel fighting: In his time working for the U.S. army, Harroun never actually served in battle but earned his disability check because he was hit in a car crash on a base

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Harroun revels in his 'hero' status and brags on Facebook and in YouTube vidoes of his bloody exploits in the Middle East

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Harroun right) describes himself as a Sunni Muslim on Facebook and writes about his hatred of Israel and Zionists

'Now he has mood swings and what-not,' he said. 'He was already suffering from depression before that, and the accident just kind of multiplied it,' the elder Mr Harroun said he frequently talks to his son by phone.

He said he doesn't agree with what Eric is doing but can't get him to stop.

'He just loves that part of the world,' his father said. 'We scratch our heads and wonder what the hell he's doing.

'I told him, "You're never going to change those people's minds over there." But he says they treat him like a hero.'

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Domestic life: Before going overseas, Harroun lived in this Phoenix, Arizona apartment building

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Previous life: He worked at Artisan Mortgage Company from 2006 to 2008 finalizing second mortgages 'and alot of other boring paperwork'

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Proud: Now he posts pictures as he holds machine guns and dressed in army fatigues while in Syria

Eric Harroun revels in his 'hero' status and brags on Facebook and in YouTube videos of his bloody exploits in the Middle East.

His Facebook page is littered with photos of himself brandishing handguns, rifles, mortars and other weaponry.

A lit cigarette hangs out of his mouth in the image and in a similar photo featuring a sniper rifle, where he writes, 'Ready to tear Bashar Al-Assads [sic] Army and the Shabehah apart!!'In a photo of himself holding a mortar in one hand and a rifle in the other that he posted on Facebook, he writes, 'Lol Army of Darkness, This is my BOOM STICK. Lol.'

He describes himself as a Sunni Muslim on Facebook and writes about his hatred of Israel and Zionists. Under his 'Favorite Quotations' section of his profile he writes, 'The only good Zionist is a dead Zionist.'

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The Syrian rebel group Amr ibn al-'Aas Brigade told Fox that 'The American' was working with them until last month - about the time he reportedly joined Al-Nusra

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Harroun's father said he fears for his son's safety and has little doubt that he will lose him battles abroad

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Early on: Harroun appears to have been in Cairo's Tehir Square at the time of the Arab Spring in 2011

In a YouTube video uploaded in mid-January, Harroun warns Assad that his days are 'numbered.'

'Bashar Assad, your days are numbered,' he says in the video, where he is surrounded by several rebel fighters. 'You are going down in flames. You should just quit now, while you can, and leave. You are going to die, no matter what. Where you go we will find you and kill you. Do you understand?'

The Syrian rebel group Amr ibn al-’Aas Brigade told Fox that 'The American' was working with them until last month - about the time he reportedly joined al-Nusra.

Harroun's father said he fears for his son's safety and has little doubt that he will lose him battles abroad.

'I know one day I'm going to get a message from over there, telling me my son is dead,' he said.

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His Chechen terrorist partner has already been liquidated, it won't be long, if it hasn't already happened, that this American terrorist scum joins him

Warning: There is 1 swear word in this video link, used by the American dude, so if you don't want to hear then don't watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRDlh9kaF4c

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Salamu Alaikum,

I figured cia/mossad operatives where fighting along side them from the start. He's just another mercenary that will climb up in the ranks if he isn't chopped down first. May filth like him be wiped off the face of the earth !

Yusuf Ali

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His Chechen terrorist partner has already been liquidated, it won't be long, if it hasn't already happened, that this American terrorist scum joins him

Warning: There is 1 swear word in this video link, used by the American dude, so if you don't want to hear then don't watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRDlh9kaF4c

Why is he a terrorist if he is trying to bring down a dictator?

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