US Army Vet Arrested for Joining Al-Qaeda & Downing a Syrian Helicopter with RPG (VIDEO)

body2Eric Harroun, a 30 year old former United States solider, was arrested by federal authorities this week in Virginia for “conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction outside of the U.S.”  Harroun allegedly joined the ranks of Jabhat al-Nusra, an Al-Qaeda affilate fighting with Syrian rebels that is deemed to be a terrorist organization by the United States.  Harroun who had been fighting with the group commonly know as ‘Al-Qaeda in Iraq’ continuously posted photos and videos of his exploits on Facebook as he fought along side the rebels.

Harroun appeared in federal court this week and will face a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.

Below is the video where Harroun personally laid claim to downing a Syrian Army helicopter: