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On the side of the Syrian militants are fighting former US Army soldiers

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On the side of the Syrian militants are fighting former US Army soldiers

A former soldier of the United States Army arrested on charges of complicity with a terrorist group. The 30-year-old veteran went to Syria and joined the ranks of one of the al-Qaida units. The case is investigated by the FBI.


According to the investigation, Eric Harrun from Phoenix, Arizona, joined the Al-Nusra Front militant group and participated in the preparations for the shelling of Syrian government forces.

Despite the fact that Washington is also opposed to the regime of Bashar Assad, the US authorities believe that the Al-Nusra militants represented Al-Qaida during the war in Iraq. Washington recognizes this Islamist group as an international terrorist organization.

According to the Ministry of Justice, Harrun was charged with “conspiring to use a deadly weapon outside the United States. " The maximum penalty for such a crime is life imprisonment.

Harrun served in the US Army from 2000 to 2003 a year. In January, 2013, he left for Syria and joined Al Nusra. The network even appeared a video in which Harrun takes part in exercises on shooting a grenade launcher. According to experts, the American citizens were drawn to fight in Syria after the British, whose participation in the hostilities became known early this year.
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  1. Nevsky
    Nevsky 29 March 2013 14: 33
    15
    Is it because of the budget sequester and cuts in veteran programs, or international liberal debt !? laughing
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 29 March 2013 14: 46
      10
      Positional battles in Daraya


      SSA fighter caught a bullet
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 29 March 2013 15: 06
      14
      Hamid Abu Said, field terrorist commander killed by a splinter in his head


      The death of the calculation of LNG fighters


      FSA soldier unsuccessful shot from a grenade launcher
      1. Arkan
        Arkan 29 March 2013 15: 18
        0
        [media = http: // http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v = NH-IjRqMU3g]
      2. Arkan
        Arkan 29 March 2013 15: 21
        17
        I'll post it again (he amuses me, the funniest thing is if this "mortarman" guessed which side to shove the mine, then he would be left without a head good ).
        1. Arkan
          Arkan 29 March 2013 15: 24
          0
          [media = http: ///www.youtube.com/watch? v = NH-IjRqMU3g]
        2. dany
          dany 29 March 2013 15: 36
          19 th
          In fact, there is nothing cheerful here, no matter what this person is.
          1. Hudo
            Hudo 29 March 2013 16: 59
            12
            Where did you see the MAN on the video ????
          2. dany
            dany 29 March 2013 17: 13
            -5
            Judging by the reaction to my koment, I can assume that the morality of our fellow citizens is not at the highest level. In this regard, before my eyes pops up photos of satisfied American soldiers defecating on the bodies of dead enemies.
            1. Hudo
              Hudo 29 March 2013 17: 21
              11
              Quote: dany
              Judging by the reaction to my koment, I can assume that the morality of our fellow citizens is not at the highest level. In this regard, before my eyes pops up photos of satisfied American soldiers defecating on the bodies of dead enemies.


              You are a little lost! Remember the film “And the Dawns Here Are Quiet”, shot on the story of the same name by Boris Vasiliev, and compare the then Nazis and these newcomer killers, rapists and robbers. How can the words of foreman Vaskov be right here ... “They are not people, not people, not even animals - fascists!
              1. dany
                dany 29 March 2013 17: 37
                -2
                Are you having fun watching death? I sympathize with you.
                1. Hudo
                  Hudo 29 March 2013 17: 44
                  +4
                  Quote: dany
                  Are you having fun watching death? I sympathize with you.


                  You draw wrong conclusions again. There is no joy whatsoever, but there is simply a statement of a fait accompli — having gone after someone else’s hair — he himself was shorn back. And a sense of accomplished justice is also present.
                  1. dany
                    dany 29 March 2013 18: 18
                    -2
                    I completely agree with your feeling of accomplished justice, and if this does not amuse you, then you are normal, unlike the author of the uploaded video, which is fun.
                    1. Arkan
                      Arkan 29 March 2013 18: 29
                      +6
                      Quote: dany
                      I completely agree with your feeling of accomplished justice, and if this does not amuse you, then you are normal, unlike the author of the uploaded video, which is fun.

                      Dear, you are on a military information resource - here many have a peculiar sense of humor. smile
                      1. dany
                        dany 29 March 2013 18: 34
                        -1
                        Here you are probably right, I apologize if I offended anyone.
                      2. Arkan
                        Arkan 29 March 2013 18: 57
                        +1
                        Quote: dany
                        Here you are probably right, I apologize if I offended someone

                        Yes, everything is fine! drinks
                      3. Ascetic
                        Ascetic 29 March 2013 22: 52
                        +5
                        Quote: dany
                        Сhere you are probably right


                        Here you are not here .. When a soldier is scolded, you must become quiet and blush. laughing
                  2. Hudo
                    Hudo 29 March 2013 18: 30
                    +5
                    Quote: dany
                    I completely agree with your sense of accomplished justice, and if this does not amuse you, then you are normal, unlike the author of the uploaded video, which is fun


                    But I don’t see any reason to sprinkle ash on my head as a sign of mourning, the more militants get wet in Syria, the more relief will come to the Syrian people.
                    1. dany
                      dany 29 March 2013 18: 50
                      -1
                      And here the mourning is not necessary from extreme to extreme ..
              2. sscha
                sscha 29 March 2013 21: 48
                +6
                Was it fun for him to let a mine (82 mm) go nowhere? Or maybe a 7-year-old child will come under fire and be left without a leg! How can he then live, and what is he to blame? The fact that this x_ru does not care where to shoot, and he "blew" a little or badly "shot"?
          3. 11Goor11
            11Goor11 29 March 2013 19: 00
            +5
            dany
            Judging by the reaction to my koment, I can assume that the morality of our fellow citizens is not at the highest level

            Recently, such grenade launchers fired at a university in Damascus, 16 people died - the guys went to study, but such geeks who blew up in the video, "went to work" - work off the bucks, so what we see in this video is really the highest justice - they wanted to kill unsuspecting people, but they killed themselves ..
        3. Arkan
          Arkan 29 March 2013 17: 26
          +1
          Quote: dany
          In fact, there is nothing cheerful here, no matter what this person is.

          You can truly consider that person to be the person whose beliefs do not change in any situation. Tell me, if this type of whom you called a person cut off his head to one of your relatives just because he is not a Wahhabi, would you be just as humane towards him?
          1. dany
            dany 29 March 2013 17: 34
            -1
            I would have killed him, and you would have done in such a situation. This is not about that. How can one have fun seeing death?
            1. Arkan
              Arkan 29 March 2013 18: 03
              +3
              Quote: dany
              How can one have fun seeing death?

              And what surprises you in this? Victory in a war or in battle always brings joy to the winners (if you do not believe it, look at the chronicle of the Second World War), and this is essentially a murder. And in this video, the same victory (albeit small and random) . Perhaps before you condemn me, you should fight somewhere, I’m sure - then we would laugh together from this moron.
              1. dany
                dany 29 March 2013 18: 32
                0
                I didn’t fight. And thank God. I hope I don’t have to, I don’t want to have fun seeing death.
                1. Arkan
                  Arkan 29 March 2013 18: 56
                  +2
                  Quote: dany
                  I didn’t fight. And thank God. I hope I don’t have to, I don’t want to have fun seeing death.

                  And I hope that you won’t have to fight. Peace and quiet for you!
            2. sergey700
              sergey700 29 March 2013 23: 18
              0
              an enemy who wanted someone's death, if not for his own death no matter how much grief he brought to someone's family (something like that) .. and ideally print Wasserman, he explains this situation in an accessible way .. (psycho-war.)
        4. Geisenberg
          Geisenberg 29 March 2013 18: 37
          +1
          Actually there is. If there was a man, he would not have climbed.
      3. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg 29 March 2013 18: 37
        0
        That is, without options, poikoyneg became one according to the will of Allah, amen!
      4. sscha
        sscha 29 March 2013 21: 42
        +2
        I want to hiccups ....
    3. Bashkaus
      Bashkaus 29 March 2013 17: 14
      0
      Can anyone tell the main reasons for the shell rupture?
      Well, in the video below it is clear, the pretzel put the shell upside down, but what's wrong with that? or the usual "misfire", then how often does this happen in principle?
      1. Arkan
        Arkan 29 March 2013 17: 28
        +1
        Quote: Bashkaus
        Can anyone tell the main reasons for the shell rupture?

        Are you talking about a grenade launcher?
        1. Hudo
          Hudo 29 March 2013 17: 40
          0
          Quote: Arkan
          Are you talking about a grenade launcher?


          Everything is simple here. When fired, a grenade met an obstacle on the way, not completely flying out of the barrel. And, of course, he threw the slack in the opposite direction, and the injury was most likely caused by the protruding parts of the RPG (handles, scope).
      2. Hudo
        Hudo 29 March 2013 17: 30
        +1
        Quote: Bashkaus
        Can anyone tell the main reasons for the shell rupture?
        Well, in the video below it is clear, the pretzel put the shell upside down, but what's wrong with that? or the usual "misfire", then how often does this happen in principle?


        HAZARDOUS APPEALS ARE CONSIDERED
        Ammunition in the final equipment dropped from a height of more than 1 m (for shots with fuses RGM-2 and RGM-2M - from a height of more than 0,85 m);
        with traces of strikes and completeness on shells, mines, grenades, cartridges, imitation tools;
        fuses with damaged or dented membranes;
        finally equipped shots, shells, mines, missiles, grenades, exposed to fire, explosion, as well as having been in aircraft, auto and railway disasters.

        I believe that this is precisely the reason for what happened on the last video.
        1. Arkan
          Arkan 29 March 2013 17: 47
          +1
          Quote: Hudo
          I believe that this is precisely the reason for what happened on the last video

          The video shows that the mine was not correctly inserted into the pipe, but the ammunition is clearly not Soviet, our fuses are inertial and without a preliminary impulse (or accidental fall, you are right) they simply will not work. And as for the grenade launcher, it seems to me that the pipe was a foreign object (when he was cleaning the pipe it seemed to me that something was bothering him) or it’s just a textbook (we had one with a brewed pipe in our school), but I can be mistaken here. In addition, the special services could supply ammunition with surprises (a common practice is tol instead of gunpowder in cartridges, disposable grenade launchers that explode when fired ....)
          1. Hudo
            Hudo 29 March 2013 18: 06
            0
            Quote: Arkan
            The video shows that the mine was put into the pipe but it wasn’t put correctly, and the ammunition is clearly not Soviet


            Perhaps you `re right.
            In the video with the grenade launcher, I personally saw that the grenade launcher, hiding behind cover, did not take into account the fact that the axis of the RPG pipe is much lower than the aiming line ... well, and the result I described above. I witnessed such a case, the soldier grenade launcher during the shot neglected the fact that behind him is an obstacle preventing the free exit of gases. The soldier threw six meters forward, and from above soundly shot a pipe on his back. Thank God there were no serious consequences.
            1. Arkan
              Arkan 29 March 2013 18: 16
              +1
              Quote: Hudo
              Personally, I saw that the grenade launcher, hiding behind cover, did not take into account the fact that the axis of the RPG pipe is much lower than the aiming line ...

              Perhaps, I don't see any obstacles from this angle, but such a situation is quite possible - I came across a video where a militant rested a cut of an SPG-9 barrel against a masonry behind which he was hiding ... With his "shot" he opened the position, and the militants who tried to help him hit by a machine gun burst ... good
              1. Hudo
                Hudo 29 March 2013 18: 25
                +1
                Quote: Arkan
                Perhaps I don’t see obstacles from this angle, but such a situation is quite possible - I came across a video where a militant rested a cut of an SPG-9 barrel against a masonry behind which he was hiding ... With his "shot" he opened the position, and the militants who tried to help him hit by a machine gun fire ... good



                I really don’t like the fact that the instructors of these dolby will begin to better teach their wards on very illustrative examples
                1. Arkan
                  Arkan 29 March 2013 18: 43
                  +1
                  Quote: Hudo
                  I really don’t like the fact that the instructors of these dolby will begin to better teach their wards on very illustrative examples

                  This is the local "meat" that the militants "recruit" in the occupied areas, they are not really trained (to divert the troops on themselves, while the positions, communications, points of ammunition, etc. are being equipped - this is their task). trained outside Syria and usually have combat experience.
    4. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 29 March 2013 18: 35
      0
      ... very tough bro.
  • dany
    dany 29 March 2013 14: 42
    +2
    He decided to earn American money not much fool in another way.
    1. bask
      bask 29 March 2013 15: 11
      +2
      and former US Army soldiers fight on the side of Syrian fighters

      On the side of the Syrian army, SPECIALS .. from the Russian army should fight.
      And units from Chechnya ... 10-15 thousand in full will be enough.
      1. valokordin
        valokordin 29 March 2013 17: 00
        0
        Quote: bask
        and the side of the Syrian army must fight SPECIALS .. from the Russian army.
        And units from Chechnya ... 10-15 thousand in full will be enough.

        I think if you offer Kadyrov to send 5 to Syria to start volunteers and pay them well, I think they would gouge these separatists.
  • VadimSt
    VadimSt 29 March 2013 14: 44
    +5
    Quote: Nevsky
    Is it because of the budget sequester and cuts in veteran programs, or international liberal debt !?

    This is due to excessive brainwashing and disorientation in time and space! Probably, some carriers of Western ideology are no longer understanding where, with whom, for what and against whom. Let Mayakovsky read - What is good and what is bad?
  • bord731
    bord731 29 March 2013 14: 47
    +2
    Quote: Nevsky
    According to the Department of Justice, Harrun is charged with "conspiracy to use deadly weapons outside the United States." The maximum penalty for such a crime is life imprisonment.

    He "poor thing" did not know what to go through, first, training in Jordan ... You look and would not be judged ... lol
  • botur
    botur 29 March 2013 14: 48
    +4
    The Americans went to work in Syria, I would like to wish them to earn more lead.
    1. SPBOBL
      SPBOBL 29 March 2013 14: 59
      +5
      Don’t say ... the whole US ruling elite deserves lead awards ... and you can start with yao in Japan, Vietnam, Syria, Libya
      1. Fregate
        Fregate 29 March 2013 15: 16
        +1
        They also need to be provided with housing ... with zinc apartments of a very small area.
        1. botur
          botur 29 March 2013 15: 20
          0
          So they are already packed in plastic.
  • ovgorskiy
    ovgorskiy 29 March 2013 14: 57
    +1
    But it is interesting, if you hint to Ramzan Kadyrov, so to speak privately, to recruit two or three thousand thugs to fight for a "small" fee somewhere in one of the foreign countries, for example in Syria on the side of Assad, would it be a violation of international rules ??? ? And how would this all affect the balance of power in this unnamed country?
  • Krapovy32
    Krapovy32 29 March 2013 15: 16
    +1
    Well, they decided to cut defense spending. I wonder what these soldiers will do after they are thrown out of service?
  • zambo
    zambo 29 March 2013 15: 31
    +5
    Syrian army fights terrorists in many provinces
    March 28, 2013

    Damascus

    In the province of Damascus, in the areas of Tel-Kurdi, Al-Uteiba, Adra and Jobar, during special operations, army units defeated the bases and shelters of terrorists along with their weapons and ammunition. Among the killed fighters are the leaders of the Omar At-Tohi, Yasser Al-Boydani factions, as well as the terrorists Samir Mueika, Abderrakhman Kilani, Musa Kilani, Ahmad Abu Shahin, Asaad Radi, Muhammad Al-Hakta and Ahmad Barbour.

    In the village of Zhdeidet Artuz, terrorists fired at a passenger minibus. Killed 2 citizens (including a child), 1 person was injured.

    Deir ez-zor

    In the city of Deir ez-Zor on the Ad-Darrah bridge, an army unit entered into battle with a terrorist group. As a result, 9 terrorists were destroyed, other bandits were injured.

    In the Al-Jbail quarter, the military liquidated most members of the terrorist group.

    On the As Siyas bridge, army units fired at a convoy of motor vehicles with terrorists. As a result, 7 cars were destroyed along with the militants.

    In the Hsarat quarter, soldiers killed and wounded most members of the terrorist group. Among the liquidated bandits are Ahmad Saer An-Naif and Ali Isa Ad-Jaraa.

    In the province of Deir ez-Zor in the city of Meyadin, when terrorists planted an explosive device at the entrance to the Al-Nur hospital, it detonated, killing several intruders.

    In the village of Al-Massrab, several militants were killed during a clash between two terrorist groups due to the distribution of stolen fuel.

    aleppo

    In Aleppo province, in the Anadan, Khandarat, Mazraat Al-Lababidi, Khan-Tuman, Khan Al-Asal and Shkeif areas, army units harassed terrorist groups, destroying and injuring many of their members.

    In the city of Aleppo, in the areas of Al-Kallas, Al-Sukkari, Bustan Al-Bash, Sheikh Said, Khan Al-Asil, during special operations, army units destroyed and wounded a large number of terrorists.

    Idleb

    In the province of Idleb in the village of Khish, during special operations, army units destroyed the shelters of the leaders of terrorist groups belonging to the Jabhat al-Nusra organization. As a result, several vehicles were destroyed, one of which was equipped with a heavy machine gun.

    An army source told the correspondent of SANA that during the operation the leaders of the gangs were destroyed and wounded.

    In the settlements of Maaret Misrin, Sermin, Binnish, Taum, Taftanaz, Al Neyrab, Harbnush, Al-Husseiniya, Zhdeida and Serakib, army units pursued terrorist groups. The militants were dealt a crushing blow.

    Homs

    In the province of Homs in the towns and villages of Rastan Al-Fukani, Dabaa, Kadesh, Al-Daar Al-Kabira, military personnel pursued terrorist groups, destroying and injuring many of their members.

    In the village of Kadesh, 4 cars with heavy machine guns were destroyed along with terrorists.

    In the village of Al-Hosn, an army unit smashed a warehouse of weapons and ammunition. A responsible source said that many terrorists were destroyed and wounded along with the warehouse.

    Hama

    In the province of Hama in the village of Kafr Nabuda, servicemen destroyed an explosive device workshop, a missile launcher belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra, and 3 shelters for the leaders of terrorist groups. Sappers cleared 43 explosive devices planted by terrorists on the streets of the village.

    In the settlements of Al-Ksabiya, Tel Huash and Al-Jabriya, army units destroyed several terrorist hideouts, killing many militants from Jabhat al-Nusra.
  • svp67
    svp67 29 March 2013 15: 33
    +1
    And how many more such "internationalists" are there? Not surprisingly, so far it has not been possible to destroy them ...
    1. valokordin
      valokordin 29 March 2013 17: 02
      0
      Quote: svp67
      And how many more such "internationalists" are there? Not surprisingly, so far it has not been possible to destroy them ...

      I would also suggest that Ramzan Kadyrov kick the ears of the Syrian opposition for good money and they would do it with great pleasure
  • pinecone
    pinecone 29 March 2013 17: 16
    0
    Quote: botur
    Americans went to work in Syria


    Not all. In such conflicts, motives are different. Among Americans, as well as among citizens of other states who have arrived in Syria to speak up against the legitimate authorities in arms, there are people professing the most extreme Islam and ready to sacrifice themselves for religious beliefs. There are also simply javelins who go for regular doses, and there are also servicemen sent there on a special business trip.
  • Krapovy32
    Krapovy32 29 March 2013 17: 57
    +1
    Well, who set such a smart minus to me?
    1. Arkan
      Arkan 29 March 2013 18: 22
      +2
      Quote: Speckled32
      Well, who set such a smart minus to me?

      Who is recognized? laughing But the status quo has already been established.
      1. Krapovy32
        Krapovy32 29 March 2013 18: 42
        +2
        The world is not without good people hi
  • horoh
    horoh 29 March 2013 18: 25
    +2
    The fact that the former soldiers of the army of mattresses are fighting on the side of the goblin hobbits is not surprising. But the moron loading the mortar is cool
    1. Arkan
      Arkan 29 March 2013 18: 49
      +7
      Quote: horoh
      The fact that former soldiers of the army of mattresses are fighting on the side of the goblin hobbits is not surprising

      I wouldn’t enlist in this army for any money, it’s dangerous just to be in this herd, not to fight. laughing
      1. horoh
        horoh 29 March 2013 19: 04
        +2
        Arkan, I absolutely agree with you.
  • horoh
    horoh 29 March 2013 19: 11
    +2
    Yes, judging by the video in the comments, these are not Wahhabis, but SCAMS laughing
  • Arkan
    Arkan 29 March 2013 19: 18
    +6
    Like an assault - judging by the lack of additional ammunition, they planned to take the fortified height in about ten minutes. (By the way - they piled off the slope on time. It's a pity.)
    1. elmi
      elmi 30 March 2013 00: 40
      +4
      I liked the selection. And do not share the link where you can see more? there is a lot of garbage in nete, good, interesting videos are few.
      1. Arkan
        Arkan 30 March 2013 00: 54
        +1
        Yes please. smile http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-MmwMCUqGUP1bzp7Mkxzkw?sub_confirmation=1
        1. elmi
          elmi 30 March 2013 01: 20
          +4
          Thank you. hi
  • loki565
    loki565 29 March 2013 20: 31
    +4
    That's what happens when a tank falls into the wrong hands ....

  • loki565
    loki565 29 March 2013 20: 39
    +4
    Kirdyk tachanka and her crew

    1. elmi
      elmi 30 March 2013 01: 03
      +4
      Share a link to such videos, I want to see more
  • Khamsin
    Khamsin 29 March 2013 22: 15
    +5
    The video perfectly shows that the intelligence fighters are not mutilated! In addition to Allah, Akbar cannot say anything. They counted on this, those who started this war. People with a weak mind easily believe that they are fighting for Allah. Although Allah never called for war!
    1. tomket
      tomket 30 March 2013 00: 45
      +1
      when they caught one mercenary and asked why he was fighting here, he said that he was fighting with the Jews in Israel, they asked, but how can you not see that everything is written in Arabic, he said that he can’t read) this is the war of alah) by the way, there are a lot of graffiti on Russia, and their uninhabited Chechens leave
    2. sibircat
      sibircat April 12 2013 12: 35
      0
      Quote: Hamsin
      The video perfectly shows that the intelligence fighters are not mutilated!


      Their puppeteers do not believe in God.
  • elmi
    elmi 29 March 2013 23: 58
    +6
    Yes, it’s not about playing war games, many do not believe that death can come to him in a war, but these videos show well and even sober up lost souls.
  • 120352
    120352 30 March 2013 01: 28
    +2
    It seems to me that these "former soldiers of the American army" are only officially former, but in fact continue to receive a salary at their main place of work. Their owners really want to take possession of Syrian oil!
    1. Arkan
      Arkan 30 March 2013 01: 38
      0
      Quote: 120352
      It seems to me that these "former soldiers of the American army" are only officially former, but in fact continue to receive a salary at their main place of work. Their owners really want to take possession of Syrian oil!

      Very likely! After the sensational story of the burning of the Koran in the United States, you need to be not just an American, but the most stupid American to easily go and enlist in one of the divisions of al-Qaeda.
  • darksoul
    darksoul 30 March 2013 21: 51
    0
    But these ghouls do not miss





    1. Arkan
      Arkan 30 March 2013 23: 46
      0
      Quote: darksoul
      But these ghouls do not miss

      Yes, you can't argue with that. The first video is old, filmed a year and a half ago when the Syrian army did not destroy the militants, but tried to arrest and prosecute. The second video is relatively fresh - "Vampire" is "Vampire" The British recognized the penetration of the frontal armor of a tank with this weapon " Challenger 2 "in Iraq - and this is one of the most protected NATO tanks (a comultive jet tore off the driver's toes). The last video is also quite old, information about that battle is contradictory, but most likely all three Syrian tanks were either damaged or completely destroyed - the army did not yet know what it was dealing with ...