Syria

Former Soldier Charged With Using RPG for Al Qaeda-Linked Group in Syria

Eric Harroun was in the in the Army from 2000 to 2003

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Washington (CNN) — A former U.S. soldier has been arrested and charged with illegally using a weapon on behalf of an al Qaeda-affiliated group in Syria.

Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix was arrested Tuesday night by the FBI at a hotel near Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. A Justice Department official tells CNN that FBI agents questioned Harroun at the hotel, then took him into custody.