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Strelski incident izgovor za zaostritev zakonodaje?
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Citat:ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A U.S. Army veteran, who boasted on Facebook of his military adventures with Syrian rebels, was charged Thursday with firing rocket-propelled grenades as part of an attack led by an al-Qaida group against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, was charged in U.S. District Court in Alexandria with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction -- specifically, a rocket propelled grenade launcher -- outside the U.S.Harroun entered Turkey in November 2012, met with handlers from the Free Syrian Army, and then entered Syria in early January. After entering Syria, he was issued weapons by the Free Syrian Army, and within days, "engaged in a joint attack with the Al Nusrah Front on a Syrian army encampment."

"As part of the attack, vehicles bearing black flags transported al Nusrah fighters to locations near the camp," the affidavit said. The Nusrah and FSA fighters broke off the attack after about 20 minutes, and he "jumped into the back of an Al Nusrah Front truck, which took him to an Al Nusrah Front camp."

Harroun claimed he was "treated like a prisoner" but quickly gained the trust of the Al Nusrah Front fighters. He was then "assigned to a five-man fire team" and "accepted as a member of the group because he had proven himself in battle." He also served as a member of an RPG team (this would become the basis for the US government's charge of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction).

Harroun admitted to fighting for the Al Nusrah Front "for approximately 25 days and ... he estimated that he had engaged in seven to ten battles" while with them. He also said that the fighters seen with him in the video titled "American Fighter' Vows Death to Assad" were members of the al Qaeda group, and he identified several of them.

Although Harroun was fighting for the Al Nusrah Front, he re-entered Turkey on Feb. 10 after a member of the Free Syrian Army requested that he go there to obtain weapons.

The Free Syrian Army and the Al Nusrah Front are known to have conducted several joint military operations in the past. The two groups have teamed up to overrun Syrian military bases and conduct other attacks. The Al Nusrah Front often takes command of the operations as their fighters are regarded as better in terms of organization, training, and leadership.

Despite that fact that the Free Syrian Army and the Al Nusrah Front conduct joint operations in Syria, the US government will begin to provide millions of dollars in aid to help Syrian rebel groups govern areas under their control. The money is being funneled to the Syrian Opposition Coalition and the Supreme Military Council "to provide concrete, nonlethal support to the Free Syrian Army," the US State Department announced on Feb. 28. The president of the Syrian Opposition Coalition opposes the US's designation of the Al Nusrah Front as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

Citat:“Any national of the United States who, without lawful authority, uses, or threatens, attempts, or conspires to use, a weapon of mass destruction outside of the United States shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life, and if death results, shall be punished by death, or by imprisonment for any term of years or for life,” reads the law.

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