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A self-proclaimed freedom fighter known as “the American” has hopped around the Middle East picking sides in Arab Spring conflicts, most recently in Syria, where he fought with rebel groups against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Eric Harroun, a 30-year-old U.S. Army veteran, is also anti-Israel and has pledged to fight with Palestinian forces.

His erratic alliances go deeper than that: Harroun was recently linked to a group the United States says is associated with al- Qaeda in Iraq.

“I was separated in a battle, and most of my group was K.I.A. And Al-Nusra picked me up,” Harroun told FoxNews.com, adding, “Getting into Al-Nusra is not rocket science. It just takes balls and brains.”

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