A screen grab Russia Today TV shows Harroun in Syria.
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A former U.S. soldier of Lebanese descent who fought alongside the Nusra Front in Syria has died of an "accidental overdose" in his hometown of Phoenix in Arizona, his family said.Eric Harroun, nicknamed "The American Jihadist," gained notoriety for posting about his exploits in Syria on social media, claiming to have fought with Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels by accident and sharing his stories with the FBI.Harroun joined the ranks of the rebel Free Syrian Army in January 2013 .However, a friend who knew Harroun well in the autumn of 2011 paints a picture of a man who was motivated not by Islamist doctrine of Nusra, but misplaced heroism.The friend said it appeared that Harroun was most interested in being "the center of attention".Harroun furiously rejected the claims.
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