US Soldier Accused of Planning Attack on Own Unit

An American soldier was charged with terrorism offences for planning a deadly ambush on his unit by sending information to a neo-Nazi group.

Private Ethan Melzer, 22, stands accused of sending sensitive details about his unit to the Order of Nine Angles, which the US Department of Justice calls an “occult-based neo-Nazi and racially motivated violent extremist group”.

He was allegedly planning for information to be passed to jihadists, who would then carry out an attack. His plan was thwarted late last month by the FBI and US army and arrested on June 10. 

Melzer has been charged with conspiring and attempting to murder US nationals, conspiring and attempting to murder military service members, providing and attempting to provide material support to terrorists, and conspiring to murder and maim in a foreign country. 

He enlisted in the US Army in December 2018 and began his active service in June 2019.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53145806l

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