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More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks
More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks

The prayer room in the 12th century mosque had the feel of a bachelor pad — cups of tea and coffee and half-full ashtrays covered most surfaces. A lanky teenager named Hussein Mansour plopped himself down and placed a grenade and a small bag of pretzels on the table. He picked up the grenade again and pretended to pull the ring, looking around for a reaction. A fellow rebel fighter, Abu Musab, paused from sucking on a hookah pipe and gave the 16-year-old a disapproving look. "I mean, he's carrying a grenade and a 3-cent bag of chips," he said, shaking his head. "It doesn't fit. He's too young." Hussein plunked down a can of iced coffee on the...

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