A member of Islamist Syrian rebel group Nusra Front mans a checkpoint on the border crossing between Syria and Jordan, in Daraa December 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Ammar Khassawneh)
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Syrian rebel factions have recruited teenagers as young as 15 to fight in the country's civil war, using them in roles ranging from soldiers and snipers to stretcher bearers and suicide bombers, a rights group said Monday.Human Rights Watch, which said that the number of children fighting in the conflict is unknown, based its report on interviews with 25 children and former child soldiers in Syria.The reasons the young fighters joined the armed groups varies, according to the report.
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