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Sophie Cousins

Sophie Cousins is an author at Religion News Service.

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Child soldiers enlisted to fight against Islamic State in Syria

By Sophie Cousins — November 17, 2014
QAMISHLI, Syria (RNS) A Kurdish boy who looks no older than 11 mans the entrance of a military base in northeastern Syria. His pants drag on the ground and his shirt hangs off his bony shoulders as he stands in an ill-fitting military uniform next to a Kalashnikov automatic rifle. Like many of the child […]

Why a Wisconsin man decided to take on the Islamic State

By Sophie Cousins — October 8, 2014
DERIKE, Syria (RNS) Like many Americans, Jordan Matson is outraged by the brutality of the Islamic State. But unlike virtually every other American, he decided to take on the militants personally.
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