Report: Starving Syrian Rebels Eat Lion from Damascus Zoo

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A shocking picture has emerged which seemingly shows the extent food shortages and desperation have gripped the Syrian rebels and their communities – so much so that a zoo’s lion was butchered for its meat.

The men – possibly rebel fighters – are seen carving pieces from the big cat believed to have been taken from Al-Qarya al-Shama Zoo.

The photo has been shared widely on social media, but its legitimacy could not be independently verified.

Residents of Ghouta are believed to have been behind the slaughter – a suburb of Damascus that has been marred by starvation.

Hunger is reportedly also spreading across Damascus, the capital of Syria, particularly in rebel-held blockaded regions where food is scarce.

 Metro News


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