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Besieged Aleppo residents turn to farming

Residents in the rebel-held part of Aleppo are planting vegetables and raising animals in preparation for the impending regime siege.
A woman works at an agriculture field in Aleppo November 8, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan   (SYRIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY) - RTR4DDI0

ALEPPO, Syria — Suleiman, 26, turned his abandoned, isolated house with cracked walls and broken windows into a lively animal farm accommodating rabbits, ducks, chickens and pigeons. Each animal group has its own room and place, but they all share food and water on the patio.

Suleiman’s family left Tarik al-Bab neighborhood when the regime’s helicopters intensified their raids with barrel bombs. Suleiman stayed alone, and volunteered for relief work.

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