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This Remarkable Man Feeds The Homeless Cats Of War-Torn Syria

While most humans have abandoned Masaken Hanano due to constant shelling, one person returns daily to feed more than 150 homeless cats.

Posted on September 25, 2014, at 10:38 p.m. ET

Masaken Hanano, a neighborhood in Syria's largest city Aleppo, has been abandoned by humans because of continuous attacks from forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad.

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A man named Alaa visits everyday to feed the cats who still populate the area.

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Alaa, an ambulance driver, said he buys about $4 worth of meat to feed about 150 homeless cats, who roam the area.

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Alaa said that he has been feeding and taking care of the cats for more than 2 months.

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The cats wait for Alaa in the street:

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Here two cats fight over food that Alaa left for them:

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Alaa offers a nibble to this white kitty:

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And here, Alaa is surrounded by the furry creatures, who have come to depend on him:

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