Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel carries a cat on his shoulder at Ernesto's Cat Sanctuary that he runs in Kfar Naha, an opposition-held town in Aleppo province in Syria on March 17, 2018. OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP
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Meet the Cat Man of Syria's War-torn Aleppo

As the war raged in Syria and cat lovers fled the city, he was left with 170 cats to feed and a new nickname



The 43-year-old, al-Jaleel who grew up in Aleppo, has been mad about cats since he was a boy. As the war raged in Syria and cat lovers fled the city, he was left with 170 cats to feed and a new nickname: the Cat Man of Aleppo.

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