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Syrian opposition fighters spent the holy month of Ramadan fasting while fighting regime forces.
Last updated: 28 Jul 2014 09:47
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Aleppo, Syria - Fighters from the Free Syrian Army spent much of their time during the holy month of Ramadan fighting forces of the Syrian regime, and preparing to battle in Aleppo, which is controlled by the government. But the opposition fighters also gathered every evening to break their daily fast together.

Members of the Islamic Front, a group which its members said was "the largest brigade of the [FSA] in Aleppo", cooked beans, chicken and rice, and prepared salad, watermelon and drinks.

"We are working on the front-lines and fighting Assad's forces while we are fasting. We become tired, hungry, and thirsty but we remain steadfast against all odds and continue our fasting," an FSA fighter said.

Some Syrian muftis, Muslim legal experts, stated that it is permissible for fighters in Syria to eat and drink during Ramadan because they are fighting in a war. But the fighters in Aleppo were nevertheless fasting for 16 hours a day, from dawn to dusk.

"The fasting is making us stronger, so God will stand with us and grant us victory someday," a Syrian man said.

Khalid, a civil defence officer in Aleppo, said that Syrian government aircraft were dropping approximately 10 barrel bombs each day on the city and province of Aleppo during the holy month. "Aleppo became a mass of stones and rubble, but we didn't leave our homes because we have a hope that Bashar al-Assad and his regime will fall soon," a Syrian vendor said.


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A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares food to break his daily fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.



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Fighters in Aleppo's old city get ready to break their fast.



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The fighters said fasting during Ramadan made them tired during their battles with regime forces.



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Muslims abstain from food, drink, and smoking from dawn to dusk during the holy month of Ramadan.



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Syrians walk by a destroyed building in the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo. The graffiti reads: 'Our revolution will continue despite destruction.'



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A Syrian child vendor sells produce at a market in Aleppo.



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A Syrian man waits to break his fast in Aleppo's old city.



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Members of the Syrian opposition watch the World Cup semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany in the city of Aleppo.




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A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares food to break his daily fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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The fighters said fasting during Ramadan made them tired during their battles with regime forces.

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Muslims abstain from food, drink, and smoking from dawn to dusk during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Syrians walk by a destroyed building in the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo. The graffiti reads: (***)Our revolution will continue despite destruction.(***)

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A Syrian child vendor sells produce at a market in Aleppo.

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Members of the Syrian opposition watch the World Cup semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany in the city of Aleppo.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares the food for breaking their fast on a day of the holy month of Ramadan, in the old city of Aleppo.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares the food for breaking their fast on a day of the holy month of Ramadan, in the old city of Aleppo.

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A Cat sits on a sofa while members of the Free Syrian Army prepare the food for break their fast on a day of the holy month of Ramadan, in the old city of Aleppo

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FSA fighters breaking their fast.

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FSA fighters breaking their fast.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds a cat after he broke his fast on the eighth day of the holy month of Ramadan, in the old city of Aleppo on July 6, 2014. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. It is marked by believers abstaining from food and smoking from dawn to dusk.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds a cat after he broke his fast on the eighth day of the holy month of Ramadan, in the old city of Aleppo on July 6, 2014. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. It is marked by believers abstaining from food and smoking from dawn to dusk.

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Syrian people walk in front of a destroyed building has wrote on its rubble 'our revolution will continue despite destruction' during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a market in Bostan al Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo

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Syrian people walk in front of a destroyed building has wrote on its rubble 'our revolution will continue despite destruction' during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a market in Bostan al Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo

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A Syrian child vendor sell produce at a market during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Bostan al Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo.

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A Syrian child vendor sell produce at a market during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Bostan al Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo.

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A Syrian man waits to break his fast during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a street in the old city of Aleppo.

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A Syrian man waits to break his fast during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a street in the old city of Aleppo.

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-Members of the Syrian opposition watch the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 semi final football match between Brazil and Germany in the city of Aleppo.

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-Members of the Syrian opposition watch the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 semi final football match between Brazil and Germany in the city of Aleppo.



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