In northeast Syria, farmer draws crowds with cockfights

AFP India , Syria Published: May 24, 2018, 12:56 PM(IST)
On a dusty farm in northeast Syria, Shufan Mahmud cares for his nine-month-old prize rooster. Sniper, as the fighting fowl is named, is gearing up for a cockfight. Banned in many parts of the world due to concerns over animal cruelty -- in this mainly Kurdish corner of the war-torn country the blood sport is proving popular.
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