US-Vetted Rebel Group 'Lions of the East' Kills Its Pet Lion

For growing as big as lions usually grow

A Syrian rebel group, Osoud al-Sharqiya (Lions of the East Army) has shared a touching story. The story goes like this:

1. They purchased a lion cub.

2. They let the lion subsist by hunting rabbits and sheep.

3. They killed the lion because it was growing too big.

'Lions of the East' are based in southern Syria, not too far from the US base at al-Tanf. But they are no lions.



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