1st December 2021, 00:05 GMT+11
The Syrian war has dealt a blow to the breeding of purebred Arabian horses, some local horse raisers are struggling to preserve the precious breed.
DAMASCUS, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Maen Jafar has been struggling to preserve the Arabian purebred horses his family has been raising during the decade-long war in Syria.
At his farm in the countryside of the central province of Homs, Jafar is proud of having 55 horses, as the Arabian horses, one of the oldest horse breeds in the world, are precious for their beauty, endurance, and speed.
He takes care of the horses along with his brothers and cousins at the sprawling farm, where the horses can run freely without limitation.
Speaking to Xinhua, Jafar said during the war they had to move the horses from one place to another to keep them safe from getting killed or stolen...