New Delhi: Muslim leaders in war-torn Syria have issued a fatwa allowing citizens in the tormented border of the capital Damascus to eat dogs and cats to satisfy their hunger, according to multiple reports.
Islam normally considers the meat unfit for humans.
The fatwa came during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which is often celebrated with feasting.
According to the BBC, the Muslim clerics described their decision as a cry for help to the world.
It has been over two years since the deadly civil war began in Syria. Over a lakh people have been killed in this unrest so far.
The entire country has turned into a hotbed for war between rebels and the Bashar al-Assad army.
Syrian people are forced to live as refugees in countries like Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey.
The main reason for this civil war is the removal of President Assad.