5 Photos of Syrian Rebels Loving on Kittens

These compelling pictures of Syrian rebels show a humanizing side of the military there that we don’t often see covered by the mainstream media. If you’re unfamiliar with the ongoing conflict in Syria, the men in the photos are members of the Free Syrian Army, the main opposition group operating in Syria — which has been engulfed in strife and civil war since 2011.

Regardless of how violent circumstances get, people are people.

All photos via imgur, reddit