DescriptionThis man lost his leg in a bombing by the Syrian Army. Now coaches a soccer club.A group calling itself the Syrian Authority for Sport and Youth is organizing athletics in Northern Syria. It says it operates a total of 140 clubs, playing 12 different sports — all inside rebel-controlled areas that are still resisting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Fans flock to the games as a diversion from the war, which has claimed 400,000 lives over six years, according to estimates — and still rages on. The war has allowed the Islamic State to flourish, but you won't find any soccer leagues in territories controlled by the terror group: It bans sports, along with many other activities it deems too 'Western.' Subscribe to Vocativ: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Find us everywhere else:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ Twitter: https://twitter.com/vocativ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vocativ/ Snapchat: http://www.snapchat.com/add/vocativ Website: http://www.vocativ.com Vocativ explores the nexus of media and technology, where science meets storytelling. We use proprietary technology to examine the uncharted space of the Deep Web, covering topics that are vital to our changing world. Follow us for more!