Nur Setut, a young girl from Aleppo, dreams of becoming a world karate champion. Her parents are training her against the odds.

Nur Setut, the same age as the Syrian civil war, exercises karate with her own means in Aleppo.
Nur Setut, the same age as the Syrian civil war, exercises karate with her own means in Aleppo.

Living in the middle of a civil war isn't dissuading six-year-old Nur Setut from her dreams of becoming a world karate champion one day.

Nur is a six-year-old Syrian, living in West Aleppo. She was born in 2011, when civil war broke out in the country.

"The opportunities we have are very limited here. It has not been easy for my daughter to come to this level," Nur's father Vasim Setut told Anadolu Agency.
Vasim, and her wife are Nur's trainer. They watch online videos to learn training tactics. (AA)
Vasim, and her wife are Nur's trainer. They watch online videos to learn training tactics. (AA)
When bombardments stop, Setut and her father head to a ruined gym to work out. But when aerial campaigns are underway, they prefer to work out at home as it is safer. (AA)
When bombardments stop, Setut and her father head to a ruined gym to work out. But when aerial campaigns are underway, they prefer to work out at home as it is safer. (AA)
Vasim said that he had difficulties even finding a uniform for Nur.
Vasim said that he had difficulties even finding a uniform for Nur. "I looked for a second-hand karate uniform, but could not find one. Later, after a long search, I found one in a store house." (AA)
The family had to leave their home in East Aleppo due to heavy bombardment.
The family had to leave their home in East Aleppo due to heavy bombardment. "We had to leave our home in Aleppo during last year's evacuation. We moved to Kefer Karmin in Western Aleppo. We are continuing our training here," Vasim said. (AA)
Nur performs karate in events held in their village, to win local support. (AA)
Nur performs karate in events held in their village, to win local support. (AA)
Syria's civil war erupted in 2011 after peaceful anti-regime protests. It has displaced about 6.3 million people internally, according to the UN. Since 2011, more than 400,000 people have been killed. About 55,000 of them were children. (AA)
Syria's civil war erupted in 2011 after peaceful anti-regime protests. It has displaced about 6.3 million people internally, according to the UN. Since 2011, more than 400,000 people have been killed. About 55,000 of them were children. (AA)
Source: TRT World