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Rebels battle IS for control of Damascus refugee camp

Friday, April 03, 2015 - 01:08

Amateur video purports to show rebel insurgents battling Islamic State fighters for control of a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus. Mana Rabiee reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT OF THIS VIDEO, WHICH HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE Fighters from a Palestinian brigade just on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria. They've been battling Islamic State militants for control of a nearby Palestinian refugee camp. Yarmouk camp HAD been held by rebel insurgents but a monitoring group says IS took most of the camp on Wednesday -- it's first major presence in the area near the capitol, the seat of power for President Bashar al-Assad. The monitoring group says the assault by IS has been bogged down in street fighting with rival Islamist militants. Video that Reuters can't verify purports to show the blood trail of a wounded Islamic State fighter. More video claims to show surface to surface missiles shelling near the camp. The United Nations says it's extremely concerned over the safety and protection of Syrian and Palestinian civilians still in the camp. It lies only a short drive from the hear of Damascus, which is still firmly in government control.

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Rebels battle IS for control of Damascus refugee camp

Friday, April 03, 2015 - 01:08