The Palestinian ambassador said on Tuesday over 95 percent of Palestinians in the Syrian refugee camp of Yarmouk have fled, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.

Mahmud al-Khalidi told Ma'an refugees fled to UNRWA schools after fighting raged for days in the district on the southern edge of President Bashar Assad's Damascus powerbase, rebel and Palestinian sources said.

According to Ma'an, Al-Khalidi requested the Syrian Foreign Ministry to end airstrikes on the camp, but officials insisted rebels must leave the camp first.

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