BEIRUT - Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem told UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Palestinians should not offer "shelter or
assistance to terrorist groups" in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, state
television said on Monday.
His comments came after Ban's spokesman said
the secretary-general was concerned at reports of an air strike by President
Bashar Assad's forces on Yarmouk on Sunday in which activists said 25 people
Syrian troops backed by tanks gathered on Monday outside
Yarmouk, scene of clashes between Palestinians loyal to Assad and rebels
supported by Palestinian fighters, activists said.
Palestinians should work to expel 'terrorists' - the label authorities give to