Syria says only 6,000 Palestinians remain in Damascus refugee camp

By REUTERS
April 14, 2015 20:29

 
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AMMAN - Syria said on Tuesday only 6,000 residents remain in the war-battered Palestinian camp Yarmouk on the edge of Damascus that has seen intensified fighting since Islamic State launched an offensive to seize it from rival insurgents.

UN and Syrian officials had earlier put at 18,000 the number of inhabitants when Islamic State launched its attack earlier this month. Many have moved to areas mostly southeast of the camp.

"The number of those in the camp is less than 6,000 ... and the exit of people is continuing," Information Minister Omran Zoabi told state media.


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