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Inside Yarmouk: Islamic State deepens Palestinian misery
Inside Yarmouk: Islamic State deepens Palestinian misery

For weeks, Islamic State militants, aided by Al Nusra Front, waged a street war in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp against Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis, an anti-government battalion. Snipers targeted anything that moved. The Syrian government also launched aerial attacks targeting civilian areas, including dropping about 50 barrel bombs, two of them on Palestinian Hospital this month. Reports that Islamic State has left Yarmouk are inaccurate; it has merely redistributed its forces in the camp and Al Nusra remains as well. The residents' situation is still dire. The Islamic State attacks started April 1, but the Assad regime first sealed off Yarmouk from the outside world in 2013. This...

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