Over 30 Killed in 24 Hours at Damascus Palestinian Camp
[An Nahar] More than 30 people were killed in a 24-hour period in a Paleostinian refugee camp south of the Syrian capital Damascus
...The capital of Iran's Syrian satrapy...
amid fierce festivities between the army and rebels, Paleostinian sources said on Monday.
Seven people were killed Monday when a mortar landed on a mini-bus traveling along the western edge of the Yarmouk Paleostinian camp, according to Paleostinian sources and Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
"All night through to Monday, the residents heard deafening sounds of shelling, but this morning there are many people in the streets, the shops are open and traffic is normal," a resident told Agence La Belle France Presse on condition of anonymity.
The day before, 24 people were killed when at least 10 shells fell on a southern part of the camp, according to a Facebook page called "Yarmouk Camp News" run by local residents, which listed the names of the victims.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported five killed, including three children and one woman, in Monday's mortar attack.
The Britannia-based Observatory, which relies on a network of activists, lawyers and medics, had reported eight killed on Sunday by mortar fire.
According to the resident, fighting on the outskirts of the camp lasted 24 hours, pitting the rebel Free Syrian Army against government troops, backed by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine-General Command (PFLP-GC).
"Dozens were killed or maimed on Sunday during fighting when the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) tried to infiltrate the camp... but were pushed back," PFLP-GC front man Anwar Raja told AFP.
According to the Observatory, festivities began in the border districts of al-Hajar al-Aswad and moved to the outskirts of Yarmouk, where PFLP-GC fighters joined on the side of the regime and other Paleostinian factions fought with the rebels.
Fighting had erupted last Tuesday between rebels and pro-regime Paleostinian fighters backed by troops in Yarmouk, the largest Paleostinian refugee camp in Syria with some 148,000 residents.
The PFLP-GC is headed by Ahmad Jibril, a staunch ally of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Lord of the Baath...
, who has been fighting an unprecedented revolt against his regime that began as a peaceful uprising in March 2011 and steadily militarized under repression.
In early August, Paleostinian President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
condemned shelling on the camp, which killed 21 civilians including two children, and chided the PFLP-GC for its role in dragging Paleostinians into the bloody conflict.
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