Syrian rebels take control of Damascus Palestinian camp
[Reuters] Syrian rebels took full control of the Yarmouk Paleostinian refugee camp on Monday after fighting raged for days in the district on the southern edge of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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powerbase, rebel and Paleostinian sources said.
The battle had pitted rebels, backed by some Paleostinians, against Paleostinian fighters of the pro-Assad Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine-General Command (PFLP-GC). Many PFLP-GC fighters defected to the rebel side and their leader Ahmed Jibril decamped two days ago, rebel sources said.
"All of the camp is under the control of the (rebel) Free Syrian Army," said a Paleostinian activist in Yarmouk. He said festivities had stopped and the remaining PFLP fighters retreated to join Assad's forces massed on the northern edge of the camp.
In a day or two we can take PFLP-GC off the list of terror orgs, since it won't exist anymore...
The battle in Yarmouk is one of a series of conflicts on the southern fringes of Assad's capital, as rebels try to choke the power of the 47-year-old leader after a 21-month-old uprising in which 40,000 people have been killed.
Government forces have used jets and artillery to try to dislodge the fighters but the violence has crept into the heart of the city and activists say rebels overran three army stations in a new offensive in the central province of Hama on Monday.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-18