Palestinian Forces Enter Yarmuk Camp to Fight against ISIL
Palestinian forces entered Syria’s Yarmuk refugee camp which has been under attack by the Takfiri terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) for the last several days.
The media center of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced that a number of its forces have entered the camp and plan to retake it from the terrorists.
Other news sources also reported that hundreds of fighters of the Palestinian Fath movement residing in Lebanon have come to Syria to defend the Yarmuk camp against the ISIL.
The development came after a group of 14 Palestinian Arab factions announced in recent days that they backed a joint military operation with the Syrian government to expel the ISIL terrorists from the Yarmuk neighborhood in South of Damascus.
After a meeting of the factions in the Syrian capital, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Ahmed Majdalani said the groups supported a coordinated military effort in the camp.
The factions support “a security solution that will be carried out in partnership with the Syrian state and will have as its priority maintaining the security of citizens,” said PLO official Ahmed Majdalani.
“We agreed that there would be permanent cooperation with the Syrian leadership and the formation of a joint operations room with Syrian government forces and the Palestinian factions that have a significant presence in the camp or around it.”
Majdalani added that Palestinian Arab forces would work in an “integrated” fashion “with the Syrian state to clear the camp of terrorists.”
Also, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for action to prevent a massacre of Palestinian refugees in Syria’s Yarmuk camp, just after all Palestinian factions agreed with the Syrian government to use military force to expel ISIL terrorists from the camp.
“What is unfolding in Yarmuk is unacceptable,” Ban told reporters at UN headquarters on Thursday. “We simply cannot stand by and watch a massacre unfold.”
The ISIL terrorists stormed the refugee camp and took over large parts of it just days ago, according to Palestinian and Syrian officials, creating what humanitarian groups have called a crisis in an already desperate situation for civilians living there.