Al-Nusra Front’s Terror Emir Killed in Syria’s Yarmouk Refugee Camp
Abu Youssef al-Hourani was killed by a suicide bomber who approached him and blew himself up in Hamdan Street in Yarmouk camp today, the Arabic-language Al-Arabiya TV reported on Friday.
Al-Hourani’s deputy was also killed during the attack.
The Yarmouk crisis started in 2012 when the terrorist groups took control of the Palestinian refugee camp and displaced over one million Palestinians. The terrorist groups have been trying to make the Yarmouk camp and its surrounding areas the main center of their operations.
Palestinian forces inside Yarmouk are largely surrounded by the ISIL fighters who have captured large swathes of the camp since an assault that began earlier this month.
In early April, a group of 14 Palestinian factions backed a joint military operation with the Syrian government to expel the ISIL terrorists from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Southern Damascus.
The factions support “a security solution that will be carried out in partnership with the Syrian state,” Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Ahmed Majdalani said.
Also in early April, the ISIL was reported to be in control of a “large part” of the camp after fighting with Palestinian groups who also opposed to President Bashar Assad’s forces.
An agreement last year between terrorists and the government, backed by Palestinian factions, led to an easing of the siege, but humanitarian access has remained limited.