Syrian Army, Palestinian committees reenter Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus



For the first time in several months, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies have entered the Yarmouk Refugee Camp of southern Damascus after being forced to withdraw earlier this year.

According to an Al-Masdar correspondent in Damascus, the Palestinian wing of the Syrian Arab Army led the assault at the northern sector of Yarmouk Camp, advancing along Lubia Street and the Shuhada axis.

The Syrian Armed Forces and Palestinian committees managed to capture most of the northern sector of Yarmouk Camp today after an intense battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

If the Syrian Armed Forces and Palestinian committees seize Lubia Street, they will be able to impose control over half the Yarmouk Camp District.

Most of the district is under the Islamic State’s control; however, Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) still maintains a small presence near the Palestine Camp.

The pro-government forces participating in this attack at Yarmouk Camp are the following:

  • Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) – Syrian Arab Army wing
  • Fatah Al-Intifada (Palestinian paramilitary led by Fadi Al-Mallah)
  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (Led by Ahmad Jibril)
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