Palestinians take on Yarmouk militants

Fri Jul 26, 2013 09:55:27

Palestinian groups have supported Syria’s army soldiers in clearing the Yarmouk Camp near the Syrian capital, Damascus from terrorist groups, al-Alam reports.

The Palestinian Popular Committees alongside with the Syrian armed forces coordinated in several mop-up operations on Thursday to push the foreign-backed militants back from the civilian areas in Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp.

“We gave them (militants) enough time to withdraw the camp, but all of our endeavors came to hollow end, then we forcefully expelled them from the camp where is densely populated with Palestinian refugees,” Joma Abdallah, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC), told al-Alam.

The Syrian armed forces and Palestinians used new tactics to expel the foreign-backed militants, other military sources said.

Al-Alam reporting team is allowed to enter the freed areas in Yarmouk Camp, where there have been seen remnants of equipment belonging to the Western-backed terrorist al-Nusra Front group.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent about warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.


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