More than 700 Palestinians killed in Syria conflict: PLO

More than 700 Palestinians have been killed in Syria since the conflict there erupted more than 21 months ago, a Palestine Liberation Organization official in charge of refugees said on Sunday. “More than 700 Palestinians have died in Syriasince the beginning of the conflict, including in Yarmuk” refugee camp in southern Damascus,

Syrian troops mass at Palestinian camp as conflict flares

Syrian troops backed by tanks gathered outside the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus on Monday, the scene of clashes between Palestinians loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels supported by Palestinian fighters, activists said. Clashes inside the camp continued on Monday with thousands of people fleeing to nearby suburbs

Syrian planes attack mosque in Yarmouk Palestinian camp

A mosque in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in southern Damascus that was sheltering some 600 refugees from neighbouring districts has been attacked from the air and hit by at least one rocket, and there are reports of many casualties. Yarmouk is a stronghold of the pro-Assad Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, […]

Syrian Warplanes Bomb Palestinian Refugee Camp in Damascus

Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes have bombed a Palestinian camp on the southern outskirts of the capital, Damascus, killing at least eight people. The activists said Sunday’s air strike was the first of its kind on the Yarmouk refugee camp since forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad began suppressing a popular uprising in March […]

PFLP chief flees Damascus to Tartous

Ahmed Jibril, head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command ( PFLP -GC ) and staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has fled the Yarmouk district of Damascus Saturday and headed to the Mediterranean city of Tartous , after 12 days of intense clashes with the rebels, Palestinian and

Brother of Parliament Speaker killed in Damascus

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The brother of Syria’s speaker of Parliament was assassinated on Tuesday in a central Damascus neighborhood, the official Syrian news agency reported, as clashes between the government and the rebels convulsed most major cities.