Rebel and Palestinian sources reported that over 60 high ranking members of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command ( PFLP -GC ) defected to the rebels and allies during the fighting in Yarmouk, Syria.

The move followed heavy fighting during which Syrian rebels, together with a brigade of Palestinian fighters known as Liwa al-Asifah (Storm Brigade), had gained ground in Yarmouk, home to thousands of Palestinian refugees.

Earlier today it was reported that Ahmed Jibril, head of 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,

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