Syrian fighter jets bomb Palestinian refugee camp
Syrian fighter jets bombed a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus as it tried to stop rebels winning more territory in the government heartland.
By Ruth Sherlock
7:04PM GMT 16 Dec 2012
Activists and local residents said at least eight people were killed when air strikes hit the Abdel Qader Husseini Mosque in the camp that was being used as a makeshift shelter for more than 600 people who had escaped heavy fighting in neighbouring districts.
Abu Mohammed, a resident in the area, said that a second bomb struck close to a school that was also filled with refugee families.
"Although the people taking shelter in the Fallujah School are afraid, they really have nowhere else to go," he said.
The attack came hours after Syrian rebel groups made advances into the camp, a poor area inhabited by many of the approximately 500,000 Palestinians living in Syria.
The fighting in the camp has split residents between those supporting the government and those assisting the insurgency.
"There is a state of real war in the camp now," resident Abu Mohammed said, who claimed that there are "intense battles between the Free Syrian Army and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command," a hardline Palestine militant group allied with the Syrian regime.
The camp makes up part of a belt of territory in the south of Damascus that has fallen into rebel hands in recent weeks More...
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