At least 13 killed in Yarmouk camp

Arab League and Syrian rights group release statement over ISIL’s attacks against Yarmouk refugee camp housing Palestinians.

At least 13 killed in Yarmouk camp

World Bulletin / News Desk 

At least 13 people were executed by ISIL in Yarmouk camp in southern Damascus on Sunday, according to the Syrian activists.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights, or SNHR, released a statement and said that ISIL killed at least 13 people in Yarmouk camp, the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in Syria.

ISIL members marched into Yarmouk on April 1, and many Palestinian and Syrian people have been trapped. “ ISIL have killed Syrian opponents in Yarmouk camp. The (Bashar) Assad regime’s intense bombardment and militants’ attacks have been continuing in the camp,” the statement said, stressing the camp residents’ dire condition.

Separately, The Arab League called Sunday on the international community to take action to protect Yarmouk camp’s Palestinian refugees from ISIL.

The Arab League released a statement and expressed their concerns for around 500 thousand Palestinian refugees who live in Syria. “Palestinian refugees are not a side in the ongoing Syrian conflict,” the statement said.

The league also emphasized that the displaced Palestinians are just guests in Syrian lands until comprehensive peace is established in the region, and then they will be able to return home.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Nisan 2015, 13:23