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A leading member of Palestinian faction Hamas on Sunday denied rumored links with a armed group that has been fighting ISIL in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp since last week.
"Hamas has no relation with Aknaf Beit Al-Maqdis or any other armed group inside Syria," the leading Hamas member told on condition of anonymity.
Reports have surged recently about the presence of relations between Hamas and Aknaf Beit Al-Maqdis, which has been fighting against ISIL in the camp since last week.
"Rumored support by Hamas to such militant groups in Syria is completely baseless," the man said.
Violence has flared up inside the camp, which accommodates tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees, since Wednesday when ISIL stormed it and clashed with Aknaf Beit Al-Maqdis.
The largest Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, Yarmouk is located southern Syrian capital Damascus.
On Saturday, Hamas called for ending bloodshed and fighting between the two armed groups in the camp.
Faction deputy leader Ismail Haniyeh said Yarmouk should be apart from ongoing conflicts in Syria.
Around 166 Palestinian residents of the camp starved to death in mid-2013 when Syrian regime forces besieged it.Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Nisan 2015, 17:32