World Bulletin / News Desk
At least 27 Palestinians have been killed since last week when ISIL seized parts of Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp and clashed with Palestinian fighters there, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has said.
Ahmed al-Magdalani, a PLO official who oversees the camp, told Palestine's official radio station on Wednesday that at least 27 Palestinian camp residents had been killed since ISIL entered the camp last Wednesday.
Al-Magdalani, speaking from Damascus, also said ISIL members had abducted between 75 and 200 Palestinians from the camp over the same period.
"Accurate information on casualties is difficult to obtain due to the tragic conditions inside the camp," he said.
Al-Magdalani said Palestinian fighters had driven ISIL from parts of the camp over the past 48 hours.
The Yarmouk camp – Syria's largest refugee camp, hosting tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees – is located on the outskirts of capital Damascus.
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