IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

April 1, 2015 8:24 PM

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IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists and Palestinian officials.

Jordan, meanwhile, closed its only functioning border crossing with Syria, following heavy clashes on the Syrian side between rebels and government forces.

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