Islamic State fights rival rebels in Damascus refugee camp

April 3, 2015 3:36 PM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters battled rival insurgents for control of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts on Friday, a monitoring group said, attempting to secure a foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power.

Islamic State took most of Yarmouk refugee camp on Wednesday, its first major presence in the area around the capital and home to other insurgents.

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