Palestinians Meet to Plan Attack on ISIS in Damascus

April 8, 2015 5:37 PM

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Syria’s Palestinian factions met Wednesday in an attempt to form a united front to fight the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) whose fighters now control most of the Yarmouk refugee camp on the edge of Damascus. One week after ISIS fought their way into Yarmouk, thousands of civilians remain trapped inside.

“There is consensus to fight ISIS among Palestinians,” says Farouk al-Rifai, a spokesman for the Palestinian Civil Society Network in Syria who is currently in Damascus, “but disagreement about cooperating with the criminal regime,” referring to the government of Bashar al-Assad.

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