Reports: Islamic State fighters clash with Palestinians in refugee camp in Syrian capital

April 1, 2015 12:37 PM

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BEIRUT – Syrian activists and a Lebanon-based TV station are reporting that Islamic State militants have infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and are fighting with a group inside the camp.

The reports mark the deepest infiltration yet by IS militants into Damascus. If they gain control of the Yarmouk camp, they can threaten President Bashar Assad's seat of power.

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