U.N. warns of 'slaughter of innocents' in Syrian refugee camp

April 8, 2015 3:27 PM

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U.N. warns of 'slaughter of innocents' in Syrian refugee camp

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - United Nations officials warned on Wednesday of a potential "slaughter of innocents" unless aid and assistance reached a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria where thousands of civilians are trapped up in a vicious battle.

Some 18,000 civilians, including 3,500 children, are caught in the camp outside Damascus just a few miles from President Bashar al-Assad's palace. The camp largely fell under Islamic State control last week and is surrounded by the Syrian army.

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