February 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm
Beirut – Oliver Holmes
Oposition activists have reported that Syrian government forces stormed into Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp and raided a hospital after a four-day artillery assault on the southern suburbs of Damascus. Rebels are alleged to have dug into the area and there are fears for the safety of civilians in the latest rare offensive by infantry loyal to President Assad.
According to Abu Yasser Al-Shami, his friends living in the refugee camp fled from the area on Saturday morning after government troops swept in. "Assad's forces stormed Al-Basel Hospital in the Yarmouk camp and arrested many of the patients," he told contacts via Skype.