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Daesh blocks Palestinian refugees from leaving Yarmouk Camp

The largest Palestinian refugee camp, Yarmouki in Syria [Laila Ben Allal/Middle East Moni
The largest Palestinian refugee camp, Yarmouk in Syria [Laila Ben Allal/Middle East Monitor]

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria said that Daesh forces have prevented Palestinian refugees from leaving areas in Yarmouk Camp under their control to areas controlled by the Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham Organization.

The group said in a report on Wednesday that Daesh imposed tight restrictions on residents’ freedom of movement and other aspects of their daily lives under various pretexts.

Daesh took control of al-Yarmouk refugee camp early in April 2015 with the support of  Jabhat An-Nusra fighters in the camp.

In a related development, the Syrian Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs, Ali Haider, last week, allowed Palestinian refugees and Syrians to return to al-Sabina refugee camp in the Damascus countryside.

The reconciliation committees in the area received the residents wishing to return to their homes after confirming their ownership papers.

Read: 3,626 Palestinian refugees killed in Syria since 2011

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