Yarmuk - updates

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US adds ISIS ally in Syria to terror blacklist

Jun 09, 2016 - 11:17 PM

The Yarmuk Martyr s Brigade operates on war torn Syria s borders with Jordan and the Israeli occupied Golan Heights and is accused of kidnapping UN peacekeepers

UN demands aid access to Syria's Yarmuk camp

Apr 21, 2015 - 7:36 AM

The 15 member council also demands that fighters from the Islamic State ISIS group and the Al Qaeda linked Al Nusra Front withdraw and that bombing raids on the Palestinian refugee camp be halted

DESTROYED. A general view taken on April 6, 2015 shows destruction in Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Stringer/AFP

ISIS loses ground in Syria's Yarmuk camp

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Palestinian sources say jihadists from ISIS have lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria s Yarmuk camp

AFTERMATH. Graffiti on a wall in the Palestinian al-Yarmuk refugee camp south of Damascus, Syria, 09 April 2015. Photo by Youssef Badawi / EPA

UNRWA chief concerned about civilians in Syria's Yarmuk

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:59 AM

UNRWA chief: We are very determined to provide assistance to those who have decided temporarily to leave the camp and find shelter elsewhere

DESTROYED. A general view taken on April 6, 2015 shows destruction in Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Stringer/AFP

PLO rejects idea of joining Yarmuk fighting

Apr 11, 2015 - 2:26 AM

We refused to drag our people and their camps into the hellish conflict which is happening in Syria

Syria says military operation needed to expel ISIS from Yarmuk

Apr 09, 2015 - 8:31 AM

Syria s Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar did not spell out when a military operation might begin or how it would be waged but suggested that Syrian troops could be involved

DESTROYED. A general view taken on April 6, 2015 shows destruction in Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Stringer/AFP

Syria offers Palestinians its firepower in Yarmuk battle

Apr 08, 2015 - 11:12 AM

PLO leader: Syrian authorities are ready to support the Palestinian fighters in a number of ways including militarily to push [ISIS] out of the camp

CRISIS. A handout file picture made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 01 April 2015 of Palestinians waiting for food supplies in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, Syria, on 30 January 2014. SANA/Handout/EPA

UN Security Council demands aid access to Yarmuk

Apr 07, 2015 - 9:13 AM

This call comes after ISIS fighters capture large swaths of the Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus in an offensive launched on April 1

CRISIS. A handout file picture made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 01 April 2015 of Palestinians waiting for food supplies in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, Syria, on 30 January 2014. SANA/Handout/EPA

2,000 evacuated from Syria's Yarmuk after ISIS advance

Apr 05, 2015 - 11:19 PM

Around 400 families are able to leave the camp via two secure roads under army control

CRISIS. A handout file picture made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 01 April 2015 of Palestinians waiting for food supplies in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, Syria, on 30 January 2014. SANA/Handout/EPA

Palestinians trapped as jihadists seize most of Syria's Yarmuk camp

Apr 05, 2015 - 11:14 AM

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA issue an urgent plea for humanitarian access to the area saying the situation in Yarmuk is a source of universal shame

CRISIS. A handout file picture made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 01 April 2015 of Palestinians waiting for food supplies in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, Syria, on 30 January 2014. SANA/Handout/EPA

Mortar attack on Damascus souk kills one, wounds 30 – state media

Mar 31, 2015 - 9:16 AM

In another reported attack at a civilian site a medic from Hamas was killed in the Yarmuk refugee camp south of Damascus

NEW NORMAL. A general view shows Syrians waling at al-Hamidiyah souk (market) in the old Damascus, Syria, 10 September 2013. Youssef Badawi/EPA

New violence shatters truce in Syria's Yarmuk

Mar 03, 2014 - 8:31 AM

Meanwhile some good news emerged with Spanish journalist Marc Marginedas released by jihadists in Syria after six months in captivity

THOUSANDS HUNGRY. Yarmouk residents gathered to await a food distribution from UNRWA in January 2014. Image courtesy UNRWA Archives

Thousands trapped in Syria's Yarmuk camp 'slowly dying'

Feb 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM

The United Nations distributed shocking images this week of thousands of people their faces emaciated desperately flocking to receive food aid that only a few were lucky enough to collect

THOUSANDS HUNGRY. Yarmouk residents gathered to await a food distribution from UNRWA in January 2014. Image courtesy UNRWA Archives

Syrian rebels abduct 4 Pinoy peacekeepers

May 08, 2013 - 12:30 AM

An armed group abducted 4 UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights which has been hit by mounting spillover from the Syrian civil war