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Syria Agrees to Use Military Force to Expel Islamic State From Palestinian Refugee Camp

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The Jafra Palestinian Youth Center at the Yarmouk Camp in Syria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Syrian government has agreed to use military force to expel Islamic State terrorists from a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, Palestinian Labor Minister Ahmad Majdalani said Thursday.

“We have agreed with the Syrian government on ways to force the terrorist group IS (Islamic State) out of the Yarmouk refugee camp,” Majdalani told Voice of Palestine Radio. “The military solution is the only one to force these terrorists out.”

The Yarmouk refugee camp was recently attacked and taken over by Islamic State terrorists, with at least 18 people killed, according to UPI. The Syrian government, which has been battling Islamic state in the midst of being embroiled in a bloody civil war since 2011 between rebels and the government of President Bashal al-Assad, has also agreed to provide safe passage to refugees from Yarmouk and to provide them with shelter.

The International Committee of the Red Cross called “on all involved in fighting to allow the immediate and unimpeded passage of urgent humanitarian aid and to permit civilians who wish to leave the camp for safer areas to be able to do so at any time,” Reuters reported.

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