Islamic State withdraws from Yarmouk camp, Nusra remains: residents




 
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April 15th, 2015  
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Topic: Islamic State withdraws from Yarmouk camp, Nusra remains: residents


By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have largely withdrawn from a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus after expelling their main rival, several residents and a Palestinian official said on Wednesday. The pull-out from Yarmouk leaves al Qaeda-linked Nusra as the main group inside the camp. The sources said hundreds of fighters of the hardline Islamic State had returned to their stronghold in neighboring Hajar al Aswad, from where they had launched their attack earlier this month. "Most of them have withdrawn in mostly to-and-fro skirmishes that took place between them and their adversaries," resident Abu Ahmad Hawari said.




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