2,000 civilians evacuated from Syria’s Yarmouk

After the Islamic State extremists have seized the majority of Yarmouk, around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the camp. Meanwhile, the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra front has claimed neutrality in the battle.

A Palestinian official told the French news agency AFP on Sunday that about 2,000 people were evacuated from the refugee camp, after the “Islamic State” (IS) militants took over most of the Palestinian refugee camp.

Al-Nusra claiming neutrality
Meanwhile, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory, the al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front claimed neutrality in the battle in Yarmouk. It said it will not engage in ongoing fighting between IS militants and their Palestinian rivals and will make efforts to end the violence, the monitoring group reported on Sunday.
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