PLO reports ISIS atrocities in Yarmouk refugee camp

Beheadings, summary executions and rape

20 April, 18:40

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, APRIL 20 - The Palestinian inhabitants of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus have suffered atrocities at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS), the Palestinian new agency MAAN was told by PLO envoy to Syria Anwar Abdel Hadi.

    UNRWA envoy Chris Gunness said that thousands of civilians in the camp were at risk of dying of hunger and thirst, and that an immediate end to hostilities and resumption of humanitarian aid deliveries was needed. Abdle Hadi said that at least 20 people had been beheaded by ISIS in the Yarmouk camp and that they had immediately been buried without their identities being established. He added that cases of rape had occurred and that ISIS controls roughly 70% of the refugee camp. (ANSAmed).

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