Originally posted on Global News:
DAMASCUS, Syria – ISIS militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday, marking the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the capital, seat of President Bashar Assad’s power, Syrian opposition activists and Palestinian officials said.
Jordan, meanwhile, closed its only functioning border crossing with Syria, following heavy clashes on the Syrian side between rebels and government forces.
ISIS fighters, who control large swaths of territory in northern Syria, entered the Yarmouk camp from the nearby Hajar Aswad neighbourhood in southern Damascus and were clashing with a Palestinian group inside the camp. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the ISIS group took control of large parts of the camp.
If they gain full control of the camp, they can potentially threaten the heart of the capital.
Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp…
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