Civilians sit near damaged buildings at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, south of Damascus, February 12, 2014. Picture taken February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamad Mohamad
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Most of the Syrian opposition fighters in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk in southern Damascus have withdrawn, a Palestinian official told AFP on Sunday.Anwar Abdel Hadi, an official with the Palestine Liberation Organisation, said the pullout came after an agreement between the rebels and Palestinian factions in Yarmuk. Abdel Hadi said aid could re-enter the camp once all the fighters leave.The camp was once home to some 150,000 Palestinians, as well as Syrian residents.But large parts of it have been destroyed by fighting and many residents have fled, with just 18,000 left behind and under a tight army siege imposed after rebels took control of the camp.
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