A man stands on a staircase inside a demolished building in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO/YOUSSEF KARWASHAN
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The U.N. Security Council has demanded humanitarian access to Syria's Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp as residents described fleeing in terror after the arrival of ISIS jihadis.The call came after the council held a closed-door meeting on the crisis and heard from the head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees about the plight of the camp's 18,000 or so remaining residents.The Britain-based group said ISIS forces were present in the south, west and east of the camp, with Palestinian fighters largely confined to the north.Syrian government forces have dropped barrel bombs on ISIS positions in the camp, it added. The camp, the largest of its kind in Syria, has suffered repeated bombardment and has been under a government siege for more than 18 months.
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