A Syrian army soldier walks at the entrance of Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, Syria May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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The U.N. Tuesday said it was almost impossible to imagine people returning to Syria's ruined Yarmouk Palestinian camp, a day after the government recaptured it from militants.Yarmouk has been so heavily battered by fighting that it was hard to picture daily life restarting there, the United Nations' Palestine refugee agency (UNRWA) said Tuesday.Fighting over the years had whittled down Yarmouk's population to just hundreds by the time Syria's army began its assault last month.Gunness said between 100 to 200 civilians were estimated to still be in Yarmouk, including people too old or sick to flee. Yarmouk was, for decades, a bustling district where both Palestinians and Syrians lived.
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