Syrian soldiers raid Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus

The Syrian government and opposition groups said that soldiers have raided a Palestinian refugee camp where Syrians from Damascus and its suburbs have been sheltering. According to the Associated Press, soldiers arrested dozens of people in a sweeping operation.

Syrian TV said an army unit conducted a "special operation" during which about 100 gunmen were captured in the Palestinian refugee camps of Yarmouk and Palestine in Damascus.

The Local Co-ordination Committees activist network reported gunfire and several casualties that accompanied the raid.

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