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.


Rebels 'take Syria border posts'

Syrian rebels seized their third border crossing with Turkey today, officials have said, after fierce battles with government troops overnight.