Islamic State hangs on to Yarmouk, for now

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The regime dropped 14 barrel bombs and fired rockets and mortars into Yarmouk camp on Tuesday in conjunction with several failed attempts to storm, reported the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria Wednesday, a monitoring group with correspondents inside Yarmouk. The bombing injured an unspecified number of civilians. Regime forces and allied PFLP-GC soldiers made several unsuccessful attempts Tuesday to enter Yarmouk camp, as “groups from the Islamic State and Nusra and some Palestinian brigades on the inside resisted the attacks,” a citizen journalist currently inside Yarmouk told Syria Direct Wednesday. Rebels inside the camp reportedly killed 30 soldiers from the PFLP-GC and other regime-allied Palestinian brigades during an ambush Tuesday, reported the pro-opposition Syrian Revolution Network in Areas of Damascus.