The Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” – in coordination with their Islamist allies – have taken control of the Yarmouk Secondary School inside the Palestine Camp District after fierce clashes with the pro-government “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command” (PFLP-GC) and “Fatah Al-Intifada” on Saturday morning.
The Yarmouk Secondary School was originally conceded to the Palestinian resistance forces from the Hamas-affiliated “Aknef Beit Al-Maqdis” fighters due their inability to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) inside the southern sectors of the Yarmouk Camp District and the Palestine Camp District in Damascus City.
This abrupt attack by the Al-Qaeda linked fighters caught the Palestinian resistance forces off-guard, as most of the soldiers from the PFLP-GC and Fatah Al-Intifada had celebrated the annual “Al-Quds Day,” which commemorates and brings awareness to the Palestinian plight and the large-scale diaspora of over one million Palestinians in 1948.
Since March of 2015, the Yarmouk Camp and the Palestine Camp have been relatively quiet after the ISIS militants retreated to the last of their positions inside this district at the Yarmouk Sports Stadium, which is located in the southeast sector.
The Yarmouk Camp front is one of the few areas in Syria, where both ISIS and Jabhat Al-Nusra remain on good terms, despite their intense wars in northern Syria.