The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) began the ninth day of their offensive at the Al-Yarmouk Camp with a powerful assault on the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) near the Al-Yarmouk Roundabout, resulting in a high death toll for both parties involved.
Outnumbered and surrounded, the PFLP-GC called for assistance; this prompted a merciless aerial bombardment from the Syrian Arab Air Force’s Hind Helicopters on the enemy combatants near the Al-Yarmouk Roundabout.
The aerial bombardment provided the PFLP-GC’s reinforcements from the Palestinian resistance group “Fatah Al-Intifada” enough time to arrive on the scene and help push the ISIS militants back towards the Palestine Street axis.
After securing the area, the PFLP-GC and Fatah Al-Intifada launched a counter-offensive at Loubya Street, killing at least 10 ISIS fighters before they were able to regain control of this imperative area near the Al-Tadamon District.
According to a source from the nearby Jarmana Camp, the PFLP-GC and Fatah Al-Intifada suffered a total of 14 casualties, including a field commander; meanwhile, ISIS’ casualty totals were estimated as high as 25 during the clashes on Wednesday.
More residents of Al-Yarmouk Camp have joined the diaspora of displaced civilians outside of the district after another 800 people were escorted to the crowded Jarmana Camp – an estimated 3,300 civilians have fled the Al-Yarmouk Camp in the last 9 days as a result of the violence.