Activists Say Militants Seize Most of Refugee Camp in Syrian Capital; Counterattack Underway

Syrian activists say Islamic militants have taken over the majority of neighborhoods in a Palestinian refugee camp on the edge of Damascus as fighting continues for the fourth day. They say the militants include the Islamic State group and the Nusra Front, the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria. The two groups are rivals in Syria but appear to be cooperating in the attack on the camp. An activist in southern Damascus said Saturday that rebel groups have launched a counteroffensive aimed at ousting the militants from the camp.



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