Syrian rebels kill 10 pro-Assad Palestinian militiamen

AMMAN Wed Nov 7, 2012 5:46pm IST

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AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels killed 10 members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), a faction loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, on Wednesday in clashes near a Palestinian camp in Damascus, opposition sources said.

Fighting between the two sides has escalated in the last few days in 'Street 30' and Hajar al-Aswad near Yarmouk, a camp inhabited by 150,000 Palestinians and as many Syrians. Syrian army artillery and warplanes have bombarded rebel positions in the area, the opposition sources said.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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