(Al-Jazeera) The Palestine Liberation Organization said it would not be drawn into military action in an embattled Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, rejecting claims that Palestinians would join Syrian troops in driving out Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters.
The PLO statement, issued late Thursday, contradicted comments earlier by the Palestinian envoy to Damascus, Ahmad Majdalani, that Palestinian groups are ready to join forces with the Syrian government to expel ISIL fighters from the Yarmouk camp in the Syrian capital.
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has long insisted that Palestinians stay out of the Syrian conflict. It was not immediately clear why Majdalani, sent by Abbas to Damascus to deal with the Yarmouk crisis, came out in support of Palestinian military involvement in Syria.