Palestinian killed in Syria refugee camp

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DRAH | Aug 14, 2013

Gaza,(DRAH.PS)– A local group in Syria on Tuesday announced the death of a Palestinian refugee in the country, after being wounded in clashes earlier this week.

Sameer Mahmoud Nassar was seriously injured when Khan al-Sheikh refugee camp was hit by missiles fired by Syrian regime forces, the Taskforce for Palestinians in Syria said.

Several people were injured in the incident, which caused widespread material damage to the camp.

Both Deraa and al-Hasiniye refugee camps were also damaged in reported shelling by Syrian government forces, the group said.

More than half of the 530,000 Palestinian refugees registered in Syria have been displaced and 15 percent have fled abroad, including 60,000 to neighboring Lebanon and over 7,000 to Jordan.

In March, the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria said that over 1,377 Palestinians had been killed in the ongoing Syria conflict, with that number thought to have increased significantly since then.

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