Group: 6 Palestinians killed in airstrikes on Syria's Daraa
Published Tuesday 21/01/2014 (updated) 23/01/2014 10:22
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Six Palestinian refugees were killed on Monday in airstrikes by Syrian regime forces on Daraa refugee camp in southern Syria, a Palestinian watchdog said.
The Syria-based Workforce for Palestinians in Syria said in a statement received by Ma'an that the victims of the strikes were four children and two men.
The two men were identified as Hasan Ruweili, Athab Khalifa and the children as Omar Ruweili, Ammar Yasser Theib, Shadi Barmawi and an unidentified girl.
All victims are from the Daraa refugee camp just north of the Jordanian border.
The statement also discussed the entry of aid into Yarmouk refugee camp, highlighting that 400 food packages had been sent into the camp.
However, the statement added that only 62 families had received food aid because of the "complicated security procedures" that accompany the distribution process.
At least 1,500 Palestinians have been killed in the ongoing Syria conflict, and around 250,000 Palestinian refugees have been forced to leave their homes in Syria due to violence in the country.
Prior to the conflict, 600,000 Palestinian refugees lived in Syria.
The Syrian conflict, which began as peaceful protests in March 2011 but developed into a civil war, has killed more than 130,000 people and prompted millions to flee their homes.