Syria: Clashes erupt in Palestinian refugee camp

Associated Press
In this photo provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens gather in front of a damaged building that destroyed by a car bomb, at Jaramana neighborhood, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. A Syrian government official says a car bomb in a Damascus suburb has killed 10 people. The official said the blast on Monday in Jaramana also wounded 41 people and caused heavy damage. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. (AP Photo/SANA)
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BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian troops and rebels are clashing in a Palestinian refugee camp in the capital, Damascus.

They also say fighter jets have resumed attacks on the northern province of Idlib and suburbs of the capital. Tuesday's airstrikes come a day after activists reported the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's 19-month crisis began.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees say fighting in the Yarmouk refugee camp broke out after midnight. They had no word on casualties.

Palestinian refugees in Syria tried to stay on the sidelines when the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March. But many Palestinian youths have joined the fight as they became enraged by mounting violence and moved by Arab Spring calls for greater freedoms.

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