A man rides his motorcycle past damaged buildings in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. AFP photo
A state of panic has overwhelmed Palestinian refugee community in Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, after the Syrian government forces hit the area with missiles.
Human rights sources said the strike, carried out by the end of last week, has claimed the lives of five people and left several other injured, including children.
Civilians said shelling and bloody shootouts between the government forces and former opposition affiliates have forced dozens out of their homes.
Palestinian refugees who have returned to Gilin camp, after they fled the areadue to the rampant shelling, have sounded distress signals over the unbearable situation they have been enduring. Infrastructure has sustained massive destruction in the warfare.
Located some 25 kilometers northwest of Daraa’s city center, Gilin Camp was home to 5,000 families displaced from the occupied Palestinian territories.