GAZA, Dec 28 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement said Friday
its fighters did not side with the Syrian regular troops in the recent battles
in and around Al-Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus.
"All reports about our involvement in the battles are no more than
tendentious lies and groundless fabrications," the group said in a statement
received by KUNA here this evening.
It was commenting on a report carried by the Kuwaiti Al-Seyassah daily
newspaper, saying that Jihad militants are involved in ongoing infighting in
"The Zionist regime sought to promulgate such tendentious reports in
retaliation for the Movement's valiant role in the recent (Israeli) war on
Gaza Strip," according to the statement.
The group reminded that it adopted, since the very beginning of the Syrian
conflict, a neutral stance and kept its distance from both sides of the
conflict, noting that it tried, in coordination with other Palestinian
factions, to broker a peaceful settlement to the conflict. (end)
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