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 Syria.
"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) KUNA 282132 Dec 12NNNN