Syrian fighter jets bomb Palestinian refugee camp

Free Syrian Army fighters took control over a military academy north of Aleppo after battling government forces for several hours. Photo: AP

Activists and local residents said at least eight people were killed when air strikes hit the Abdel Qader Husseini Mosque in the camp that was being used as a makeshift shelter for more than 600 people who had escaped heavy fighting in neighbouring districts.

Abu Mohammed, a resident in the area, said that a second bomb struck close to a school that was also filled with refugee families.

"Although the people taking shelter in the Fallujah School are afraid, they really have nowhere else to go," he said.

The attack came hours after Syrian rebel groups made advances into the camp, a poor area inhabited by many of the approximately 500,000 Palestinians living in Syria....

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