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Britain Resumes Financial Support for Terrorists in Syria: Media Sources

29 December 2017 15:24

 

Syrian media sources revealed on Thursday that the British government has dropped its so-called ban on financial support for the Free Police in areas controlled by al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Northern Syria.

Aleppo “Free” police chief, Brigadier Adib Shalaf, was quoted as saying by Syria’s al-Watan newspaper that Britain has resumed its financial aid “but not through official channels”.

The British Foreign Office said earlier this month that it had stopped financing the Justice and Community Security project known as Ajax, which provides support for the Syrian Free Police, which is deployed in a number of Syrian areas.

The British decision came against the backdrop of information published by the British network “BBC” which accused the free police to deal with the militant factions, in addition to accusing it of human rights violations, and financial corruption.

“The Free police have been getting support from Adam Smith International since early 2014, and Britain is not the only one to support,” Schlaff said. “There are other countries supporting the project, the United States, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany and Denmark.”

The Free Police in Idlib, Aleppo, Western and Southern Aleppo, and the northern suburbs of Aleppo have 3,300 police and officers, most of them dissident police who have been trained in Turkey and cooperate with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorist group.

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