Free Syrian Police

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Foreground: Free Syrian Police, background: White Helmets

When the Free Syrian Police (FSP) was established in Aleppo by the rebel Syrian National Coalition in 2013, it was said to be underequipped and underarmed.[1][2]

According to the then British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, the United Kingdom in 2014 was working with international donors to provide the Free Syrian Police with training, technical assistance, maintenance funds, and basic equipment.[3][4]

In early 2017, while the 3,000 or so western-backed White Helmets were being hurriedly withdrawn from Aleppo as the Syrian Army took control, the UK was reported to be providing roughly the same number of unarmed FSP officers, who were said to be undertaking community policing duties in the rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Idlib and Daraa provinces, with training and equipment.[5][6]


References

  1. "Syria opposition creates Aleppo police force". Al Jazeera. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. Abdulrahim, Raja (11 July 2014). "In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 September 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. Perry, Tom (4 October 2014). "Syria's 'Free Police' outgunned by all its foes". Reuters. Retrieved 11 September 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. Hammond, Philip. "Gifting of equipment to the Free Syrian Police". Gov.uk. Retrieved 11 September 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  5. "The ‘Free Syrian Police’ Made in the UK – Vanessa Beeley Expose West’s Shadow State Project"
  6. "Free Syrian Police go unarmed to help their community"


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