Free Police in Idlib announces suspension of its work until further notice
Idlib - SMART
On Thursday, the Free Police in the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria, announced a suspension of its work until further notice.
In a statement, the Free Police said, “, After the cessation of support for police stations last September (..) We have continued to work in the service of the people (..) but due to the recent circumstances in the liberated areas in which we are announcing the suspension of our work until further notice.
The Free Police added that they would hand over the headquarters, equipment, and furniture of the stations to the local councils located in those areas. It will also hand over the rented headquarters to their owners.
The Free Police announcement of the work suspension coincided with the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham raid on the station and the village of al-Ghadfa on earlier Thursday.
The Free Police was founded in Idlib in August 2012 and later opened several centers in different villages and towns in the governorate, according to the statement.
The Free Police is composed of dissident officers and members from the Syrian government security branches, and civilian volunteers. Free Police members in Northern Syria receive training in Turkey and work in coordination with the Free Syrian Army and the judiciary.