The Free Police Force in Idlib launched an awareness campaign to warn residents of the danger of improvised explosive devices. Organizers of the campaign said that they aim to “ensure the safety of civilians, especially after improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and car bombs have killed and maimed scores of civilians.”
Launched under the title ‘IEDs of Death’, the campaign aims to warn the civilian population about the dangers of IEDs and unexploded ordnance (UXO) which are spread throughout the northern Syrian province.
Abdurrahman Bayyoush, deputy communications officer of the Free Police Force in Idlib, said that the campaign seeks to raise awareness about the UXO and IEDs hazards and to teach civilians how to deal with them. Organizers of the campaign urged civilians to immediately report any suspicious objects to the nearest police stations.
The campaign is characterized by active participation of female police members who are making field visits and giving lectures for women in cooperation with women’s offices in the local councils in the province.
The campaign utilizes various tools and means, including the distribution of pamphlets, manuals, and brochures in the streets and squares as well as to private and public bus drivers.
The campaign is targeted at large civilian gatherings such as schools where volunteers can communicates directly with schoolchildren to raise their awareness about IEDs and UXO hazards. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)