National police chief Major-General Abdul Razzaq Aslan Lazz on Monday said that a new group of members of the National Police Corps (NPC) operating in northern and eastern rural Aleppo is preparing to enter the towns of Souran and Akhtrein.
The new batch of the police force consists of around 600 policemen who will be deployed to police stations in these two towns, Lazz said. Members of NPC were deployed in the town of Azaz near the Turkish border months ago.
Lazz pointed out that NPC is composed of a civilian police force and special forces whose task is to ensure public security in the area.
The new batch of graduates received training in the police stations distributed in the towns of rural Aleppo, Lazz added. The move is part of a comprehensive plan that has been under development by the national security apparatus since February 2017.
Lazz pointed out that NPC and the public security service in northern rural Aleppo have recently announced they will recruit policewomen to be deployed in the area. He added that female recruits will undergo training courses on ordinary tasks of the civilian police as well as on special operations and anti-terrorism operations.
After receiving training in Turkey, the first batches of NPC were deployed to security centers and police stations in the towns and villages liberated by the FSA groups in northern rural Aleppo as part of the Turkish-backed Operation Shield of the Euphrates. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Inab Baladi)