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Syrian opposition forms force to hold its army accountable

There's a new sheriff in town, so to speak, now that the Syrian Interim Government has established a military police unit in northern Aleppo.
Fighters from Free Syrian Army (National Brigade) demonstrate their skills during a military display as part of a graduation ceremony in the Syrian city of al-Bab, Syria September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - RC13EEB7DF60

ALEPPO COUNTRYSIDE, Syria — The Syrian opposition is taking steps to police its own army.

The Syrian Interim Government's recently formed National Army will now answer to a 300-member military police force in the Aleppo province of northern Syria, where Turkey conducted its Operation Euphrates Shield with the help of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The 22,000-member National Army is comprised of fighters from about 30 FSA factions.

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