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HTS takes over opposition police stations in northern Syria

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has told officers of the Free Syrian Police in northern Syria to hand over their stations and join the Islamic police, or find new jobs.

The so-called Syrian Salvation Government (SSG), linked with extremist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), has stripped the opposition-affiliated Free Syrian Police officers of their jobs, breaking its promise not to interfere after HTS took control of western Aleppo province in mid-January.

The SSG had promised it wouldn't intervene in the work of any civilian entity, according to Brig. Gen. Adib Shallaf, the Free Syrian Police chief.

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