Ill-fated claims have been unveiled by BBC's Panorama claiming that UK taxpayers’ money has been used to support the police force and fundamentalists based in Syria.
It turns out that the police have been working with courts accused of torture and summary executions. One of the cases revealed that cops from the British-backed Free Syrian Police are alleged to have closed roads so two women could be stoned to death.
Around April of this year, a statement was released by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson indicating that the UK would hand over another £4million. “We have managed taxpayers’ money effectively to confront terrorism”
However, the Foreign Office has now suspended all funding while Panorama’s claims, which will be aired on BBC1 tonight, are investigated. A company from Britain, identified as Adam Smith International runs the police project and last night it insisted that it was an un-armed community force.
The spokesman revealed that: “We have managed taxpayers’ money effectively to confront terrorism and bring security to communities.”
There are also documents that show some police officers in Aleppo handed cash to the extremist group in control of the area, which has been linked to the beheading of a young prisoner. One of the government officials revealed that: “We take any allegations of co-operation with terrorist groups and of human rights abuses extremely seriously.”