A picture taken in the Syrian village of Aqrabat, in the Harem district of Idlib province on the border with Turkey, on October 8, 2017. / AFP / Omar haj kadour
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Britain halted a foreign aid scheme to fund policing in rebel-held areas of Syria worth millions Monday, following allegations the money had ended up with militants or been misappropriated.The scheme, funded by Britain and five other countries, has reportedly been running since 2014, with the aim of establishing a civilian Free Syrian Police force in rebel-held parts of the country.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced earlier this year that Britain was committing an extra 4 million pounds for the Free Syrian Police project.
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