UK revives aid scheme halted over alleged payments to Syrian jihadists

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Shadow development secretary Kate Osamor questions depth of Foreign Office inquiry as project funding Free Syrian Police is reinstated

The government has resurrected a controversial multimillion-pound aid scheme to train a civilian police force that was alleged to have given cash to extremists in Syria, the Guardian can reveal.

The UK-backed project was suspended in November last year, after an investigation found that the Free Syrian Police were paying off militants, listing dead and fictitious people on their payroll, and working with courts engaged in human rights abuses.

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