In several areas in rural Dara’a, the Free Police have formed patrols at the roadblocks and military checkpoints controlled by the opposition factions, in order to reduce the security chaos in the province, particularly in light of the proliferation of improvised explosive devices and vandalism.
Police officer Abdullah Awad told SY24: “We are deployed at the road junctions that connect towns and villages in rural Dara’a, and our surveillance is not limited to identifying IEDs inside the liberated areas only, but also on roads that lead to regime-controlled areas.”
Awad added, “The Free Police, by taking this measure, seeks to reduce the pressure on the military factions that are deployed on the fronts against the forces of the regime. The regime fights the factions in battles and through the sleeper cells that they implanted in our liberated areas, and we are aiming to limit the latter.”
Awad concluded: “Our work is not confined to only checkpoints, but we are conducting round-the-clock patrols to control any attempted sabotage or bombing among our people. We hope all the police stations deployed in Dara’a will cooperate with each other to reduce the security chaos, and increase their security measures to further protect civilians”.
Free Police officers are deployed in several areas in Dara’a province, namely the city of Boura al-Sham, Umm al-Mayan, and Dara’a city, and other areas in the eastern rural parts of the province. The Free Police do not fulfill a combat role, as their job is limited to solving problems by peaceful means, and fulfilling a prominent role in the implementation of services for civilians.