Lebanon: one intelligence agency to rule them all

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Since Michel Aoun’s election as President of Lebanon, the General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) and its pro-Hezbollah head, Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, have gained influence. The President purged the Lebanese intelligence community of any potential adversary of Hezbollah’s growing grip over the State’s apparatus. This recent trend could lead to a national centralization of the intelligence community under the umbrella of the GDGS.