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Mar 24, 2024

Merging of Security Branches Cosmetic, Means Little in Practice

Although Syria has only four security branches, Syrians perceive that there are "hundreds of branches." This is simply because no one knows what each branch does; many of them have other nicknames and each spies on the others.

The recent merging of two of the top-tier branches (reducing the total to three instead of four) is, in practice, meaningless.

P.S. The mapping here is from the Observatory of Political and Economic Networks

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