Another waltz of departures and arrivals at the head of the General Directorate of Documentation and External Security (DGDSE). Appointed on July 20 at the head of this department of foreign intelligence services, Major General Abdelghani Rachedi was relieved of his duties on September 3 to be replaced by another general-major, M’henna Djebbar.
Algeria: game of musical chairs at the head of intelligence
No official reason has been advanced by the presidency and the Ministry of Defense to justify the sudden departure of Rachedi, who was also head of the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) between April 2020 and July 2022. But, according to our information, this is explained by his health concerns. In recent weeks, he has been evacuated abroad for treatment, which now requires him to be away from ses functions.