General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim arrives at the Parliament in Beirut, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim said Friday he believed the recent census on the Palestinian refugee population in Lebanon was inaccurate and that the figure was, in fact, higher than reported in the findings.The number of Syrian refugees currently living in Lebanon was also questioned. Also in December, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR reported that the number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon had dropped below 1 million since 2014 and that the majority were women and children. Ibrahim said this number was correct but that the total number of Syrians in Lebanon was now around 1.5 million, down from the General Security estimate of 1.7 million.
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