Republican Guard (Lebanon)

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Emblem of the Republican Guard

The Republican Guard Brigade (Arabic: الحرس الجمهوري اللبناني‎‎) is a unit in the Lebanese Army, attached to the Directorate-General of the Presidency of Lebanon.

The brigade comprises a 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion, a Support Battalion, and a Logistics Battalion. The commander in 2005 was Brigadier General Mustafa Hamdan, who was accused of complicity in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in February 2005 and later released from prison without being cleared as innocent along with three other generals in April 2009. When President Lahoud stepped down at the end of his office, the brigade was reattached to the Army General Command.


The insignia of the Presidential Guard Brigade consists of:

  1. The Lebanese flag in the form of a shield.
  2. ‌‌ A wreath composed of two fronds of laurel and oak leaves.
  3. ‌‌ Two crossed swords.
  4. The background of the insignia is a shield colored navy blue.

‌The Lebanese flag is in the middle of the insignia, the two swords in its background, the wreath surrounding it. above it are inscribed the words "Republican Guard".