Police arrest a man at Napoleon Hotel in Hamra, Friday, June 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Security forces Friday arrested 17 men after raiding a hotel in Beirut following a tip-off that terror suspects linked to a plot to kill Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri had sought refuge there, security sources told The Daily Star.The sources said 200 police officers from the Internal Security Forces' Information Branch and General Security blocked all roads leading to the Napoleon Hotel on Hamra Street around 10 a.m.The security sources told The Daily Star that 12 suspects of differing nationalities had been arrested in the Napoleon hotel, with another five people arrested around the area. Security sources and witnesses said a police force also stormed the nearby Casa D'or Hotel shortly before raiding Napoleon, arresting one suspect.
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