File - Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri arrives at the National Dialogue session held at Baabda Palace, Lebanon, on Monday, June 25, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Speaker Nabih Berri is one of the main targets placed on the hit list by Muslim fundamentalist groups in Lebanon, according to a list obtained by the Internal Security Forces' Information Branch, security sources have told The Daily Star.Security agencies have warned Berri of a suspected scheme to assassinate him orchestrated by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades, the sources said.An official security apparatus recently presented a report to Berri in which it said that, following the assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Houlo Lakkis in Beirut's southern suburbs, suspicious activity around the speaker had increased.According to information obtained from sources close to Berri, the speaker received serious information from Hezbollah's central security apparatus about a plot to target him.
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