France seizes passports of six suspected jihadists headed for Syria

February 23, 2015 7:42 PM

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Paris: Six French citizens have had their passports confiscated and 40 more will be banned from leaving the country after allegedly planning to travel to Syria and Iraq, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said.

It is the first time the measure has been used in France following its introduction as part of a raft of new counter-terrorism laws in November.

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