Six French have passports confiscated for planning Syria trip: Security source

Six French citizens have had their passports confiscated after allegedly planning to travel to Syria, a security source said on Monday -- the first time the measure has been used. 

Paris: Six French citizens have had their passports confiscated after allegedly planning to travel to Syria, a security source said on Monday -- the first time the measure has been used. 

The source said the six were "imminently" about to travel to Syria. The right to remove passports was introduced as part of a raft of new counter-terrorism laws in November. 
 

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