Europe Passport control: Two cases test new anti-terrorism tactics in France, UK

Both countries now allow officials to seize the passports of those suspected of planning travel to join a militant group. France has confiscated the passports of six individuals, but the UK was too late to stop three schoolgirls.

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Authorities in France have confiscated the passports of six French nationals allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join the self-described Islamic State, a first in the country’s invigorated campaign against Islamic extremism.