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    France Asks Greece to Help Trace Terrorist Suspects

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    France has asked Greece for assistance in tracing suspected Islamic State (Daesh) members travelling through the country to western Europe, local media reported Sunday, citing a well-informed source.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French authorities have submitted a request via Eurojust, the European Union’s judicial cooperation unit, asking to share information on migrants travelling through Greece, the source told the Kathimerini newspaper.

    The French side is looking to get access to the Greek police electronic database in order to find out whether those migrants who entered Europe through Greece have any links to Daesh, the daily said.

    In July, two terror attacks took place in France, the responsibility for which has been claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group, outlawed in many countries worldwide including Russia. On July 14, a truck rammed into a large crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing at least 84. On July 26, two armed men took five people hostage at the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray church in Normandy, killing a priest.

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