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Police forces block the area of the presidential palace, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Syrian passport at Paris attack scene belonged to asylum seeker

THE LEVANT NEWS — ATHENS: A Syrian passport found by police at the scene of the mass shooting in a Paris concert hall belonged to an asylum seeker who registered on a Greek island in October, a Greek minister said Saturday.

“We confirm that the Syrian passport holder came through the Greek island of Leros on Oct. 3 where he was registered under EU rules,” said a statement issued by Nikos Toskas, the minister for citizen protection.

It has not been confirmed that the passport belonged to one of the attackers, but French police are investigating.

Source: Agence France Presse

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