Danish govt seeks Syria travel ban after arrests

Armed police patrol in Copenhagen Airport, on March 22, 2016, in Copenhagen, DenmarkDenmark’s government said Friday it wanted to ban travel to areas where terror groups were operating in conflict zones in a bid to facilitate the prosecution of fighters returning from Syria. The move came in the same week that five men were detained in Denmark on suspicion of having joined the Islamic State jihadist group while in Syria. “It will simply be prohibited to set foot in certain areas,” Justice Minister Soren Pind said in a statement.

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