Holder of Syrian passport found in Paris attack sought asylum in Serbia
French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris - REUTERS

BELGRADE: The holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night’s attacks in Paris passed through Serbia last month where he sought asylum, the Serbian Interior Ministry said.

“One of the suspected terrorists, A.A., who is of interest to the French security agencies, was registered on the Presevo border crossing on October 7 this year, where he formally sought asylum,” the ministry said in a statement.

The Presevo border crossing separates Serbia from Macedonia.

“Checks have confirmed that his details match those of the person who on October 3 was identified in Greece. There was no Interpol warrant issued against this person.”

Greek authorities had said on Saturday the passport matched that used by a refugee who arrived on the Greek island of Leros on Oct. 3.

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