Recent concern over an influx of Europe-based rebel fighters in Syria led to a note in December from the office of EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove. Obtained by The Associated Press, the note called for improvements in the use of airline passenger information available to security officials as a method of tracking how and when rebels move to and from Syria.It also emphasized serious concern with an increase in the number of combatants traveling to and from the embattled state.

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