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The EU anti terrorist co-ordinator has announced the possibility of travel ban  and other punitive measures against  individuals  identified as people who may be travelling to fight in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

The countries involved in the plan are, the UK, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden,  Netherlands, Belgium, France,and Germany.

Some countries have already taken actions among them United Kingdom which has charged some citizens using parts of its existing anti terrorism laws ,The Netherlands who refused passports to at least 10 citizens suspected of planning to travel to Syria for jihad

Seven Dutch militants were reported killed in Syria recently and Germany has indicates that it has up to 400 citizens involved in the conflicts.

The governments in  EU all share the common  concern that the conflicts in middle east  will act as catalyst in radicalizing certain section of community and further will be a training ground in fighting urban warfare which will then haunt them within own national territories.

The terrorist incidents in Britain and Spain serves as reminder that vigilance

starts at home.

 French government officials have commented in the media in recent days about the potential for a terrorist attack in France and have said law enforcement authorities have assumed a heightened security posture. The French Ministry of Interior publicly confirmed reports that security officials are investigating relevant threat information. The Government of France’s new threat rating system, “Vigipirate,” is currently at red, the second-highest of four levels. In times of heightened security concerns, the French government augments police with armed forces, and increases visibility at high-profile locations. The Embassy maintains close communication with French law enforcement officials. At this time, we have no credible information about specific threats against U.S. interests or individuals. The Department of State continues to encourage U.S. citizens overseas to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.

7 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the “continued, unlawful” acts of armed fighters in Ukraine after reports that they are regrouping in eastern provinces, and urged Ukrainian authorities to exercise maximum restraint and protect civilians.

According to media reports, armed groups have regrouped in Donetsk and Lugansk, from which more and more residents have fled and others are trapped in zones of heavy fighting.

On 30 June, an extended ceasefire that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had put in place ended, resulting in Ukrainian forces to engage in what Mr. Ban termed “intensified military activity.”

Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said the UN chief also underscored the importance of a “renewed and lasting cease-fire upheld by all parties” and a political solution to the ongoing crisis.

“The continuation of a political and diplomatic process towards a definitive cessation of violence and a peaceful resolution of the crisis is critical,” he said.

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, last week warned against “utterly reprehensible” incitement to violence targeting women and underage girls, and destruction of civilian infrastructure.

She said that in the past week, her team had received numerous alarming reports of deaths in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, including the killing of a five-year-old girl, due to the intensified security operations.

Ms. Pillay said she was particularly disturbed by a message on the website of one leader of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic,” stating that underage children and women are legitimate targets and that the goal is to ‘immerse them in horror.’