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US voices concern over convicted November 17 still at large

The US government has expressed its concern regarding convicted November 17 member Christodoulos Xeros’s failure to report in as part of his furlough obligations on Tuesday, local media reported on Wednesday.

According to Mega television channel, speaking to the network's US-based Michalis Ignatiou late on Tuesday a State Department spokesperson noted that the country was deeply concerned that a convicted member of the terrorist group which has murdered five US Embassy staffers in Greece, was at large.

The spokesperson said that the US government was working together with Greek officials regarding the case and asked the Greek government to locate Xeros and send him back to prison.

The State Department official further noted that the two countries were partners in the war against terrorism.

Xeros was granted a nine-day furlough on January 1 but failed to report to police on Tuesday after presenting himself to the authorities regularly on the previous days.

The 55-year-old has been serving multiple life terms at high security Korydallos Prison in Athens.

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