True mastermind of Paris terror attacks ‘still at large’

The man initially believed to have masterminded the Paris attacks was only a “coordinator” and French intelligence have now discovered the true identity of the terrorist leader who planned the massacre, it emerged on Thursday.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian-Moroccan killed by police five days after the November 13 atrocities, was only a go-between, not a senior figure, the head of France’s external intelligence agency told a parliamentary inquiry.

“We know the mastermind but I will remain discreet on this point,” Bernard Bajolet testified to a committee of MPs.