French in­tel­li­gence blamed for Paris at­tacks


The most glar­ing slip-up was the fail­ure to flag up the ar­rest of a Mon­tene­grin sus­pect in Bavaria 10 days ago in a car packed with Kalash­nikovs and grenades – with Paris in his sat-nav. The in­for­ma­tion was passed to In­ter­pol but a re­port said the French did not seem to be in­ter­ested. One of the killers, Omar Is­mail Moste­fai, was a Parisian who had been on a ter­ror­ist list for five years.

The petty crim­i­nal with eight con­vic­tions is thought to have trav­elled to Syria in the past two years. The dis­cov­ery of a Syr­ian pass­port be­long­ing to one of the ter­ror­ists sug­gests one or two of them might have en­tered Europe as part of the wave of Mid­dle East refugees.

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