A Turkish official has told the Guardian that French authorities were informed twice about the suicide bomber Omar Ismaïl Mostefai by Turkey, but only received an information request about him after the Paris attacks.


It was only after the Paris attacks that the Turkish authorities received an information request about Omar Ismail Mostefai from France.


Paris prosecutors have identified two more suicide bombers from Friday’s attacks as Ahmad Al Mohammad and Samy Amimour.




Syrian passport holder Al Mohammad, who is said to have blown himself up at the Stade de France, is said to have passed with refugees through the Greek island of Leros.


A French official has identified the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks as Belgian-born Abdelhamid Abaaoud.


French police continue to hunt for Salah Abdeslam, believed to beone of three brothers involved in Friday night’s attack, who is on the run.


A major operation is taking place in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek aimed at finding Salah Abdeslam, though Belgian prosecutors said it was unclear if he was in the house that was the focus of the raid.


It has emerged French police stopped Salah Abdeslam and two other men close to the border with Belgium, but allowed them to go on their way because their names were not yet on any wanted list.


Abdeslam’s brother Mohamed has been released without chargeby Belgian prosecutors.


Anti-terror raids across France resulted in five arrests in Lyon and weapons seizures included a rocket launcher, flack jackets, several pistols and a Kalashnikov assault rifle.


French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has said 104 people have been placed under house arrest and 168 raids took place last night. Twenty-three people have been arrested, he added.


The death toll stands at 129 after a further three people died in hospital from their injuries, medical officials said. The attack left 352 injured, 99 critically.


French fighter jets have launched massive raids in Syria, targeting the Isis stronghold in Raqqa just two days after the group claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris.


François Hollande will take the extremely rare step of addressing the Congrès des Parliamentaires – a meeting of both houses of parliament, the Senate and the National Assembly – this afternoon at Versailles around 4pm French time.


David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has said he hopes western countries will be able to agree with Russia a joint strategy to combat Islamic State in Syria.


British sources confirmed that security forces have foiled an Isis plot in the past two months, taking the total number of thwarted attacks in the UK to seven this year.


The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, has warned that new terror attacks are being planned in France and other European countries following the carnage in Paris.


The Guardian