THE Islamic State jihadi behind the merciless killings in Paris last November is still feared to be at large, according to French intelligence.
Bernard Bajolet, head of the French secret service, remained coy on the true identity of the evil mastermind but said the force were doing their best to bring the perpetuator to justice.
He confirmed terrorist Abaaoud did not plan the devastating attacks on several locations around Paris which left 130 dead and many scores injured.
It follows as members of an elite section of gendarmes, a section of French paramilitary officers charged with police responsibilities, condemned their commander Colonel Hubert Bonneau for not leading his men into the line of fire during the savage bloodbath.
A letter in French weekly newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné said: “Colonel Bonneau quite simply forgot to be a gendarme. We are ashamed of him and we are ashamed of ourselves.
“While we were standing by with about 40 people, ready to stop the killings, the colonel waited until he was summoned.”
The parliamentary inquiry today revealed there was a lack of coordination between soldiers and police during the attacks.