French police have let a key Paris suspect slip through their fingers, with Belgium-born Salah Abdeslam questioned and released near the Belgian border soon after the attacks.
The 26-year-old is now the subject of an international manhunt after being identified as the only surviving terrorist from the attacks that left 129 people dead.
Officials have revealed Abdeslam was questioned, had his papers checked and was then released near the Belgian border by French police, just hours after the attacks.
Security sources said two of his brothers were also involved and that one of the brothers, 31-year-old Brahim Abdeslam, died in the attacks, while the other has been arrested in Belgium.
It is understood Salah Abdeslam is the only attacker still alive, with seven others killed in the attacks. Source: abc.net.au