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Police believe six jihadi collaborators still at large in Paris

By John Lichfield

Police believe as many as six terror cell members may still be at large after the Paris attacks - one of whom has been spotted driving a car registered to the widow of one of the dead attackers, according to sources.

Two French police officials said that authorities are searching the Paris area for the Mini Cooper car registered to the widow, Hayat Boumeddiene.

A further 10,000 troops will be deployed to protect possible targets around France this week. Almost 5,000 police officers will guard the country's 717 Jewish school and synagogues.

The Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that the "threat is still present" and French officials believe that Amedy Coulibaly (32), the man who murdered four people at a kosher supermarket last Friday, was working with at least one other person.

Initial reports suggested the accomplice might be Boumeddiene (26). It was confirmed by Turkey yesterday, however, that she had arrived in Istanbul on January 2 and is now believed to be in Syria.

CCTV footage posted on a Turkish news website showed a woman it identified as Boumeddiene walking with a man to passport control at an Istanbul airport after flying in from Madrid. Meanwhile, David Cameron has promised to give the intelligence services extra surveillance powers if he wins May's general election.

The Prime Minister said he would "not allow terrorists safe space to communicate with each other".

However, his deputy Nick Clegg is expected to condemn Tory plans to revive the so-called 'snoopers' charter' today.

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