Latest reports indicate that Hayat Boumeddiene, France's most wanted woman, and the wife of the terrorist gunman who killed four hostages after storming a Parisian kosher grocery, may have fled to Syria via Turkey.
The 26-year-old woman, whom the French police have described as "armed and dangerous", left France on 2 January and entered Syria via Turkey on 8 January, ABC News reported citing a French police source "with close knowledge of the case".
The French police have listed the woman as 'wanted' and launched an intense manhunt for her after her husband Amedy Coulibaly was shot dead shortly after he killed a police officer and took hostage at a grocery store last Friday.
Boumeddiene is said to be suspected of being involved in the killing of the policewoman in a Paris suburb on Thursday with Coulibaly.
The Wall Street Journal also cited "people familiar with the matter" on Saturday as saying that Boumeddiene had left France before Paris saw the three-day-long violence, beginning with the Charlie Hebdo magazine attack last Wednesday.
Recognising the source as a senior Turkish official, the paper reported that Boumeddiene flew to Turkey with one companion on 2 January and landed on Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Although the source did not specify who her companion was, he reportedly added that Turkish intelligence had been in contact with the French officials.
The duo stayed in the Turkish capital until 4 January before flying to southeastern city of Urfa and most likely headed to Syria, the official said.
"After Urfa, we lost track of them... they most likely crossed into Syria," the official said adding: "She used no ports or no vehicles that we know of to exit turkey."
The 26-year-old has reportedly been in a relationship with Caulibaly since 2010. She lived in Caulibaly's apartment when he was in prison for trying to help Paris metro bomber Smain Ait Ali Belkacem flee from the prison.