Islamic State-linked group threatens to kill French hostage in Algeria


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Algiers (AFP) - An Algerian group linked to Islamic State group jihadists threatened to kill a French hostage within 24 hours unless Paris halts air strikes on the IS in Iraq, in a video posted Monday.

Jund al-Khilifa (Soldiers of the Caliphate), which has pledged allegiance to IS, said in the video that it carried out Sunday’s kidnapping of the Frenchman in a mountainous region of eastern Algeria where Al-Qaeda is active.

The hostage, Herve Pierre Gourdel, white-haired and bespectacled, is shown squatting on the ground flanked by two hooded men clutching Kalashnikov assault rifles, as he asks for French President Francois Hollande to intervene

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I don’t think the West should get intimadated by these cowards. People from the West have to stop going to these countries run by extremists nothing good can come out of it.


#3

This will probably cause the French to be even more active against Isis. People who are wandering around Islamic counties are not very wise - to say the least.

Linus2nd


#4

I guess this is the first I have heard of this.

What was this man doing over there?


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