ISIS ally in Algeria, Jund al-Khilafa, beheads French hostage

ISIS ally in Algeria, Jund al-Khilafa, beheads French hostage

[Ed. – France has conducted air strikes now, and must “pay.”]

France has confirmed that an Algerian jihadist group linked to Islamic State (IS) militants has beheaded tourist Herve Gourdel, seized on Sunday.

Jund al-Khilafa killed Mr Gourdel, 55, after its deadline for France to halt air strikes on IS in Iraq ran out.

French President Francois Hollande condemned the killing as a “cruel and cowardly” act.

He said that French air strikes which began on IS targets in Iraq last week would continue. …

“It is not weakness that should be the response to terrorism but force,” he said.

Jund al-Khilafa posted a video of Mr Gourdel being killed which was entitled “Message of blood for the French government”.

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