[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”.