French hostage reportedly beheaded in Algeria

(AGI) Washington, Sept. 24 - French hostage Herve PierreGourdel, 55, has reportedly been beheaded by the Algerianmilitiamen belonging to Jund al-Khilifa, an organisation linkedto the Sunni jihadists of the Islamic State. Gourdel had askedFrancois Hollande to stop air strikes in Iraq, warning that ifthis did not happen he would be killed. The French presidentrefused to negotiate. The video was found on-line by theAmerican organisation SITE, specialised in monitoring jihadistwebsites. . .

(AGI) Washington, Sept. 24 - French hostage Herve PierreGourdel, 55, has reportedly been beheaded by the Algerianmilitiamen belonging to Jund al-Khilifa, an organisation linkedto the Sunni jihadists of the Islamic State. Gourdel had askedFrancois Hollande to stop air strikes in Iraq, warning that ifthis did not happen he would be killed. The French presidentrefused to negotiate. The video was found on-line by theAmerican organisation SITE, specialised in monitoring jihadistwebsites. . .