Algerian Militants Linked To ISIS Behead French Hostage



This is so sad. Herve Gourdel, 55, was captured by the Islamist group Jund al-Khilifa while hiking in the Djurdjura National Park on Sunday just one day after he arrived in Algeria for a walking holiday. A video featuring Mr Gourdel was released yesterday in which the militants threatened to kill the French national unless France stops bombing ISIS targets in Iraq by the end of the day. The footage prompted some 1,500 Algerian forces to comb through the restive, mountainous Tizi Ouzou region in the east of Algeria – desperately trying to save Mr Gourdel before it was too late. The Algerian murderers referred to their group as Jund al-Khilifa – which means ‘caliphate soldiers.’