France launches fresh Iraq strikes as country mourns hostage

An undated recent handout photo shows 55-year-old Herve Gourdel, who was kidnapped on September 21, 2014 by Jund al-Khilifa, a group linked to radical Islamic State (IS) militants in the mountainous Tizi Ouzou region in eastern AlgeriaParis (AFP) – France carried out a fresh round of air strikes in Iraq Thursday as it renewed its determination to fight Islamic State jihadists after the beheading of hostage Herve Gourdel.

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