Jihadists claim beheading of Frenchman captured in Algeria

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 AlgeriaAlgiers (AFP) – Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group claimed to have beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria in a video posted online Wednesday, after Paris rejected their demand to halt strikes in Iraq.

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