French hostage reportedly beheaded by ISIS-linked group in Algeria!/bouckap/status/514798304937668611

#ISIS-linked group in Algeria reportedly behead French citizen Herve #Gourdel. #France

— E | Resistance (@ResistanceER) September 24, 2014

French tourist Herve Gourdel has been killed by an Algerian jihadi group, according to a video posted on Twitter.

— BBC Newsbeat (@BBCNewsbeat) September 24, 2014

Jund al-Khilafah, Algerian splinter group of Al Qaeda, executed Hervé Gourdel on Wed

— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) September 24, 2014

French media reporting the murder by beheading of French Hervé Gourdel by djihadists affiliated with IS.

— Agnes Poirier (@AgnesCPoirier) September 24, 2014



According to BBC News, Gourdel, 55 years old, was seized on Sunday in the unsettled north-east Kabylie area of Algeria.

Islamic State militants warned on Sunday they would target Americans and other Western citizens, “especially the spiteful and filthy French”, after French jets joined the US in carrying out strikes in Iraq on IS targets.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.


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