Hollande confirms killing of French hostage in Algeria

By on September 25, 2014


French President Francois Hollande. Frederic Legrand / Shutterstock
French President Francois Hollande. Frederic Legrand / Shutterstock

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande confirmed on Wednesday the death of a French man abducted in eastern Algeria by a group linked to Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

At a UN General Assembly meeting in New York city, Hollande affirmed that Herve Gourde, 55, seized by the Caliphate Soldiers, was “cowardly and cruelly murdered.”

“This assassination will reinforce our determination to continue fighting terrorism everywhere. We will continue the combat against Daesh. Military air strikes will therefore continue,” Hollande stressed. (PNA/Xinhua)
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