Herve Gourdel, the French citizen captured by Algerian Islamic State-allied jihadist group Jund al-Khilafa, has been beheaded in Algeria. France has confirmed the authenticity of the video.
Algeria (officially: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria) is an African country located in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers. Algeria has a total area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), 90% of which is desert. Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Arab world and Africa (following the partition of Sudan), as well as on the Mediterranean. The country is bordered in the northeast by Tunisia, in the east by Libya, in the west by Morocco, in the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The official language of Algeria is Arabic.
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Jund al-Khilifa, an Algerian jihadist group that recently broke away from al-Qaeda to join the Islamic State, has threatened to execute a French hostage within the next 24 hours unless the French government halts its airstrikes in Iraq, against the… Read More ›
Former members of the North African wing of global terror group al-Qaeda have separated off, declaring allegiance to the self-declared Islamic State currently active in Syria and Iraq.
The wreckage of a missing Air Algerie plane has been discovered in Mali, near the border with Burkina Faso. Rescue crews have been dispatched to the area but the initial reports describe the plane as being in a “state of disintegration”.
An Air Algerie flight, carrying 110 passengers and 6 crew members, from Burkina Faso reportedly disappeared from radar 50 minutes into its flight early Thursday morning.