ISIS-Offshoot Beheads Another Algeria

Posted: Sep 24, 2014 12:20 PM

According to SITE Intelligence Group, an ISIS offshoot organization operating in the north African country of Algeria has beheaded a French hostage. More from the BBC:

An Algerian jihadist group has released a video that appears to show the beheading of French tourist Herve Gourdel, who was seized on Sunday.

Jund al-Khilafa, an ally of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq, had set a 24-hour deadline for France to halt air strikes on IS in Iraq.

Mr Gourdel, 55, was abducted in the north-east Kabylie region.

France is part of the coalition group helping the U.S. bomb ISIS in Iraq.

The beahading video was released shortly after President Obama gave a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. French officials are standing their ground and will not pull back on their partnership with the U.S. against ISIS in Iraq. 

This post has been updated.