Algerian Islamic extremists behead French hostage

September 25, 2014 6:05 AM

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The killing of Herve Gourdel, a mountaineer kidnapped while hiking in Algeria, was a "cowardly assassination," French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday, but he vowed to continue the strikes.

"Herve Gourdel is dead because he is the representative of a people - ours - that defends human dignity against barbarity," Hollande said on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York.

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