Jihadist video claims beheading of French hostage

September 24, 2014 6:42 PM

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Jihadist video claims beheading of French hostage

An Algerian jihadist group linked to Islamic State released a video Wednesday purportedly showing the beheading of a French tourist who was abducted on Sunday, a U.S. terrorist watchdog group says.

French President Francois Hollande confirmed the killing of Herve Gourdel, condemning it as a "cruel and cowardly" act.

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