Sept. 22, 2014: In this still image from video published on the Internet by a group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, a captive Frenchman appeals to French President Francois Hollande to help free him. The Frenchman, whom the ministry described as a 55-year-old mountain guide, said he was taken hostage by the group on Sunday and reiterated its demands that the French military end its airstrikes in Iraq. The group said it was answering a call by Islamic State group spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani to attack Americans and Europeans. (AP)
A terrorism watchdog says an Algerian extremist group linked to the Islamic State has decapitated a French hostage in retaliation for France’s airstrikes against militants.