Al-Qaeda beheads French hostage


The North African branch of AL-Qaeda claims to have beheaded a French hostage in retaliation for the intervention of France in Mali. This reports the Mauritanian news agency ANI.


Philippe Verdon, together with a fellow countryman on 24 November at their hotel in Mali was kidnapped on March 10 would have been slain.

The French Foreign Ministry declined to comment.

Since mid-January at least 4,000 French soldiers fighting together with African troops in Mali against Islamic militants with ties to the terrorist organization al-Qaeda.


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