Pro-ISIS fighters in Algeria released a video today of hostage Hervé Gourdel who was kidnapped this weekend.
The hostage delivered a message to President Francois Hollande:
“I am in the hands of Jund al-Khilifa, an Algerian armed group. This armed group is asking me to ask you (President Francois Hollande) to not intervene in Iraq. They are holding me as a hostage and I ask you Mr President to do everything to get me out of this bad situation and I thank you.”
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The pro-ISIS group gave France twenty-four hours to stop “the aggression against ISIL” or they will behead their hostage.
In the video the man says his name is Hervé Gourdel, 55.. Gourdel is a photographer and mountain guide.