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article imageVideo showing French hostage in Algeria authentic: Paris

By AFP     Sep 22, 2014 in World

A video showing a Frenchman kidnapped in Algeria by a group linked to Islamic State jihadists is authentic, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday.

"The foreign affairs ministry confirmed, unfortunately, the authenticity of the video which carries the images of Herve Gourdel," Fabius told a New York press conference, calling it an "extremely critical" situation.

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