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Video showing French hostage in Algeria authentic: Paris

Posted Sep 22, 2014 by AFP
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.
Smoke rises from clashes between the army and Islamists near Tizi Ouzou  east of Algiers  on August ...
Smoke rises from clashes between the army and Islamists near Tizi Ouzou, east of Algiers, on August 29, 2007, in Algeria
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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.