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Algerian army kills man behind beheading of French hiker
Algerian army kills man behind beheading of French hiker

Algerian troops tracked down and killed the leader of an Islamic militant group that beheaded a French hostage on video three months ago, the country’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The execution of kidnapped French hiker Herve Gourdel by militants swearing fealty to the Islamic State shocked France and drew condemnation around the world. The Algerian military operation on Monday east of the capital, Algiers, targeted Abdelmalek Gouri, identified as the leader of the militant group Soldiers of the Caliphate, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. At least four other suspected members of the group were reported to have been killed as well, two in the initial raid and two in a...

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