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ISIS thugs kidnapped a French man yesterday while he was on holiday in Algeria




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It has emerged that ISIS have kidnapped a French man in eastern Algeria yesterday, France’s foreign ministry said.

The kidnapping happened hours after self-proclaimed ISIS warned it would target France after Paris launched air strikes against them in Iraq.

“A French national was kidnapped on Sunday in Algeria, in the region of Tizi Ouzou, while he was on holiday there,” the deputy Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexandre Georgini.

ISIS have since posted a video
purporting to show the French man.

In it he says he has been taken by an IS splinter group, called the Caliphate Soldiers, and he calls on
President Francois Hollande to halt French ntervention in Iraq in order to save his life.

The man, who gives his name, age and date of birth, said he had arrived in Algeria on 20 September and was kidnapped the following day.

“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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