Algeria confirms it killed jihadist chief behind beheading

Tuesday 23 Dec 2014

The Algerian army confirmed on Tuesday that it has killed the head of the jihadist Jund al-Khilafa group that decapitated a Frenchman in September.

The body of Abdelmalek Gouri, who claimed responsibility for the beheading of Frenchman Herve Gourdel, was identified at the end of an operation in the town of Isser "that allowed us to eliminate three terrorists," the army said in a statement.

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