PARIS, September 23. /ITAR-TASS/. France’s Foreign Ministry has said a video of a French man kidnapped in Algeria was genuine.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius made this statement on New York on Tuesday, according to Agence France Presse (AFP).
“We confirm the authenticity of the video showing images of French hostage Herve Gourdel, kidnapped in Algeria in the region of Tizi Ozou on Sunday,” the ministry said in a statement. “The threats made by this terrorist group shows once again the extreme cruelty of Daech (Islamic State) and those who say are affiliated to it.