On Wednesday, a new video was released that appears to show the beheading of a French tourist by an Algerian group affiliated with ISIS.
Herve Gourdel, who was 55 years old, was seized on Sunday. An ally of the group had set a 24-hour deadline for France to halt air strikes on IS in Iraq. The group has also threatened to kill Alan Henning, a taxi driver from the UK, who was seized while on an aid mission to Syria in December.
France’s public position is that it does not negotiate with militant groups but there have been reports of French citizens being released in West Africa after ransoms have been paid.
ABC’s Cheri Preson, who is on assignment, joined us from London for Tom Rivers.
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