The French president, François Hollande, will do everything he can to turn up the corpse of Hervé Gourdel, the French hostage who was executed by decapitation in Algeria on the 24 September. Hervé Gourdel, 55, was a mountain guide and photographer, he was an hands-on person, he has been abducted on 21st of September at 100km of Alger.
At the end of September, the Public Prosecutor’s department of Paris had opened a formal investigation after the kidnapping of Hervé Gourdel in Kabylia (Algéria), then his sequestration and his execution. Inquiry is in progress in France to solve this murder; it focuses on any facts of assassination linked with a group of terrorists from a judicial source. “Jund al-Khilafa” claims responsibility for the murder by decapitation of the French hostage, that’s a terrorist group in relation to the organisation “the Islamic state”. Hervé Gourdel has been kidnapped and executed by “Jund al-Khilafa”, an act committed in reprisal after the intervention of the France with the USA in Irak.
Next Thursday, François Hollande has said : “We will do our best to find the corpse of Hervé Gourdel, we fight for the truth, we will do everything.” The French president wants this inquiry to progress and progress quickly. Hervé Gourdel was made Chevalier de La Légion d’Honneur at a posthumous title by the prime minister with the autorisation of the president of France. François Hollande assures that the French authorities are greatly involved in this investigation, he has said that he has exchanged with the Algerian prime minister on this subject. As a priority, he tries to reassure the family of Hervé Gourdel. He has promised that France will find the body of the French hostage, that’s a commitment.
Sandy Rossi, IEJ3E