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France Won't Abandon Fight Against Isis Despite Citizen's Abduct

The click here. 55-year-old man was abducted in Algeria on Monday by a splinter group from Al Qaeda's North African branch. The Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of review the Caliphate, said it would kill him unless France halts it airstrikes in Iraq within 24 hours. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Manuel Valls said Tuesday on Europe 1 radio that French authorities are "doing everything" to try to free the hostage, but won't negotiate with his captors. "If we cede, if we retreat one inch, that would hand victory" to the militants, he said. French forces on Friday joined the U.S. in carrying out airstrikes against extremists who have overrun large areas of Syria and Iraq. Algerian authorities reported massive searches involving the army, gendarmes and village guards throughout the Djura Djura mountain range, part of the Kabylie region where Herve Gourdel was kidnapped. A mountain guide in France, the Nice native was on a hiking trip with two Algerian friends when his car was stopped by militants Sunday night. <br>More:

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