Execution threat for Frenchman kidnapped in Algeria

The Jund al-Khilafa group kidnapped and threatened to kill a Frenchman in the mountainous Tizi Ouzou region in northern Algeria, where al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is active. The kidnappers demanded that France halt its attacks against the ISIL in northern Iraq and Syria.

As hostilities increase to halt the ISIL movement, threats against citizens of the involved countries may increase. Travellers should be very cautious and avoid areas that lack guarantees for personal security.

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