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Al-Qaeda says French hostage killed in Mali

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A French hostage has been executed in Mali, a man claiming to be a spokesman for Al-Qaeda in North Africa told Mauritania's ANI news agency. 

French national Philippe Verdon is shown in Moroni on January 6, 2004. A French foreign office spokesman said they were trying to verify a claim by Al-Qaeda in North Africa of the killing of Verdon, who was kidnapped in November 2011, adding that "we don't know at the moment" whether it is reliable.

A French foreign office spokesman said Paris was trying to verify the report of the killing of Philippe Verdon, who was kidnapped in November 2011, adding that "we don't know at the moment" whether it was reliable.

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