The confirmation of Gouri`s death came after the Nahar private television network said soldiers had killed him and two other militants late on Monday in Isser, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) east of Algiers.
US, Saudi and Emirati warplanes bombed oil installations in eastern Syria overnight in a bid to cut off a significant source of funding for Islamic State.
Asked about the 30,000 French citizens living in Algeria, Le Drian told RTL radio that the goal of the extremist groups is to "spread terror."
French President Francois Hollande today denounced as "cruel and cowardly" the murder of a French hostage abducted in Algeria by jihadists linked to ISIS.
The new group split away from al-Qaida's North Africa branch and declared allegiance to the al-Baghdadi's group in Iraq and Syria and has apparently adopted their tactic of killing hostages.
France's prime minister says his country won't stop fighting Islamic State militants despite demands by kidnappers holding a French hostage.
An Algerian armed group linked to the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist militants on Monday claimed responsibility for the abduction of a French tourist in Algeria, according to a video posted on internet by the group.
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."
Algeria exposed a few chinks in the German armour for France to capitalise on in the quarters.
Football’s always accompanied by ticker-tape information which tells its viewers to expect the unexpected, and there has been plenty of that in South America. Brazil 2014 has been witness to many surprises, and will be for many more.
Hilarious video of Germany's Thomas Muller falling over during the free kick routine against Algeria.
In the eyes of most football fans, Germany should have cruised to victory against Algeria in their pre-quarters last night. However, the reality was far from it.
Loew singled out Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for an impressive display to repeatedly thwart Algeria's attacks until Abdelmoumene Djabou claimed a late consolation goal.
Substitute Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil scored in extra time Monday to lead Germany over an aggressive Algeria 2-1 and into the World Cup quarterfinals.
Algeria goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi insists his side's 2-1 extra-time defeat to Germany was not down to his team-mates' observance of Ramadan as the Desert Foxes bowed out of the World Cup.
Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is well known for his shot-stopping prowess but last night against Algeria, he played a different but important role, that of 'Sweeper-keeper' where he used his feet to great effect and bailed Germany out on numerous occasions. Germany edged out a battling Algeria 2-1.
Live updates of the World Cup last 16 stage as France take on Nigeria and Germany face Algeria.
Germany coach Joachim Loew thinks the "Disgrace of Gijon" was too long ago for Algeria to seek revenge in Monday's second-round World Cup match in Porto Alegre.
The holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims must go without food, drink or sex from sun-up to sun-down, overlaps with the remainder of the tournament for the first time since 1986.
It was back in 1982 that Germany and Austria played out what went down in the history books as the "Disgrace of Gijon" to eliminate Algeria from the World Cup.