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Qaeda source confirms leader slain, fuelling hostage fears

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An Al-Qaeda source has confirmed the death of one of the leaders of the organisation's north African wing, in the most significant success yet for the French-led operation against Islamist fighters in Mali. 

One of the leaders of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abdelhamid Abou Zeid is shown in an undisclosed place, December 25, 2012. An Al-Qaeda source has confirmed Zeid's death, in the most significant success yet for the French-led operation against Islamist fighters in Mali.

But there were no public celebrations in Paris on Monday as relatives of hostages held in the region voiced fears the development leaves their loved ones at greater risk and called for a pause in the bombing to allow for negotiations aimed at securing their release.

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