FILE - This image taken from video and provided by U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group Thursday Sept. 30, 2010 shows a foreign hostage who was among seven seized in Niger by an al-Qaid

 

              FILE - This image taken from video  and provided by U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group Thursday Sept. 30, 2010 shows a foreign hostage  who was among seven seized in Niger by an al-Qaid
FILE - This image taken from video and provided by U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group Thursday Sept. 30, 2010 shows a foreign hostage who was among seven seized in Niger by an al-Qaida offshoot, according to a group that monitors terrorism. In October 2010 French media reported that an earlier hostage of the group had identified the captor at left in the image as Abu Zeid, a senior leader of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb. Chadian authorities on Friday March 1 2013 announced their forces had killed Abu Zeid in fighting in northern Mali. (AP Photo/SITE) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY **