Al-Qaeda's North African arm releases video of French, Dutch hostages

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Serge Lazarevic, held in the Sahara for almost three years since kidnapped in Mali, asks French president 'to do everything to free me'.

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Al-Qaeda's north African arm, AQIM, has issued a video of a French national and a Dutch national they are holding hostage in which the two men urge their respective governments to negotiate for their release, reports Reuters.