The man freed from the hostage crisis from Algeria - thought to be Lou Fear from Louth, Lincolnshire - told Algerian television the soldiers who freed him were "friendly".
He said: "The guys who picked us up were wonderful, they were like long lost friends. They kept saying "terrorists do not come from Algeria".
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Weather forecast for the Calendar region with Kerrie Gosney
Cold air from Canada will turn showers wintry overnight into Monday morning. Snow could settle over higher routes. Icy patches possible.
A very windy spell Saturday evening, and remaining gusty into Sunday. Colder air by the end of the weekend - sunshine & wintry showers.