The Algerian military did a very "good job", a British survivor of the Sahara hostage crisis has said.
Peter Hunter, 53, from Durham, was reunited with wife Kerry in the early hours today after he spent days in hiding at a secret location at the BP gas plant.
The BP construction supervisor said: "People laid down their lives for this.
"Everybody will have a different opinion about the army and the special forces but what they did for me - I have no complaints."
David Cameron warned that north Africa is becoming a "magnet for jihadists" as he announced help to tackle the terror threat in the region.
A British man from Aberdeenshire has spoken to ITV News about his dramatic escape from militants and his concern for some of his colleagues.
Stephen McFaul, one of dozens of hostages taken by Islamist fighters at gas plant in Algeria, is due to arrive back in Belfast later today.