French police have released videos of their operations around two sieges on Friday (January 9) after attacks by Islamic militants.

The videos were issued by the Interior Ministry on Sunday (January 11) in what French media said was an unusual move.

The videos show the prelude to the raid in Dammartin en Goele and footage of hostages released from the second siege at the kosher supermarket in Paris.

In the Paris footage, police from the Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN) are seen hurrying hostages from the supermarket after the police blew up the shop entrance and stormed in to tackle gunman Amedy Coulibaly, who had killed four hostages.

Preparations for the ending of the siege at the print works in Dammartin en Goele, northeast of Paris are shown after Cherif Kouachi and his brother Said took refuge there following a chase earlier on Friday.