US journalist released from Syria 'overwhelmed with emotion'

A US journalist released earlier this week after almost two years of imprisonment in Syria said he was "overwhelmed with emotion" because of the attention he has received upon returning home.

Peter Theo Curtis, 45, was captured in 2012 by Nusra Front and was only released on Sunday.

He said: "I suddenly remember how good the American people are, and what kindness they have in their hearts."

Meanwhile, Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, who is suspected of fighting with Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria, has been killed in the Middle East, a US security official has said.

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No 10: Britain will not be involved in Iraq military action

By Paul Brand: ITV Political Correspondent

A Downing Street spokesperson reiterated this morning that Britain will not be involved in any military action in Iraq.

They say the Prime Minister supports President Obama's action politically, but will not be contributing troops or missiles to the efforts.

For now, Britain's emphasis remains on humanitarian aid to those trapped by the insurgents.

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