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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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US begins airstrikes and airdrops in Iraq

The United States has reluctantly re-entered the Iraq war.

President Obama says the military action is to protect fleeing Christians and other religious minorities threatened with potential genocide.

Tens of thousands of people are trapped in the Sinjar mountains in the north of the country.

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:

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