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 'launches another round of airstrikes in Iraq'

US officials tell NBC News that US military warplanes launched another round of airstrikes against an ISIS target in Iraq.

According to officials, the strikes occurred on a target Northwest of Erbil today, not once but twice.

After the first strike US warplanes returned a short time later to hit the target a second time. No details available on the specific target.

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