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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 targets Islamist militants in Iraq

Britain and the US are carrying out humanitarian air drops of food and water for thousands of Iraqi's fleeing Islamist fighters in the north of the country.

The US has also launched a second wave of airstrikes targeting a mortar position and convoy of fighters.

ITV News' David Wood has the latest.

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