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 military video shows drop of food over Iraq

An American mission from multiple airbases within the US Central Command saw a C-17 and two C-130 aircraft drop a total of 72 bundles of supplies over northern Iraq, the US military said. They were escorted by two F/A-18s also from an airbase within Central.

The C-17 dropped 40 "Container Delivery System" bundles of fresh drinking water and was complemented by a C-130 loaded with an additional 16 bundles totaling 5,300 gallons of fresh drinking water. Ae C-130 aircraft dropped 16 bundles totaling 8,000 meals ready to eat. Officials said the aircraft were over the drop area for less than fifteen minutes flying at a low altitude.

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