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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British aid dropped into Iraq as US airstrikes continue

Britain has dropped its first consignment of humanitarian aid to thousands of Iraqis trapped in remote mountains by advancing Islamist fighters.

The US also carried out a third wave of airstrikes against militants from the group known as the Islamic State, who were previously known as Isis.

ITV News' David Wood reports.

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