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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Iraq crisis dominates front pages of Sunday papers

The Iraq crisis dominates Sunday papers' front pages following Barack Obama's comments that the campaign against Islamist fighters was "going to take some time".

"Save us from death" is the headline in The Sunday Telegraph as it looks at the plight of up to 150,000 Yeszidi refugees.

The Observer and The Independent on Sunday both suggest President Obama has committed to a long-term campaign in Iraq.

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