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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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Meals and water prepared for aid drop in northern Iraq

Pictures showing US military personnel preparing parcels of food and water for thousands of displaced Iraqis has been released.

Some 52,000 meals have been delivered to refugees fleeing Islamist militants, the Pentagon said.

Credit: Reuters
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