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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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Pictures: Fighters who entered Isis occupied village

ITV News exclusively pictures Peshmerga fighters who entered the village of Qwer in Iraq which was occupied by Isis a few days ago. US airstrikes targeted Isis vehicles there. It's the first gain for Kurds since US airstrikes started.

Fighters who entered the village. Credit: ITV News
Peshmerga fighters. Credit: ITV News
The gain is the first for Kurds since US airstrikes started. Credit: ITV News
Fighters who entered Isis occupied village. Credit: ITV News

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