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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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US complete third air drop of food and water to Iraqis

The US military has delivered a third air drop of food and water to Iraqi civilians trapped in the Sinjar mountains.

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the 72 bundles of supplies brought the total amount of meals provided to 52,000.

It comes just hours after fresh air strikes were launched against Islamist militants.

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