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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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Watch the RAF drop aid into Iraq

Video of the first UK aid drop to Iraq's trapped Yazidi community has been released by the Ministry of Defense.

The footage shows the consignment of clean water and filtration devices as well as solar lanterns that can also be used to charge mobile phones.

The Yazidi community has been cut off on Mount Sinjar where they fled from fighters from the Islamic State, previously known as ISIS.

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