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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IDS 'supportive' of government stance on Iraq airstrikes

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said he supports the Government's position against military involvement in Iraq.

He told Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship that we face "very different circumstances" than during the Iraq War, of which he was a strong supporter.

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