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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 cockpit footage shows Navy flight over Iraq

Cockpit footage released by the US Navy shows fighter jets on their journey to Iraq.

Further footage released today also showed bomb building efforts aboard USS George H Q Bush in the Arabian Gulf.

The GBU-54 bombs have been used in the recent round of airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in the north of Iraq.

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