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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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Video shows 'aid dropped to Yazidi Kurds on mountain'

Footage has emerged purportedly showing military helicopters in Iraq delivering aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs), cut off by Islamic State forces.

Pro-Kurdish television MED Nuce obtained the pictures on Friday, which showed aid being delivered to tens of thousands of Yazidi Kurds trapped on Mount Sinjar who have fled Islamic (IS) militants.

ITV News cannot independently verify this footage:

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