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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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International plan for rescue on Iraq's Mount Sinjar

An international plan to rescue thousands of people trapped on a mountainside finally looks to be underway. More than a week after tens of thousands fled to hills to escape islamist militants, there are reports that American special forces have landed on the mountain to pave the way for the operation.

ITV News Washington correspondent Robert Moore reports on what we know about the rescue mission:

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