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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 releases footage of Mosul Dam air strikes

The US Department of Defence has released footage of two air strikes its forces conducted against Islamic State militant targets near Mosul Dam in Iraq.

One of the clips released by US Central Command shows a military attack on an IS armed truck, while another shows an airstrike on a Humvee vehicle used by militants.

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