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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Battle for the Mosul Dam is no 'one-sided fight'

The battle between the Islamic State (IS) and the Kurdish Peshmerga for the control of the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq is no "one sided fight" -even with the help of the Americans.

IS has been beaten back but it is the first in a battle of many that sees America at war in Iraq again.

For three days now the American airforce has pounded the Mosul Dam. The Peshmerga have western weapons but IS is still hanging on.

ITV News' Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray has this report:

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