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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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'Fierce fighting' continues at Mosul Dam amid US strikes

Fierce fighting continues at the Mosul Dam where Kurdish forces supported by US air strikes continue to battle Islamic State fighters, NBC News' Bill Neely reports.

Neely reported seeing "new explosions every few minutes" around the dam and in a village 10 miles away, as Peshmerga troops and militants exchanged fire.

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