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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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Mosul Dam could become 'weapon of mass destruction'

The Mosul Dam, which the US claim was tonight recaptured by the Kurds, could become a "weapon of mass destruction if it got into the hands of terrorists."

Islamic militants could blow it up if they managed to take it and send a torrent of water down the Tigress River.

But ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray said this was unlikely to happen as they would also flood their own positions.

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