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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Obama: US mission in Iraq will be limited

US military missions in Iraq will be limited to providing support to American interests in the Kurdish capital Irbil and protecting the people on Mount Sinjar according President Barack Obama.

He said: "When it comes to the security of our people against a terrorist group like Isil, we need to be united in our resolve."

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