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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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Islamic State video 'indicates it might strike US targets'

A video released by Islamic State militants gives the strongest indication yet that the group might attempt to strike American targets, Reuters has reported.

The "breaking of the American cross" video boasts it will be victorious over the "crusader" US.

It follows a video the group posted yesterday that warned of attacks on American targets if Washington strikes against its fighters in Iraq and Syria.

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