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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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US journalist 'released after two years held in Syria'

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has been released after two years being held in captivity by Syrian militants, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

Mr Kerry said that the US were using "every diplomatic, intelligence and military tool" at its disposal to secure the released of other Americans held hostage.

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