Some of the many thousands of people trapped by Islamic State militants on Sinjar mountain in northern Iraq have been rescued in the past 24 hours, a UN Spokesman has said.
"We're just receiving the information right now. We've just heard that people over the last 24 hours have been extracted and the UN is mobilising resources to ensure that these people are assisted on arrival," David Swanson said by phone from Iraq.
Thousands of refugees from the Yazidi sect - one of Iraq's oldest minorities- are in hiding without food or water on Mount Sinjar after being forced out of their homes by Islamic State militants.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.