The White House has confirmed the US government and military will be supporting Iraqi and Kurdish efforts to help 40,000 religious minorities who are trapped by Islamist militants on a mountain in northern Iraq.
Spokesman Josh Earnest though would not confirm speculation that President Obama was considering sanctioning airstrikes to help the threatened people.
"There are no American military solutions to the problems in Iraq," he said.
A New York Times report said US President Barack Obama was considering airstrikes and emergency relief airdrops in response to those trapped on Mount Sinjar.
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.